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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.

The Single Mom Superstar Project!

Kerri Zane | Posted 10.10.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

Having a clear picture of your pretty little details and unmentionables is a great way to start your very own personal single mom superstar project. Want to learn more ways to become a single mom superstar?

We 'Celebrate Even The Smallest Breakthrough'

Posted 08.09.2013 | 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...

Use the Good Stuff

Jennifer Ball | Posted 10.06.2013 | Divorce
Jennifer Ball

I told her that when my husband left, he didn't ask for anything. Not a single photograph. Not any artwork the kids had made. He wanted nothing, not a single remnant nor reminder of our 15 years together.

10 Simple Solutions for the Time-Starved Single Mom

Kerri Zane | Posted 10.06.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

Rather than its original intention, of making things easier, I believe all this new technology has added more stress to our daily lives. But it's not all bad. Some very clever entrepreneurs have stepped up to lend us a virtual helping hand.

Does 50 Percent Who Say Yes to Marriage Also Say Yes to a Future Divorce?

Jim Halfens | Posted 10.06.2013 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

We simply do not like to talk about our problems openly. Perhaps we haven't really learned all the skills to communicate in a way that is geared towards truly listening to each other, working things out and finding a middle way.

The Biggest Relationship Problems, According To Readers

Posted 08.05.2013 | Divorce

When you're in a relationship that's on the outs, it can feel like you and your partner are the only couple dealing with your particular set of proble...

LOOK: Sweatshirt Offers Relationship Real Talk

Posted 08.05.2013 | Divorce

Your relationship status on Facebook may read "single," but let's be honest -- that's really only telling half the story. If you're like a lot of ...

'We Could Not Love Each Other's Biological Children More'

Posted 08.02.2013 | 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...

3 Good Reasons You Shouldn't Trash Talk Your Ex

Marina Sbrochi | Posted 09.30.2013 | Divorce
Marina Sbrochi

It's comfy to repeat the same old sob story where your ex sucks and you don't. However, you are better than that. You don't need to put anyone down in order to lift yourself higher. Know that life is more rewarding when you aren't looking for the fault in others.

Single Mom Trend: Whirlwind Romances Then Wedded Bliss -- What's Up With That?

Emma Johnson | Posted 09.28.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

Don't expect every man to be your husband. Listen to those instincts. In telling me about her new love, Sarah's words mimicked others I've heard: "We both just knew right away."

Why My Husband And I Are Friends With My Ex

Posted 07.26.2013 | 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...

LOOK: Freedom Never Tasted So Good

Posted 07.24.2013 | Divorce

Divorce cakes tend to come in two flavors: angry and angrier. (Case in point? This creepy confection featuring a decapitated husband cake topper that ...

LOOK: Better Than A Dating Site?

Posted 07.24.2013 | Divorce

Not even those stick figure family car decals are immune to divorce. Forget divvying up the assets or arguing over custody arrangements, the first...

How To Know If You Should Stay Or Go

Carla Schiff Donnelly | Posted 09.23.2013 | Divorce
Carla Schiff Donnelly

When I mention to people that I'm a divorce lawyer, they usually joke about how they hope they'll never need me. But then, privately, they pull me aside and ask me the questions that they have clearly been carrying around with them for some time.

Why This Blended Family Takes Epic Themed Photos Every Year

Posted 07.19.2013 | 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...

Letting Go of Relationship Traps

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 09.17.2013 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

When we get close to someone, it can bring to the surface unresolved issues from the past -- the very things that we might want to avoid dealing with.

Should Stepparents Ever Be Excluded From Family Events?

Posted 07.17.2013 | Divorce

When you aren't on the best terms with your partner's former spouse, even something as innocent as a kid's birthday party or school graduation can bec...

To Date or Not to Date? That Is the Question

Aimee Vlachos | Posted 09.14.2013 | Divorce
Aimee Vlachos

I have been divorced for nearly two years, and I'm still not ready to have someone in my life. The idea of talking to someone every day or seeing someone all the time makes me feel claustrophobic just thinking about it.

A Single Mom By Any Other Name Is An ... Um ... Er ... Uh ...

Emma Johnson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

Sometimes if I've been in a group of new people and it's relevant, I've mentioned that I'm divorced. That's a fact. But I don't want my identity to be "divorced." Divorce is horrible, even if the net result is positive.

How I Know My Marriage Is 'Strong And Real This Time Around'

Posted 07.12.2013 | 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...

Your Post-Divorce Rebound Is Guaranteed to Destroy your Heart

Emma Johnson | Posted 09.08.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

I am feeling strong and free and optimistic about love in a different, more grounded way -- one that allows me to see obvious love landmines before I enthusiastically dance on one -- Gangnam style.

Divorce Doesn't Need To Be War

Debbi Dickinson | Posted 09.07.2013 | Divorce
Debbi Dickinson

I have a girlfriend who was just starting down the journey of divorce. She knows that I've been divorced for over 10 years and have an amicable relationship with my ex.

My Ex Is 'By Far My Very Best Friend'

Posted 07.05.2013 | 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 Big Challenge Posed By Marriage Equality

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2013 | Divorce

(The author is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Geoff Williams July 5 (REUTERS) - Gay cou...