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women and choice

Hey Ladies, Trump Is Taking Away Your Choice Around Divorce

Money = Freedom … and Trump doesn’t want you to have either. The matter of women’s choice has been a political issue for a long time. We thought that was all behind us with Roe v. Wade and the feminist movement, but this election cycle has turned everything on its head. There is clearly a…
divorce depression

3 BIG Ways Professional Women Get F*cked In Divorce!

You believed marriage was 50/50 … and it wasn’t. So, why do you think your divorce will be? I know you. You’re smart. You’re persistent. You’re goal-oriented. You’ve worked hard your whole life. You worked hard at school … to create more opportunity for yourself. You worked hard to get that right job … when…
5 Mistakes Divorce Attorney

Guest Article: 5 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Divorce Attorney

Avoid These Top Mistakes To Get The Most From Your Attorney And Your Legal Fees! by Kate Kennedy Researching my book “The Great Alimony Myth”, I had the pleasure of talking to many knowledgeable and well-intending attorneys. I always found that lawyers are interesting to chat with because their education and interpretation of society through…
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Guest Article: Don’t Argue Over the Microwave … The Smart Way To Split Your Stuff During Divorce

Keep Calm And Carry On When It Comes to Dividing All That Stuff From Your Marriage. by Kate Kennedy When you decide to divorce there are many, many tasks that loom over our heads such as selecting a mediator, looking up legal advice, processing emotions, going to counseling…and dividing your things. While this appears to…
break free

Guest Article: Top 6 Alimony Myths

Be smart about your divorce. Don’t buy into these alimony myths! When divorcing, one of the most contentious topics to settle is alimony, also commonly known as spousal support. Spousal support is intended for the recipient to maintain the ability to provide for themselves after the divorce is final. I have spent years researching alimony…
minimize

4 Steps To Stop Minimizing Yourself In Your Own Life

How can you win when you keep playing small? You stay too long. You allow too much. You don’t insist on anything. You compromise all the time … in relationships, marriages and jobs. You say yes when you want to say no. You bend over backwards for others who never do the same in return.…
poverty

Breaking The Cycle of Poverty For Single Parents And Their Children

H.O.P.E. is taking down the barriers and shattering the myths about what single parents can achieve. Do you know the saying “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”? I take that phrase to mean that our children are greatly influenced by our own choices, personalities and situation in life. So, what does that mean…

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.…
divorce mediation

6 Things You Need To Know About Divorce Mediation

If you’re getting divorced, here’s what you need to know about mediation to make better decisions.

I recently attended a 40-hour divorce mediation training. Forty hours is the requirement in my state to practice as a divorce mediator. That’s not why I did it though. As a divorce coach, many of my clients are going through mediation and I wanted to support them as best as possible during the process. I truly believe that mediation is a better way to “do” divorce. And I believe that because I walked out of my first mediation meeting and never went back.

casual sex

What Casual Sex Can Teach You After A Divorce

If you lost yourself in your marriage, a fun fling after your divorce can introduce you to … YOU again! She was 40 and had just initiated her divorce. He was 28 and single. They met at a business conference and spent one crazy night together before heading back to their respective lives. She had…
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Numbing Yourself Through Divorce Isn’t The Answer

Choosing to mask your feelings through overeating, alcohol, or shopping during your divorce will keep you stuck. Is that really where you want to be?  Divorce can feel like failure. It can feel like rejection. And it can feel like betrayal. Divorce is a shock, even if you initiated it. Everything you know is turned…
feelings

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…
divorce decision

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…
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