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The 8 Keys to Resolving Divorce Conflict

Diana Mercer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Be hard on the problem, not the people.

Missing Your Kids at the Holidays

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Your kids left with their other parent and now you're sitting in an empty house. And it's the holidays. Even if it's a holiday you don't celebrate, ev...

Why Marriages End

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

You hear a lot about the reasons marriages end. Usually, fingers point to affairs or money. But marriages don't end because of events.

Difficult Conversations

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Here are some tips for making your next difficult conversation as smooth as possible .

I'm Always Right

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

What would happen if you gave everyone (and your former spouse or partner, in particular) the benefit of the doubt?

Holiday Parenting Tips: Creating a New Normal for Divorcing and Separated Parents

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

As if the holidays weren't stressful enough, they present additional challenges for separated, divorced and divorcing parents, especially when the separation has just happened.

Speaking Your Mind

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

This confiding communication style is something anyone can try. When you're feeling upset or attacked, instead of just reacting and escalating the fight, tell the other person how you really feel.

Practicing Gratitude

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Did you know that human brains are hard-wired to scout for trouble? Back in caveman days, or even the wild wild west, continuously scanning your surroundings for trouble was a useful way for us to be hard-wired, since danger and life-threatening situations loomed around every corner.

Drama at the Holiday Table

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

It's so tempting to think the holidays are going to be all about decorating sugar cookies and betting on a friendly game of Dreidel, but let's face it: sometimes the holidays inspire fear in even the most courageous among us.

Children of Divorce List Their Holiday Do's and Don'ts

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Children are pretty wise for not spending too many years on this planet. Their holiday advice is great, and following it will make your holiday season go much more smoothly.