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Margaret Klaw | Posted 09.15.2014 | Divorce
Margaret Klaw

Sooner or later, it had to happen. Nestled cozily in my inbox between an email from a grumpy opposing attorney and a bar association solicitation, there it was: NOW CASTING DIVORCED COUPLES FOR NEW NBC SERIES. Of course, I clicked.

'I Want To Pee Like Daddy'

Jon Vaughn | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

She's not as confusing as some of the women I've dated; I understand her; I get her and she gets me. We grew up together, in a sense, and now I see a young, independent, beautiful and risk-taking female version of me. (This version looks much better than the original, by the way.)

These Divorced Parents' Secret Regrets Are Utterly Heartbreaking

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.17.2014 | Divorce

It's common to feel guilty after divorce, and that guilt is increased tenfold if you're a parent. You know -- or at least are reasonably sure -- your ...

Doin' the 2-Step When Your Stepkids Are Ruining Your Marriage

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Most parents will admit that their darling, little angels have, at one point or another, caused a riff in their relationship. Raising children, whether as single parents, as dual parents or as a co-parenting team of several adults, can be challenging and stressful.

5 Back to School Strategies for Divorced or Divorcing Parents

Cheryl and Joe Dillon | Posted 08.11.2014 | Divorce
Cheryl and Joe Dillon

If that's true, and your divorce began earlier in the year, it will likely be finalized by summer's end. Leading to a significant change in physical, financial and emotional circumstances for you and your children.

Spiritual Divorce: Taking a Page From Rumi and Shams

Holly Lynn Payne | Posted 08.05.2014 | Divorce
Holly Lynn Payne

We all know there is no turning back. We are not going to remarry each other. We want our daughter to know that we will always love each other, and despite our fractured frame, we are still a family -- and a loving one capable of joy.

Divorce Lessons: 8 Critical Choices in Making a Positive Split

John McElhenney | Posted 08.05.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

Each parent is responsible to keep their own emotional upset out of the kids' lives. It's fine to let them know or see that you are working through some stuff, but your promise has to be to not work it out in their presence. Get help for yourself outside the walls of your house.

6 Words No Divorced Parent Wants To Hear

Posted 08.03.2014 | Divorce

By Bruce McCracken for Divorce360 Melinda Johnson was doing pretty well four years out of her divorce. Then she heard the words that rattled her wo...

The Cadence of Co-Parenting: Staying Close Even After Divorce

John McElhenney | Posted 07.28.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

There are not fewer things to coordinate when you become a single parent, in fact there are more. The things you once traded equitably, now fall 100 percent in your lap when it is your parenting time

Teens Caught in the Web of Parents' Conflicts

Risa Garon | Posted 07.28.2014 | Divorce
Risa Garon

The easy living of summer is challenged when children and teens become entangled in their parents' conflict and competition. Parents compete to be considered the best parent and then the best interests of their children go by the wayside.

5 Ways Brain Retraining Inoculates You from a Hostile Ex

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 09.14.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Kate Roberts

For those of you that are divorced and who have to live with the reality of a bullying or hostile ex; one who refuses to love your children more than he hates you, brain retraining may be your way to freedom.

The Money After Divorce Manifesto: A Neverending Story

John McElhenney | Posted 09.10.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

Money after divorce can be a nightmare. Even when you are hurt and grieving you have to continue the painful negotiations and discussions about money. If you've got kids, you never escape the money matters meeting, but now you have to do it under duress and potentially adverse interests.

Should There Be a Pre-Pregnancy Contract?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

Being intentional -- thinking about the parenting process, having conversations and negotiating with your co-parent along the way, knowing who you are and what's most important to you -- makes a world of difference in the quality and experience of raising your child.

Survival Guide for Visiting Kids aka Co-Parenting Etiquette 101: One Dozen Tips

Tara Fass | Posted 09.06.2014 | Divorce
Tara Fass

When parents separate it's not uncommon for this to be the thoroughfare children traverse in order to see one parent or the other whether it's across town or a Los Angeles versus San Francisco commute.

This Is What Kids Need From Their Divorcing Parents

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.30.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

I realize something is happening, but I don't really know what it is. Life is different, I'm scared to death and unsure of my future. Here's what I need from you, my parents.

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Co-Parenting

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 08.13.2014 | Divorce
Valerie DeLoach

Co-parenting with someone who you admittedly would rather not deal with can be challenging and exhausting. Avoid these seven deadly sins of co-parenting so that you can work through the conflict to successfully raise your children -- together.

Yes, Dads Really Can Handle It

Jessica McNeill Azar | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Jessica McNeill Azar

Why is it that people automatically think that men are unable to care for their kids while the mom is away for a few days?

The Three Things That Kept Me From Ruining My Children's Childhood

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 08.11.2014 | Divorce
Arlene Nisson Lassin

My children have exactly one and only one father. That one father is the only other human on earth who loves them with the same passion as me, their other parent. Why take away that precious relationship from my children when they are lucky to have it?

Kids of Divorce Turn Out Just Fine

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.10.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

You have two choices: you can spend your time worrying about what might happen, or you can get busy doing what would make a the biggest and best positive impact.

How to Be Grateful for Your Ex

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.06.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

Oh, is it easy to hold a grudge! We have all experienced hurt and pain at the end of our relationships, and some are more painful than others and cite more intense emotion. Sometimes the experience is so painful, it feels like it takes forever to heal, especially when our kids have been hurt in the process, too.

Longing for a Father

Monique Ruffin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices
Monique Ruffin

Until I got married and had a son, Father's Day had been a horrible day for me. Before then I'd never really understood the love between a father and ...

12 Simple Rules For My Clueless Ex-Husband

Amy Mullis | Posted 08.02.2014 | Divorce
Amy Mullis

Because of circumstances I cannot alter (reproduction), I must maintain an ongoing, apparently nonhostile relationship with my ex-husband. I consid...

9 Dos And Don'ts For Divorce Parents Of 2014 Grads

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

If you and your former spouse are one of those new-age, The Trophy Wife blended families who cut birthday cakes together and who share holidays by com...

The Father Project

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Divorce
Monique Ruffin

Today my ex-partner and I are able to laugh together like old friends. We still hit bumps in the road, but because I'm committed to harmony, I don't take anything personally.

11 Things All Divorced Parents Need To Hear

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.21.2014 | Divorce

Your divorce may have been a drawn-out, dramatic mess but if you want your kids to come out unscathed, your co-parenting relationship with your ex nee...