Thirty years ago, it would have been unthinkable. No one had a divorce party. People wouldn’t dream of celebrating their divorce – even if getting a divorce was the best thing that ever happened to them. Divorce was something you were ashamed of. It’s not something that anyone wanted to … Read more about Should You Have a Divorce Party to Celebrate Your Divorce?
Karen’s Divorce Blog: Practical Information to Get You Through Your Divorce
Everyone knows someone who’s divorced. Most of us know lots of people who are divorced. It’s not surprising then that we all have our own ideas of what to expect in a divorce. The problem is that we’re not sure whether what we expect to happen in our divorce will actually happen or not. We don’t … Read more about What to Expect in a Divorce: 19 Things That Are (and ARE NOT!) True
Co-parenting with a narcissist is qualitatively different than co-parenting with any other person on the planet. It’s terrifying, infuriating, and humiliating … and that’s on a good day! The worst part is that once you’ve had children with a narcissist, you’re going to have to parent with a … Read more about 21 Tips for Co-Parenting with a Narcissist
No one wants to get stuck in a divorce that drags on for years. Yet, many divorces do exactly that. So, why does divorce take so long if everyone wants it to be over asap? There are many reasons. But most of those reasons fall into five general categories: The 5 Main Reasons Divorce Takes So … Read more about Why Does Divorce Take So Long?
Prenups have long been used by the rich and famous to, well, stay rich and famous. (Okay, maybe not famous ... but definitely rich!) For the rest of us, getting a prenup either seemed silly (because we weren’t rich and therefore didn’t need one) or greedy (because it made it seem like we were trying … Read more about The Ultimate Guide to Prenups: The Pros, The Cons, and How Prenups Work
Spending tens of thousands of dollars (or more!) on your divorce feels like intentionally setting fire to your life savings. No one wants to do that. … hence the allure of the cheap divorce! “Get a divorce without lawyers.” “You can get divorced for just $499.” “Cheap Divorce: Cheap, Easy and … Read more about 3 Reasons a Cheap Divorce Can Be Your Most Expensive Mistake
You can’t help it. It’s not that you are wishing evil upon your spouse while you are going through a divorce (okay, so maybe you are!). But you can’t help wondering every now and then: what would happen if my spouse just died? While that would certainly make your divorce go away, it would also make … Read more about Child Support After Death: 6 Tips for Providing for the Kids If Your Ex Dies
By definition, difficult conversations are, well, difficult! They are unpleasant, uncomfortable, and no one’s idea of a good time. They are also very often, exactly the kind of conversations you end up needing to have with your ex. Knowing how to handle those conversations, and how to talk to your … Read more about Difficult Conversations: 10 Tips for How to Talk To Your Ex
If you're going through a divorce, you know you need a divorce decree. You know it's an important document. But there are so many documents involved in divorce. You may not be entirely sure what a divorce decree is, or what should be in it. Yet, because your divorce decree IS so important, it's … Read more about Everything You Need to Know About Your Divorce Decree BEFORE You Sign It!
Parenting is challenging for everyone. Co parenting with someone you’re no longer even living with is worse. Having to communicate, make parenting decisions, and manage your kids' schedules and bills from a distance is enough to rattle even the most amicable co parents. Co parenting apps like Our … Read more about The Ultimate Guide to Co Parenting Apps
Divorce sucks. Losing half the time with your kids, as well as half of everything you own, sucks. Losing your home, a lot of your friends, and often a big chunk of your income, sucks. What sucks the most, though, is losing your very identity. You used to be a married person. You used to … Read more about Divorce Sucks! Here’s How You Can Make It Less Awful
You’re getting divorced and you have kids. You know that you are going to need to make some sort of a parenting plan with your soon-to-be-ex. But you have no idea of what should be in it or how to go about doing it. You understand that you are going to need to put together a schedule for when you … Read more about Why You Need a Good Parenting Plan and How to Make One
Just like drinking and driving, social media and divorce simply don’t mix! The problem of course is that even though most people can figure out that posting their dirty divorce laundry on the internet is a really bad idea, sometimes divorce clouds their better judgment. Or, they mistakenly think … Read more about Social Media and Divorce: Here’s Why Facebook is NOT Your Friend!
You don’t talk anymore – not about anything real, anyway. You tell yourself it doesn’t matter. Or, you convince yourself that you’re just tired. But somewhere, deep down, your heart knows the truth. You’re in a loveless marriage. What is a Loveless Marriage? A loveless marriage, by definition, is … Read more about Loveless Marriage v. Divorce: Which Do You Have and What Do You Do?
Even when you have a divorce lawyer, making divorce mistakes is surprisingly easy. That's because most people aren't exactly at their best when they are getting a divorce. Honestly, it’s hard to operate at the top of your game when your entire life has just imploded and it feels like you’re walking … Read more about 21 Divorce Mistakes You DON’T Want to Make!
Surviving infidelity. You never thought those words would apply to you. When you first find out that your spouse has been having an affair, “survival” in any sense of the word seems questionable. At least, that’s how it feels. You can’t eat. You can’t sleep. All you want to do is lay in bed … Read more about Surviving Infidelity – Practical Steps To Heal the Hurt and Move On
Preparing for divorce seems like the ultimate betrayal. It conjures up images of the greedy businessman who hides all of his money in off-shore accounts right before he divorces his wife. Or the gold-digger wife who patiently waits until the pre-nup has expired before telling her husband she’s … Read more about Preparing for Divorce: The Top 10 Tips You’ve Got to Know
Whether you’re looking for good divorce advice, preparing for mediation, or trying to reconcile with your ex, I’ve got you covered. I’ve combed through every blog post I wrote in 2018 so you could have the “best of the best” at your fingertips! Here are my top 10 most popular, best divorce blog … Read more about The Top 10 Best Divorce Blog Posts of 2018
Your divorce is over. You’ve separated your finances and divided the furniture. You are officially done with lawyers and judges and the whole divorce system. You know that it’s time to let go of the past and start your new life after divorce. But at this point, you have no idea how! The Usual … Read more about Creating Your New Life After Divorce: 10 Tips for Starting Over
You know it to your very core. You are done! Watching your husband stuff himself at Christmas parties is unbearable. Listening to that fake laugh your wife puts on when she is trying to be social makes you cringe. You hate the way your spouse looks, acts, talks, and smells. Even the sound of your … Read more about Christmas Divorce: Surviving the Holidays in an Unhappy Marriage
When you’re going through a divorce, and you feel like you’re all alone, having someone you can turn to for comfort and guidance can make a giant difference in your life. Yet, no matter how good your friends and family try to be, they can’t always be with you. Plus, unless they also happen to be … Read more about 27 Best Divorce Books: From Decision to Recovery
There is no way to sugar-coat it. Surviving divorce during the holidays is rough. You can’t help but remember past holidays when your family was together. Even if those past holidays were less than perfect (and how many of us really have perfect holidays?) they were still family holidays. Now … Read more about 12 Tips for Surviving Divorce During the Holidays When You Have Kids
You know you “should” feel it. Everyone from scientists, to psychologists, to the most popular self-help gurus, touts the benefits of practicing gratitude. Yet, when you’re in the middle of (or trying to recover from!) a bad divorce, you’re not usually sitting around counting your blessings! Sure, … Read more about How to Be Grateful Even When You’re Divorcing!
You’re staring at the blank computer screen, unsure of what you should do. Is sending an email too cold? Maybe. But the thought of telling everyone you know you’re getting a divorce, one person at a time, makes you want to vomit. Isn’t there an easy way how to tell people you’re getting a divorce … Read more about Divorce Announcements: How to Tell People You’re Getting a Divorce