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4 Truths About the *F* Word

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 11.16.2013 | Divorce
Dr. Andra Brosh

I don't know about you, but when my marriage was ending the word forgiveness sounded like a dirty word. The very suggestion of forgiveness made me bristle with anger and I equated forgiveness with absolution.

LOOK: You Will Buy Beer After Reading This Sign

Posted 09.15.2013 | Divorce

We're not expecting literary greatness from bar signs, but if you've even been through a rough breakup, you'll agree that this Nashville bar's ploy to...

Why More And More Americans Are Saying 'I Don't' To Remarriage

Posted 09.13.2013 | Divorce

Have apprehensions about marrying again? You're not alone. The remarriage rate in the US has dropped 40 percent over the past 20 years, according ...

We 'Challenge, Complement And Complete Each Other'

Posted 09.13.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

7 Upsides in the Aftermath of Divorce

Nancy Fagan | Posted 11.10.2013 | Divorce
Nancy Fagan

If you're like the countless Americans who are in the process of divorce, welcome to the club. The worst part? Divorce hurts. It isn't fun. It isn't pretty. But eventually, there is a light at the end of the tunnel -- if you just know where to look.

Should You Tell Your Kids Why You're Getting Divorced?

Posted 09.09.2013 | Divorce

Telling the kids you're getting a divorce is a conversation no parent wants to have. But once you do sit them down with your soon-to-be ex, how much s...

Holidays Are Over and so Is Your Marriage, Too...

Jim Halfens | Posted 11.09.2013 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

In many cases the wish to divorce doesn't come as a big surprise. Couples know that their relationship isn't really working anymore, but sometimes they see their holiday as a final test to be certain of their decision to split up or can we still make it work.

Can Taking a Timeout Save Your Marriage?

Lois Tarter | Posted 11.09.2013 | Divorce
Lois Tarter

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have decided to take some time apart. While a divorce could be in their future, they are apparently taking a moment to themselves to see if that is where they want to go.

How Schools Can Better Serve Kids Of Divorce

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | Posted 11.06.2013 | Divorce
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

As the new school year gets underway across the country, it's time once again for students to take out paper and pencil and explain to their teachers all that's happened in their lives since the end of June.

Ladies, Calm Down...

Jennifer Gardella | Posted 11.06.2013 | Divorce
Jennifer Gardella

It is time to address a problem; our gender has a bad rep. Many 40+ divorced men in the dating world think that we, 40+ divorced women in the dating ...

'We Are A Modern Day Brady Bunch'

Posted 09.06.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

What Happens To Couple Friends After Divorce?

Christine Gallagher | Posted 11.05.2013 | Divorce
Christine Gallagher

Divorce lawyers work hard to split assets fairly after a marriage ends. But there's one valuable part of a couple's life that's hard to split and that is their shared friends. Friends often feel they have to choose one over the other

'I Would Not Be Where I Am Now Without My Stepdad'

Posted 08.30.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

Good Advice For The Cheating Husband

Amy Koko | Posted 10.23.2013 | Divorce
Amy Koko

Finally, if you are not committed to saving your marriage with all your heart and soul, or if there is even an inkling in your heart that you may continue seeing this other woman, leave.

The Non-Existent Sibling in U.S. Family Law

Avidan Milevsky | Posted 10.23.2013 | Divorce
Avidan Milevsky

Legislation to allow for siblings to seek partial custody or visitation when appropriate is a natural extension of the overwhelming scientific evidence highlighting the critical and unmatched role played by siblings throughout life.

Being Part Of A Blended Family 'Makes All Of Us Stronger And Better People'

Posted 08.23.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

Gentlemen: It Is 'Cheaper To Keep Her'

Morghan Leia Richardson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Divorce
Morghan Leia Richardson

Gentlemen, let me confirm what you have long suspected: if you are the primary income earner in your family, particularly where your wife has stayed at home, be prepared to pay in your divorce.

Why You Should Never Confront Your Spouse's Lover

Tracy Schorn | Posted 10.21.2013 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

If someone wants to engage in an affair, or leave you for an affair partner, no amount of rational argument is going to sway them otherwise. Don't hector, beg, or argue. Just remove yourself from the equation.

7 Signs It's Time To Divorce

Lois Tarter | Posted 10.21.2013 | Divorce
Lois Tarter

If you head home after work, drive down your street and hope that your spouse's car is not in the driveway, then you should think about wrapping up the marriage.

Breakup Excuses So Bad, You'll Miss 'It's Not You, It's Me'

Posted 08.20.2013 | Divorce

Think your ex broke up with you in the coldest way possible? It could have been a lot worse, believe it or not. Last week, we featured 11 of the m...

He Called my Teenage Daughter a Bitch -- Now What?!

Kerri Zane | Posted 10.16.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

What does a woman do? For the first time since my divorce I saw my future with a man. I wanted to wake up next to him for the rest of my living days. I wanted to walk his dog every morning (and I'm not really a dog person).

Not in Kansas Anymore

Erin Donovan | Posted 10.19.2013 | Divorce
Erin Donovan

I remember the exact moment in my life in which I became an adult. Before it happened, I had assumed adulthood was quantified by credentials, like having a high school diploma, a driver's license, or a job.

Child-Support: Paying Your Fair-Share?

Morghan Leia Richardson | Posted 10.14.2013 | Divorce
Morghan Leia Richardson

The math is fair. The logic is sound. But the practical application still causes you grief. You are writing a check to someone and you have no ability to control how the money is spent or if it is even spent on your child -- the most common complaint I hear about the child support laws.

'Becoming A Family Has Meant Lots Of Baby Steps'

Posted 08.16.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

The More Time I Have With My Kids the More Time I Want With My Kids (the Single Parent Paradox)

Emma Johnson | Posted 10.13.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

I guess I was. And I see now how much better behaved my kids are now that they have that better, more chilled-out mom. More polite language. Better listening and chore-doing. Fewer meltdowns -- and quicker apologies in the event of a spaz-out.