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9 Ways To Co-Parent Like A Grown-Up

Emma Bathie | Posted 04.01.2014 | 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 03.27.2014 | 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 03.27.2014 | 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 03.25.2014 | 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 03.06.2014 | 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 02.28.2014 | 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...

How I Got Divorced For Less Than $1,500

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2014 | Divorce

By Tim McLaughlin BOSTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - When my wife and I decided to get divorced, the last thing we wanted was a...

The Awesome Thing My Aunt Did After Her Divorce

Samara O'Shea | Posted 03.10.2014 | Divorce
Samara O'Shea

After several years of living there, the decision was made to separate. My initial question about what happened was answered in due time. Morty remarried shortly after the divorce.

Divorce Confidential: When Divorce Is a Bad Idea

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce is a long, emotional process and the decision to divorce shouldn't be taken lightly or made impulsively. It is important to note that there is always time to change your mind, even if the divorce train is well on its way.

The Warning I'll Give My Daughter When She's Old Enough To Date

Andrea Moore | Posted 02.17.2014 | Divorce
Andrea Moore

A wife's hometown in California and a husband's hometown in Virginia, a turbulent marriage, intermittent thoughts of divorce in an increasingly mobile society, and the burden of proving to the court that the relationship between child and the non-custodial parent will only be "minimally impacted" are the things that nasty custody battles are made of.

What Unhappily Married Couples Are Thinking This Holiday Season

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 02.12.2014 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

January has been dubbed "divorce month" -- and with good reason. It shows a higher number of divorce filings than any other month. Why? Because people aren't usually in a big hurry to call it quits -- and tell their kids -- right before the family-est time of the year.

The Meaning of Gifts: How Much Do You Want to Spend on Your Children?

Risa Garon | Posted 02.11.2014 | Divorce
Risa Garon

Losses and grief are rekindled at this time of year; adults may feel lonely and left out; children may remember the holiday when both parents were together and the world felt safe and secure for your children.

Giving Your Relationship a Second Chance

Deborah Hecker, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Hecker, Ph.D.

Many separated couples frequently reach back to make their relationship work out and "try really hard" to get it right this time around. Why are some couples successful at reconciliation and others are not?

How To Keep The Kids Entertained At A Holiday Party, From Sandra Lee (VIDEO)

Posted 12.09.2013 | MarloThomas

When it comes to holiday entertaining, sometimes it can be difficult to keep both the kids and adults happy at the same party. Luckily, I had the chan...

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.

How I Went From Knot to Noose

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Andra Brosh

My ex and I made a pact that neither of us would remarry. I know you're probably thinking that this is ridiculously juvenile and delusional, but it worked for us... until last week when he told me he had proposed to his girlfriend.

Stepping Toward Happiness

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Maria Rodale

  There comes a point in everyone's life when they need to choose life. As Elizabeth Gilbert writes in her new book The Signature of All Thing...

The High Price Mothers Pay When Filing For Divorce

Laura Wellington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Laura Wellington

In many cases the safety of children gets lost in a variety of personal agendas, leaving the word "family" in the phrase "Family Court" to resemble more of the Sopranos than that of the Cleavers.

Husbands: A Field Guide

Marion Winik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Marion Winik

Several of my friends have managed to marry into the top echelon of Nicest Guys In The World, and the generosity and kindness of these fine fellows has overflowed onto me.

Customizing Your Relationship

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Next, compare your actual relationship -- as it now exists -- to the one that you have visualized. Identify every specific thing you can that separates where you now are, from what you have envisioned as ideal.