Having “the divorce conversation” sucks. It doesn’t matter whether you are the person who is breaking the news that you want a divorce, or the person who is listening in disbelief as your spouse tells you that your marriage is over. Either way, you are in pain. How to tell your spouse that you want … Read more about How to Tell Your Spouse That You Want a Divorce
dealing with divorce
You probably never expected that someday you would be scouring the internet looking for divorce support groups. Not only did you believe that your marriage was going to last forever, but joining a divorce support group was just not something you ever thought would be on your radar screen. But, … Read more about Divorce Support Groups: Can They Make Your Divorce Easier?
Divorce sucks for a whole lot of reasons, not the least of which is that you have no idea what to expect. So much of what happens in divorce seems unpredictable and unfair. Yet, as every divorce professional knows, even though every divorce is different, there are definite stages of divorce. There … Read more about How Understanding the Stages of Divorce Can Make Your Divorce Easier
“Going through a divorce is so much fun! It’s so uplifting and inspirational.” ... said NO ONE. Ever. Divorce is a roller coaster ride of negative emotions. Even going through the most amicable divorce hurts. That’s why learning how to cope with divorce is so important. Unfortunately, unless you … Read more about 10 Pro Tips for How To Cope With Divorce
I want a divorce but my husband doesn’t. I have been unhappy for years. I’ve tried to talk to him. No response. I tried to get him to go to marriage counseling. He said okay, but never went. I told him I was going to a divorce lawyer. He was upset at first, but now acts like nothing has changed. I … Read more about I Want a Divorce But My Husband Doesn’t: Am I Stuck?
You just realized you are getting divorced. While you are trying to wrap your head around what that is going to mean for you, and for your kids, a million divorce questions flood your brain. What happened to your marriage? How are you going to survive? What is going to happen with your kids? Are you … Read more about What Are The 3 Divorce Questions You Should Not Ask?
It seems like a crazy question: Are you thankful for your divorce? Who would ever be thankful that their life was turned upside down, their dreams dashed to pieces, and their family changed forever? Why would anyone be thankful for the pain, the misery, the disruption, or the financial … Read more about A Different View: 8 Reasons to be Thankful for Your Divorce
We all know that we are supposed to take the high road in life. We have heard it from our parents, teachers, spiritual leaders, and even that little voice in our head that always has an opinion about what we “should” do. But what exactly does it mean to take the high road in divorce? Here are a few … Read more about 10 Ways to Take the High Road In Divorce – And the Best Reason to Do It
Were you the one who pulled the trigger on your divorce? If so, my guess is that you have probably asked yourself one (or more) of these questions a thousand times: “Are things really so bad that I need to get divorced?” “Am I giving up too soon?” “How can I do this to my kids?” and “Am I going to … Read more about Are You on a Divorce Guilt Trip?
No one in their right mind would ever knowingly give away their power, their energy, or their ability to control their own future at the one time in life when they need it the most - when they are getting a divorce. Yet, I see people doing it every day. Here are 7 surprising ways you may be giving … Read more about 7 Surprising Ways You Are Giving Away Your Power in Divorce
How do you think divorce – and specifically YOUR divorce if you are in the middle of one – should go? Should everything be amicable? Should you be able to get along for the sake of the kids? Or, do you think it is more likely that you and your spouse will be battling like Roman gladiators over … Read more about The Secret Key to Minimizing Divorce Drama: Managing Expectations!
Divorce and yoga. At first blush they seem so different. Yoga and divorce. One is so Zen. The other is about as “un-Zen” as you could possibly get. Yet, as I was trying to balance in Eagle pose yesterday, standing on one leg with my arms and legs wrapped around each other like pretzels and the sweat … Read more about Divorce and Yoga: 10 Surprising Insights For a Zen Divorce
What makes celebrity divorces different from the average, run-of-the-mill marital split? You might think the answer is money, seemingly unlimited resources, or visibility. After all, celebrity divorces often get enormous amounts of publicity, are staffed with the best, high-powered divorce … Read more about What Do Celebrity Divorces Have That We Don’t … But Should?
It’s not a secret any more. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have announced their divorce after 10 years of marriage. While some are surprised that this seemingly solid couple with three beautiful children has split, what’s most encouraging is how the two are handling their situation. Here are seven … Read more about Insights from the Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Divorce
... But You Are Getting Divorced Anyway. Not everyone believes in divorce. Some people don’t believe in divorce for religious reasons. Other people don’t believe that it is ever ok to break a vow. Still other people believe that, although divorce may be an option for other people, it is not an … Read more about What to Do When You Don’t Believe in Divorce …
The New Year is a time for reflection, and, as I reflect on what’s been happening in the world of divorce over the past year, I am overwhelmed by the amount of amazing information that has become available! If you are going through a divorce, thinking about divorce, or dealing with the aftermath of … Read more about Top 10 Divorce Blog Posts
The conversation starts something like this: "Hi, Karen. I’m, um, here because, well, um, because my husband wants a divorce. But, I want to save my marriage! My husband says he doesn't love me anymore, but I know he doesn't mean it. He won't go to counseling, but I just feel like, if I can hang … Read more about Help! I Don’t Want to Get Divorced but My Spouse Does!
How to Respond to Your High Conflict Ex. When your ex sends you a barrage of angry text messages, calling you vile names and accusing you of every horrible act known to mankind, what do you do? When you get the three page, single-spaced email rant that is filled with all kinds of half-truths and … Read more about Dealing with Difficult People in Divorce
You know the feeling. That grip in the pit of your stomach. That sense of tightness and dread in the middle of your chest as you see a neighbor approaching you a fake, plastic smile fixed firmly on her face. You know what she is thinking, but what are you supposed to say? How do you tell people you … Read more about Awkward Conversations: How Do You Tell People You are Getting a Divorce?
Its no secret that divorce is traumatic. When you are going through a divorce you lose your (presumably) most intimate relationship, threaten your financial stability, and rock your children’s world. Your life, your home, your identity – everything is turned upside down. But that’s only part of the … Read more about Coping With Divorce: The Secret “Double Whammy” No One Tells You About