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6-year-Old Explains Everything You Need to Know About Divorce

When a group of relationship counselors was polled to determine what the leading cause of divorce was, 74% of them agreed that the biggest predictor was differing opinions on things like money or raising children. These are issues that have to be hammered out in a divorce, so if you struggled to get along with … Continue Reading

Divorce Fears

Separation and Divorce: these words bring up feelings of pain, disappointment, fear, and uncertainty.   Are you worried about the way this will impact your children, and what the financial implications will be – How will my children cope? Can I afford to stay in the home?  This is normal.  You don’t want to be the next casualty of … Continue Reading

Reducing Family Conflict

 “We don’t agree on much, but we want to protect the kids” Does this sound familiar?  Parental conflict in a family may be high whether you’re separating, living separate and apart under the same roof, or working through conflict as a married couple.  And it comes as no surprise to you that the emotional health and well-being of … Continue Reading

The Story Of Your Divorce: Blue Valentine

If you are separating or divorcing, you have a story to tell. It’s a story that starts with happiness and hopefulness and ends in sadness and separation.  When I separated, I wanted to tell my story but, frankly, it seemed nobody wanted to hear it. My friends and family felt awkward and uncomfortable yet I needed … Continue Reading

New Wife and Ex Wife: A Complicated Relationship

All relationships are trying at times but perhaps one of the more difficult ones is between a "new wife" and the "ex wife". (Probably this is true for the "new husband" and "ex husband" too.) Donna Ferber (pictured on the left) offers another great blog in which she explores this challenging relationship. Donna writes:  Judged as … Continue Reading

Joint Parenting – A Blog by Two Parents

I just stumbled upon a wonderful new blog jointly authored by two parents sharing joint custody of their children. It is honest, heartfelt, insightful and engaging. The authors are New Yorkers Magda Pecsenye and Douglas French.  Their blog is called "When the Flame Goes Up" .  Here is an excerpt from a blog posting by the father, … Continue Reading

“It’s Complicated” – An Interesting Divorce Movie

Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin star in "It’s Complicated". I thought it was a comedy but discovered it was much more. Here is the trailer….   Meryl Streep’s character is a middle-aged divorced woman who falls for her ex-husband, played by Alec Baldwin, ten years after having divorced him. She has three adult … Continue Reading

Barrie Collaborative Lawyers Help Overcome Anger.

Anger. Have you ever felt so angry at your spouse you could just scream? I remember being so angry I just wanted to kick the furniture or throw something at the wall. I was furious. I bet everyone who has gone through a divorce has been overwhelmed by anger at one time or another. It’s normal. Our … Continue Reading

Divorce Depression and Grief

I just read an amazing blog by "The Jolly Mama". It is an amazingly honest description of the emotional struggles of separation and divorce from someone going through it. The title of her blog entry is "Kubler-Ross and My Life Lately" and here is a quote from it. What does any of this have to … Continue Reading

Tearful Good-byes

I shed a tear and held back a million of them. Have you ever had a moment like that? Maybe it was when you dropped off your son or daughter to daycare for the first time… or said good-bye on the first day of school, trying your best to show a brave face… or the … Continue Reading

Is Your Divorce Driving You Crazy?

Are you going through a divorce? Do you sometimes feeling like you are losing your mind? Maybe you can’t concentrate or you are constantly feeling like you are about to cry? Maybe you are drinking too much? Or working too hard? Or shopping too much? Maybe you have been willing to try anything to cope and … Continue Reading