divorce and children

THIS Is A Child of Divorce … And You Need To Know About Him

You might think you know what happens to kids because of divorce…but I’m here to prove you wrong. Brian D’Apice has dedicated his life to the service of others. He is a U.S. Army veteran, a former teacher in Indonesia and Thailand and is currently planning to bicycle around the perimeter of the continental U.S.…
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Divorce a Controlling Ex and Find Your Voice

Leave the fear and intimidation behind to focus on what’s most important. I’ll call her Janet. She spent years of her life married to a man who used emotional abuse to control her. When she had her epiphany and filed for divorce, he threatened her and swore he would take everything that she cherished, including…
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6 Surprising Feelings You’re Going To Have About Your Divorce

Anger at your ex? Sure, that’s a given. But hope, elation or even nostalgia? Now those are some unexpected feelings. Don’t worry: They’re all totally normal. I still don’t know what to do with my rings now that I’m divorced. Every now and again, I still like to dig them out from where I had…
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Get Unstuck Around Your Divorce Decision

Doing nothing is a decision to stay stuck in that situation. How’s that working for you? I knew in my heart that I needed to end my marriage for more than three years before I did anything about it. I did tell my husband that things weren’t working … for either of us … and…
child divorce

How To Make Sure Your Divorce Doesn’t Scar Your Kids For Life

Here’s how to talk about divorce with them and let go of the negativity – for everyone involved.  We did it together. We never used the “D” word. We told our boys that Mommy and Daddy didn’t want to be married anymore. We emphasized that we are still their parents … love them unconditionally ……
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Divorce Can Be The Best Decision You’ve Ever Made

Is your marriage shackling you to an unfulfilled life? How many years have you been allowing what you don’t like in your marriage? And how many compromises have you made that just didn’t feel good? I’m not talking about leaving the toilet seat up or the toothpaste cap off. I’m talking about where you wanted…
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Gay Marriage And Divorce: LGBT Love

Gay marriage is marriage – with everything that comes with it… including divorce. If you’re in an LGBT union and considering a permanent split, here’s what you need to know. Not too long ago, while driving in the car, my 5-year old son told me about two of his classmates that got “married” at recess.…
Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed By Your Divorce? Avoid These 7 Mistakes!

Don’t let “divorce overwhelm” hijack your divorce and cause you to make these mistakes! I confess. I was completely overwhelmed by my divorce. Where once I had been on solid ground, now I was at sea without any sense of how I was going to stay afloat, never mind what direction I needed to take.…
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7 Steps for Finding Peace During And After Your Divorce

Dealing with a divorce over the holidays can be difficult. So, give yourself the gift of peace and joy. The holiday season is meant to be all about peace and good will. During and after a divorce, though, it’s difficult to find that peace, that joy, in your life – especially with the ghost of…
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