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What Divorce Taught Me About Being A Man

Steven Crandell | Posted 06.17.2012 | Divorce
Steven Crandell

Separation meant that many of my life plans became redundant. I felt I had to start from scratch in many ways

I Initiated My Divorce... And It Didn't Make It Any Easier

Laura Campbell | Posted 06.12.2012 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

No one walks down the aisle at their wedding hoping that they will one day be divorced. In other words, no one "wants" divorce.

What Happens When Kids See Family Conflict?

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 06.05.2012 | Divorce
Claire N. Barnes, MA

Family conflict is a huge factor negatively affecting the growth of children under the age of 5. For children that young, family turbulence can interrupt or delay important developmental stages.

The First Person To Call When You Decide To Divorce

Nancy Fagan | Posted 05.30.2012 | Divorce
Nancy Fagan

When you decide to take action and get your divorce started, your first call should be to a divorce mediator -- not an attorney. Attorneys are trained to litigate, not mediate.

3 Things Tony Robbins Taught Me About Divorce

Laura Campbell | Posted 04.24.2012 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

As I sat and watched Oprah's experience, I realized that she and I had something in common -- we both had the privilege and benefit of participating in a Tony Robbins event.

7 Secrets To Surviving A Painful Separation

The Stir | Posted 05.19.2012 | Divorce
The Stir

Before many couples throw in the towel, they decide to try a marital separation, in the hopes that spending some time apart will bring them back together. Here are some tips for surviving marital separation.

8 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before Divorcing

Posted 03.15.2012 | Divorce

Originally published on YourTango.com By Doctor Bruce Derman Your marriage is in question and you're facing a real dilemma. You may be the one w...

When Is The Right Time To Leave A Marriage?

Susan Pease Gadoua | Posted 05.09.2012 | Divorce
Susan Pease Gadoua

There may not exactly be a "right" time, but there is absolutely a wrong time to leave.

Separate The Church And The Candidate

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 05.02.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Mr. Santorum, don't talk about who belongs to which "stripe of Christianity"; embrace all the stripes, colors and stars. Don't hint about who is the real Christian candidate; instead, be the real American candidate.

My Biggest Divorce Regret

Steven Crandell | Posted 04.25.2012 | Divorce
Steven Crandell

Many men who go through separation are dads. We know that the separation not only impacts ourselves and our partners, but also our children.

Freedom, Courage And Splitting Up

Steven Crandell | Posted 04.07.2012 | Divorce
Steven Crandell

Separation can bring sorrow to a family, but it also brings freedom.

4 Types of Friends to Avoid

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.30.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

My suggestion is to do a friendship check and ask yourself why you hang on to the energy vampires. There is just not enough time in life to spend with those who deflate you.

The 5 Most Mundane Marriage Killers

Rachel A. Sussman, LCSW | Posted 03.15.2013 | Divorce
Rachel A. Sussman, LCSW

In order to fully recover in a healthy way from a divorce, everyone needs to take some accountability.

How To Overcome The #1 Biggest Challenge For Divorcees

Dr. David P. Steinberg | Posted 03.17.2012 | Divorce
Dr. David P. Steinberg

The biggest shock often happens after the separation, when suddenly you find yourself alone in your house or apartment with no children or partner.

What Happens When Divorce Bankrupts You?

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 03.11.2012 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

Single parenting is challenging, especially when money is scarce. It's taken a huge toll, hitting home today when my daughter pointed out I've turned into Scrooge.

Getting Over A Breakup? Remember This

Amy Chan | Posted 02.11.2012 | Women
Amy Chan

I've realized that all I can do is be a source of love myself, to embrace the love around me, cherish it and share it with others. That is my source of joy.

How To Have An Affair (And Stay Married)

Nancy Fagan | Posted 02.08.2012 | Weddings
Nancy Fagan

Once a relationship moves past the butterfly stage and into the less exciting and more routine stage, you and your partner need to be more deliberate about keeping your relationship on track.

The Phrase That Changed My Post-Divorce Life

Laura Campbell | Posted 02.08.2012 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

I may not have understood then but I understand now that each and every action I take, word I speak and decision I make contributes to the creation of the life I choose to live.

Why I Honor My Post-Divorce Sadness

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.21.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Even though I haven't been with my son's dad for 10 years and we clearly weren't right for one another, it is still a significant loss, and deserves to be treated as such.

A Child Left for College, a Young Woman Returns for Thanksgiving

Tamar Abrams | Posted 01.21.2012 | Parents
Tamar Abrams

The daughter who returns won't be the same as the one who left, but I'm not the same, either. I'm guessing that each time she returns we will have to get to know one another yet again, relieved at the familiar and surprised by the changes.

The Most Important Thing To Do After A Split

Amy Chan | Posted 01.16.2012 | Divorce
Amy Chan

You'd think one would get better at breakups after going through a few. In all honesty, it doesn't get easier.

How Marriage Counseling May Sabotage Your Divorce

Tara Fass | Posted 01.08.2012 | Divorce
Tara Fass

You must consider the possibility that your spouse may employ counseling as a nefarious strategy to get a financial edge by manipulating the date of separation.

8 Ways To Handle Holiday Headaches Post-Divorce

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 01.05.2012 | Divorce
Claire N. Barnes, MA

In the spirit of encouraging new behaviors, here are some suggestions to help the adults in families ease the stresses on their children and themselves during the holidays.

The Top 5 Dirtiest Divorce Tricks

Georgialee Lang | Posted 01.05.2012 | Divorce
Georgialee Lang

Divorce lawyers are well aware of the grab bag of dirty tricks spouses inflict on each other. Here are my top five dirtiest tricks.

What Hurricane Irene Taught Me About Divorce

Laura Campbell | Posted 12.21.2011 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

When Irene came through, I had no idea of just how significantly my property had been affected and how long the clean-up would take. My divorce, like Irene, also came tearing through my life, leaving chaos and a major mess behind it.