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4 Ways Divorced Parents Can Plan For Their Kids' College Tuition

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2014 | Divorce

By Geoff Williams Feb 28 (Reuters) - Figuring out how to split childcare costs when you're divorcing is not easy, but it can be like r...

How To Deal With Divorced Parents During Wedding Planning

Renee Strauss | Posted 02.20.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

The problem is that even when it comes to planning a happy occasion like a wedding, it can be very difficult to take feelings and treat them like inanimate objects -- you can't just put them in a drawer or lock them away for a period of time.

WATCH: Author On 'The Secret Sex Life Of A Single Mom'

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.18.2014 | Divorce

Dating after a divorce can seem like a daunting task. But author Delaine Moore embraced it. She turned her sexcapades into a steamy memoir, The Secret...

Divorce Diaries: Do Parents on Their Own Need a Plus One?

Denise Albert | Posted 03.21.2014 | Divorce
Denise Albert

It was traumatic for my boys to see me scared, helpless, hurt, panicked, worried and concerned. They had all of the same feelings. So does this mean a parent on their own has to alter adventures? Do I always need a plus 1?

Why Single Fatherhood Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Divorce
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

I was thrilled that everyday my little love and I would start our days together, but I was also filled with trepidation, for at that moment I was thrust into a role for which I'd never been prepared.

This Is Either The Saddest Or Funniest X-Mas Card We've Ever Seen

Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce

Now that the holidays are behind us, we must make a confession: we get a little sick of receiving Christmas cards bearing perfect family photos and br...

5 Ways Your Parents' Divorce Can Strengthen Your Own Marriage

Posted 12.26.2013 | Divorce

Written by Ericka Souter for CafeMom’s, The Stir. Everyone always thinks of divorce as a major tragedy for a child. And it is. In many cases, the...

'It Became My Mission To Be The Best Non-Christian Christmas Celebrator Around'

Vicki Abelson | Posted 02.23.2014 | Fifty
Vicki Abelson

I know it's not my holiday, but Christmas belongs to everyone... except my Uncle Si.

The Straight Dope About the Holidays: What to Expect, How to Make It to the New Year

Alison Patton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Alison Patton

Holidays are stressful in general. And so is divorce. Combining them can be the final straw that pushes some people into depression. If this is your holiday experience, get the support you need to make it through but don't be too alarmed. It's par for the course and next year's holiday season will be much easier.

Hands Down The Best Advice On Celebrating The Holidays After Divorce

Marina Sbrochi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Marina Sbrochi

Who cares if it's different? You can mourn the loss of what was, or you can choose to celebrate with what you have. It is possible to create new holiday traditions and have fun even though you aren't together as a family anymore.

Divorce Parties, Jewelry: A Metaphor for Moving On or a Misguided Message?

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

I have mixed feelings about these offerings but believe for some they can be useful tools for boosting self-esteem or telling the world you're ready to move on. It depends on how you handle these resources and the intentions behind their use.

How To Deal When Your Ex Won't Cooperate

Betsy Ross, LICSW CGP | Posted 12.29.2013 | Divorce
Betsy Ross, LICSW CGP

It's upsetting to have an ex-spouse continue fighting with you after your marriage is done, particularly when the ex-spouse is your children's co-parent. Taking time to think about why this is happening and exploring the possibilities can yield helpful information and lead to new ideas about how to stop fighting and move yourself forward.

20 Ways Divorce Makes You A Better Parent

Posted 09.04.2013 | Divorce

Divorce will inevitably change your relationship with your kids, but that change doesn't have to be for the worst. On Wednesday, HuffPost blogger and ...

WATCH: Mom Didn't Expect This 'Reality Check' By 21

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.29.2013 | Divorce

Marriage, pregnancy, then divorce -- it's a cycle many women know well. But usually those women are in their 30s, 40s or 50s by the time they've exper...

What I Know About Single Dads

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 09.02.2013 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

I can honestly say that being a single dad doesn't seem like any big picnic. So, I want to validate single dads and tell them how much the single mom really appreciates them, whether she admits it or not.

Single Parenting and the Lightness of Being Guilt-Free

Abi Cotler | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents
Abi Cotler

This, however, is not how guilt works, especially not mother-guilt. When mother-guilt drives, there are no other natural forces at work. When mother-guilt's in charge, it's in total control.

What Divorced Moms Should Do On Father's Day

Posted 06.13.2013 | Divorce

Should you help your kids celebrate your ex-husband on Father's Day? That's the question tackled in a recent segment on WGN News in Chicago. And ac...

Will Arnett: 'I've Found My Happiness'

Posted 05.30.2013 | Divorce

Viewers who tuned into "Arrested Development" this weekend saw a different side of newly single actor Will Arnett -- a more toned, fit side. Arnett...

The Advice Every Divorced Parent Needs To Hear

Posted 05.15.2013 | Divorce

When you're in the middle of divorce and exhausted by arguments with your ex and meetings with your attorney, it's a sad reality that you're sometimes...

Divorced Parents' Dirty Little Secret

Posted 05.14.2013 | Divorce

By Elisabeth LaMotte for YourTango.com Kids have fuller schedules today than they did in their parents' generation. These parents juggle to fit spo...

My Husband's Kids Are Coming to Live With Us!

Ann Blumenthal Jacobs | Posted 07.07.2013 | Divorce
Ann Blumenthal Jacobs

You may be angry about the situation, but don't be angry with the kids. Trust us, blaming the kids caught in the middle of this situation won't help. There are times we say you have to take a "grown-up pill" and this is one of them.

The Blame Game: Why Moms Need to Grow Up

Joelle Fraser | Posted 07.07.2013 | Divorce
Joelle Fraser

One of the tragedies of split custody is depending on the warmth between you and your ex, your child is out of your control. It might be for days at a time. You have to bury your worry and love, so that you don't waste the time you're apart -- so that when you do get your child back, you're not a clingy basket-case.

We're Divorced! What's Left to Argue Over?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 06.26.2013 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Welcome to the unknown, brave new world of co-parenting, or perhaps its more complicated sibling, co-parenting with stepparents! Splendid. Little disagreements that turned into giant disputes when you were married are now exponentially worse as a divorced couple.

What My Divorced Parents Taught Me About Love

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 06.09.2013 | Divorce
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I was fortunate that my mom and dad had a very civilized divorce, but I have absolutely no recollection of them as a couple and they are polar opposites, which always made me feel like I came from Jupiter and Mars.

Victor or Victim: It's Your Choice

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 06.04.2013 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

The first action necessary to embrace the victor over victim mentality is to realize that you have control over your future. Once you accept that you are the only person who controls your destiny, you can let go of any resentment from past trials.