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Do's and Don'ts for Body and Mind Post-Divorce Makeovers

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Indulging in financial self-soothing following the stressful divorce process is the reward that many women seek in the days after that Final Judgment is received. Justified trips to Cancun, rationalized days at the spa, and country club memberships are the delicious luxuries we seek, when soothing our aching hearts.

Beginning or Ending? When Our Kids Go Off to College

Madeline Levine | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Madeline Levine

Our college-bound kids know full well that they are leaving their childhood and embarking on the extraordinary journey of crafting their future adult selves.

You Can Speculate About Him or Her...

Tracy Crossley | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

Until the cows come home. Mind reading 101. It is a complete and total waste of time. Dealing with someone who doesn't speak of truth or whose acti...

'I'm Right! You're Wrong!' -- 'No, I'm Right! You're Wrong!'

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Good News
Robert C. Jameson

I'm sure you have either been involved in this type of argument or have heard it going on out in the world. It just seems to be part of the human condition.

Seamless Transitions From Divorce to Dating

Sheila Blagg | Posted 07.31.2014 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

If you've recently gone through a divorce and you're thinking about how to get back into the dating scene, you need to prepare yourself mentally. Before you plunge in head first looking for your next major relationship, do take some time for yourself.

Want Love After Divorce? The First Step Is to Forgive

Honoree Corder | Posted 07.15.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

You can't fit new love into a heart that's already full of love... or something else, any more than you can fit a new wardrobe into an already over-flowing closet.

'Till Death Do Us Part'

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Last week would have marked my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Although my former husband and I have been parted now for many years, when the date rolled around and I did the math, I felt it as a momentous occasion.

10 Ways to Get and Keep a Man #SO #VERY #NON #PC

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

It is hard but it is not an impossible task. There is somewhat of a formula here. It is not validated empirically but it is the formula that I have put together as I have observed many women on their relationship journey.

A Hole in My Heart

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 08.24.2014 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

I always knew that divorce ends marriages, but what I didn't know, was the way in which it would dissolve my family.

Abundance or Lack of Abundance Is a State of Mind

Karen Stewart | Posted 08.17.2014 | Divorce
Karen Stewart

The state of mind for those getting divorced is the predictor of how long, how stressful and how costly the transition will be. So for those at the doorsteps of divorce, consider your first step very carefully.

7 Surprising Ways He Begs You to Stay

Lindsey Ellison | Posted 08.17.2014 | Divorce
Lindsey Ellison

In my divorce coaching practice, my female clients are often shocked by how she is begged to stay, despite the misery in their marriage. Here's how you can be prepared for what might happen, and what to do if you still want out.

Learning What "Responsible Separation" Means

John McElhenney | Posted 08.06.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

Laura A. Munson has written an amazing book about a crisis of heart she and her husband suffered. Well, actually her husband suffered some sort of m...

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.

Feeling Like a Fish Out of Water After Divorce? 3 Ways to Jump Back In

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 07.02.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Andra Brosh

"Get back in the water -- there is no need to wait to be invited to something, and there are no rules about how you exercise your right to belong to something greater than yourself."

9 Ways To Co-Parent Like A Grown-Up

Emma Bathie | Posted 05.28.2014 | Divorce
Emma Bathie

Here are some key ways that have helped ease my pain and confusion on a path that I didn't think I'd be walking when my ex and I first thought about having children together. If you have also decided to separate and co-parent, I hope these will also bring you comfort on one of the hardest journeys we can take as a parent.

Conscious Uncoupling

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Divorce
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

It makes sense that a divorce will trigger all of our defenses and that it will be hard to stay conscious in those moments. Understanding that you are committing to being intentional because it is in your best interest and the interests of your children can remind you that there is a better way.

A Conscious Look at Conscious Uncoupling: 4 Steps to a Successful Separation

David Kessler | Posted 05.27.2014 | Divorce
David Kessler

We are hearing a lot about a new term related to the separation of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin: conscious uncoupling. While some may dismiss this new terminology as woo woo, divorce is a reality and worth discussing.

Domestic Violence, Part 1

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

What is it? What are the stages? And, how can it be prevented? Domestic violence is a nice clinical name for a battering relationship or a relati...

Getting Unmarried vs. Divorced: What's the Difference?

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 05.06.2014 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

Divorce conjures up an angry, ugly legal battle often with a lose/lose ending. One that keeps you stuck in unhappily-ever-after. Getting unmarried, on the other hand, is a split acknowledging a once loving relationship that no longer works.

'Parenthood' Returns With Bribery, Suitors And A Whole Lotta Love

Ashley Spencer | Posted 04.30.2014 | TV
Ashley Spencer

The separation that no one thought would actually happen but is somehow still a thing is at the heart of Parenthood's post-Olympics return.

Facing Divorce? Top 5 Things Same-Sex Couples With Children Need to Know

Nicole H. Sodoma | Posted 04.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicole H. Sodoma

Knowing what to do is critical when one is faced with a life-changing event such as a separation; and for same-sex couples with children, the combination of state-by-state and federal laws pertaining to their relationships can add complexity.

Divorce: "You Will Survive"

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 04.22.2014 | Divorce
Robin Amos Kahn

My advice: Cry. Often, if you need to. Get a plastic baseball bat and hit a pillow, hard. Take kickboxing or run. Dance. Do yoga. Move the feelings through your body.

Sex With an Ex: A Valentine's Day Fantasy or a Possible Start to Reuniting?

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 04.05.2014 | Divorce
Sari Eckler Cooper

What could feel more forbidden yet familiar, naughty and naïve, than getting back together with an ex for a potentially delicious night of sexual escapades?

How to Find God: The Five Ways

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

If you think of God as "up there, somewhere," and you as "down here on earth," that is to say, if you see God as separate from you -- then that is precisely why God cannot be found.

A Lesson From Philomena

Mark Roseman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Divorce
Mark Roseman

I intended to be one of just a handful of patrons attending a recent performance in Delray Beach, FL of the new BBC film, Philomena. Philomena. This f...