Co-Parenting During the Holidays: More Memories, Fewer Meltdowns
Dec08

Co-Parenting During the Holidays: More Memories, Fewer Meltdowns

The holidays are a time of excitement and delight for any child — festive decorations, gifts, and family get-togethers are sure to make wonderful memories for years to come. But what happens when the family unit has split up? While the parents may struggle with the end of their relationship during this nostalgic time, it can also be tough for any children involved. Drama and built-up tension can easily lead to tantrums from kids of...

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8 WAYS TO KNOW IF YOUR MARRIAGE CAN SURVIVE
Aug04

8 WAYS TO KNOW IF YOUR MARRIAGE CAN SURVIVE

Divorce is a crucial decision, which will affect your life and the lives of your family for unknown and countless years. Instead of improving your life, a divorce may give you another set of problems to deal with. Getting ready for a divorce transition begins by evaluating your relationship’s facets. If things aren’t going smoothly between the two of you, here are 8 ways to know if it’s time to think about ending the relationship....

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Are YOU Your Own Top Priority During Divorce? You Should Be!
Jul21

Are YOU Your Own Top Priority During Divorce? You Should Be!

When I fly and hear the safety instruction “fix your own oxygen mask to your face, start breathing normally, THEN AND ONLY THEN can you turn your attention to helping others,” I always think about much more than flight safety. The concept that you need to look after yourself first in times of crisis is critical for your own health and well-being. If you do not prioritize looking after yourself, you may quickly become a liability to...

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If You Are Thinking About Divorce
Sep09

If You Are Thinking About Divorce

It is likely that you have been unhappy for quite some time, if you are considering divorce. People report, on average, being unhappy for approximately seven years before making a move to change their marital status. Divorce is a big decision. One that many people later regret. So before you take the leap, consider the following… Ask yourself if you have tried EVERYTHING. Everything. That means self-help books. Asking your...

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Taking the High Road & Being Brave!
Jun24

Taking the High Road & Being Brave!

I just read a “divorce” book that I have to write about. In fact, I think every single woman should read it. If you are a widow, if you have been through a divorce, if you have friends who are widowed or divorced, then this book is for you. Do I sound cliché if I say, “I laughed, I cried … ?” Written by Sue Magnum, “Braver Than You Believe: True Stories of Losing Love and Finding Self” is the story of six newly single moms...

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Divorced Parent Tips for Making Effective Co-Parenting Decisions
Feb26

Divorced Parent Tips for Making Effective Co-Parenting Decisions

Divorced parents are sometimes required to make joint decisions where their children are concerned. While the marriage has ended, the need for cooperative parenting continues. In our family’s particular case a recent instance involved our 8 year daughter and her need for orthodontic treatment. Depending on the circumstances of a divorce, and the passage time since the divorce, post-divorce co-parenting decision-making can range...

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