How do you tell the kids about the upcoming divorce? The answer to this question is unique in every family. Ideally, it’s been written, that both parents sit down with the kids and tell them that they will no longer all live in the same house together. The kids will most likely hear that both […]
We’ve all heard of IQ and EQ! What about DQ – Divorce Intelligence? If you’ve been through a divorce, your DQ is significantly higher than it was when the journey began.
What’s your Relationship Status this Valentine’s Day?
During an episode of The Affair, Helen, the STBX of Noah, says during a mediation session with an attorney, “If we go to court, it will get ugly. And we’re not ugly people.”
This blog post was published by Familyaffaires.com. How to Survive and Thrive Recommendations overflow during the holiday season for people who are separated, divorced, without family. There are a few good ones and most that leave you feeling flat. Volunteer is one of those that flatten. Having survived many years, these are successful solutions… [Read […]
Do you remember the last time you blew bubbles? I do!
This blog post was published by Familyaffaires.com. When faced with divorce, whether you’re leaving, have been left or decided mutually to end the marriage, you have OPTIONS! Divorce doesn’t have to be a personalized repeat of Kramer v Kramer or War of the Roses! Approach your upcoming divorce in the same way you approached your […]
Each day consists of 24 hours, 1,440 minutes, 86,400 seconds. Some days seem to fly by and others drag on…and on. How time flies depends on what you’re doing on that particular day.
At the end of the month, I’ll attend a wedding.
This blog post was published by Familyaffaires.com. Is the whole notion of forgiveness overrated? Can you forgive someone who hasn’t asked for forgiveness, isn’t concerned about it or isn’t around to ask? How important is forgiveness in divorce? Will anger dissipate if you’re able to “successfully” forgive? Should you turn the other cheek? Forgiveness is […]
This blog post was published by Familyaffaires.com. June is affectionately referred to as Wedding Month and for obvious reasons, many anniversaries are celebrated in June. An anniversary can give you a gentle reminder to think back on how far you’ve come, how quickly time passes, and how life’s monumental issues seem less daunting with each […]
This blog post was published by Familyaffaires.com. 11 Reasons…. According to Malcom Gladwell’s book with the same title, “The Tipping Point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.” I often ask clients what was their tipping point that ended their marriage and each […]
This blog post was published by Familyaffaires.com. Even if you think you’re familiar with divorce, this tumultuous time in your life can be very challenging. Several experienced divorcees share what they wish they had known prior to getting divorced. Expect your life to change. Those first few months are very difficult with everything swirling around […]
Over the past twenty years, the divorce rate has decreased in the United States. That’s the good news. The bad news for those 50+ year old husbands and wives: the divorce rate for these baby boomers doubled from 1990 to 2010.
This blog post was published by Familyaffaires.com. There are many great ways to celebrate the loves of your life on Valentine’s Day. I don’t have any memories of Valentine’s Day from my childhood as I’m sure it was just another busy day in the household of 12. My first memorable Valentine’s Day was the vase […]
This blog post was published by Familyaffaires.com. I knew when I got off the plane and checked the text messages that I would soon feel the empty nest again. She was so excited to share her news. “Call me ASAP when you both land.” It was addressed to her father and I. We weren’t together […]
This blog post was published by Familyaffaires.com. Last month’s blog was titled How to Get Good Divorce Advice during and after your divorce. It’s a feeling you have. It’s a relationship that develops. If you’re lucky, Mr. Right can appear in other areas of life too. [Read more…]
This is a tough one, especially if you’re not divorced and no one close to you is divorced. That’s what friends are for…….
Recently my blog on Feelings of Sadness following a divorce appeared on the FamilyAffaires website. Feeling sadness after divorce is normal. Most people don’t realize this. I met recently with a client who was sharing a conversation she had with her sister-in-law. My client was asked how she was doing. Since several young children (non-spellers) […]
Good divorce advice is necessary when planning your future.
This blog post was published by Familyaffaires.com. Just discovered your spouse is having an affair? Now what? Recently I read an informative blog post by Dr. Anne Malec on goodtherapy.org titled, “An Affair is not the Beginning of the End”. The blog tackles the emotions that overcome a spouse when an affair is discovered. The […]