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5 Ways Brain Retraining Inoculates You from a Hostile Ex

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 06.06.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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 06.06.2014 | 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 06.06.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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...

How A Toddler Views His Parents' Fight

OWN | Posted 05.13.2014 | OWN

Rapper and actor Saigon and his on-again-off-again love Erica Jean have had a volatile relationship, which has played out on VH1's "Love & Hop Hop: Ne...

3 Steps To Successful Co-Parenting

Caroline Choi | Posted 07.09.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's important to look at the big picture in your divorce and focus on what is in the best interests of your children. When you get along as co-parents, your children will likely be happier given the difficult circumstances that they are already facing with the divorce.

10 Things Your Kids Need During Your Divorce

Michelle Crosby | Posted 07.06.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Crosby

It all starts with realizing that the lasting outcome of this divorce is as much about your relationship with your children as it is your relationship with your spouse.

Lifting Blanket Restrictions

Richard Warshak | Posted 07.04.2014 | Divorce
Richard Warshak

Big changes are afoot Down Under. And these presage changes in the U.S. and Europe as well. For the past few years, a research report issued by the office of the Australian Attorney General, with statements of its lead author, has exerted a disproportionate impact on the lives of young children whose parents are separated.

The Kid Connection

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

To parent well post divorce, the kid connection is something to accept and perhaps to foster. Here's why.

Conscious Uncoupling: Helping Divorced Parents Avoid Unconscious Un-Parenting?

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 06.09.2014 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

When we hear anything about "consciousness" -- which means giving thought and serious attention to something before acting on it -- we're as uncomfortable as kids in a sex-ed class.

Why 'Conscious Co-Parenting' Isn't For Everyone

Virginia Gilbert, MFT | Posted 06.08.2014 | Divorce
Virginia Gilbert, MFT

Trying to establish consistency between homes is hard enough with two reasonable people; it is next to impossible when one person is hard-wired for chaos.

10 Things All Divorcing Parents Should Say To Their Kids

Posted 04.02.2014 | Divorce

By Sophie Rosen for DivorcedMoms.com Divorce is undeniably a tumultuous experience for any couple, regardless of how amicable the dissolution may b...

Is Conscious Uncoupling Actually Possible?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The greatest gift you can give your children is to get the support you need to help you deal with your hurt, anger and sadness.

The Top 3 Things You Need Know About Divorce & Parenting

Erin Mantz | Posted 05.31.2014 | Divorce
Erin Mantz

There are so many strategies, tips and theories floating around that it can be hard for a divorced parent to pick one.