Narcissists love to win. Divorce, to them, is a game. That makes divorcing them in any reasonable kind of way extremely challenging. Their expectations are usually unrealistic. They don’t feel a need to compromise. Even if you don’t think of your divorce as a game, at some point you can’t help but … Read more about How You Can “Win” When Divorcing A Narcissist (In 7 Simple Steps)
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You know you “should” feel it. Everyone from scientists, to psychologists, to the most popular self-help gurus, is touting the benefits of 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, being … Read more about How to Be Grateful Even When Your Life’s a Hot Mess!
We all know that divorce, especially high conflict divorce, can be devastating. Plenty of people are so traumatized that it takes them years to recover from divorce. Really high conflict divorces have even been known to cause post traumatic stress disorder. Yet, while some divorcees struggle to … Read more about Post Traumatic Growth: The Ultimate Way to Recover From Divorce
When your spouse first says, “I want a divorce,” you feel like you just got sucker-punched by the Heavyweight Champion of the World. Time slows down, and everything seems a little surreal. Even if you were the one who decided to pull the trigger on your divorce, you probably still don’t feel much … Read more about How to Deal With Heartbreak: 29 Tips to Get You Through Your Divorce
Did you ever wish you had a fairy godmother? Someone who could just wave a magic wand and make all the ugliness of your divorce go away? Or, maybe you wish you had a superpower that would let you repair your relationship without a single harsh word? While superpowers and fairy godmothers may be the … Read more about 5 Ways Divorce Counseling Can Save You
Staying in a bad marriage can be hell for a lot of reasons. You’re not happy. You feel like you always have to walk on eggshells. Your life is not where you want it to be. What’s worse, you’re not sure how it got to be this bad, or what you can do to change it! In truth, you’re not sure you even … Read more about Is Staying in a Bad Marriage Killing You?
The worst part of divorce IS NOT being dragged through the legal system, dividing up all of your personal possessions, or watching your kids’ college fund get drained to pay lawyers. (Although all of those are pretty horrible.) The worst thing about divorce is losing your sense of security, your … Read more about Divorce and Your Emotional Health: 10 Tips for Maintaining Your Sanity
"Divorce stress" may not be recognized as a bona fide clinical condition by medical doctors, but anyone who has been through a divorce can tell you that divorce stress is real. Sleepless nights, tear-filled days, weight loss, weight gain, depression, and anxiety are just a few of the symptoms that … Read more about 5 Tips to Help You Deal With Divorce Stress
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?