Diana Shepherd (CDFA®) is the Editorial Director and Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine. An award-winning editor, published author, and a nationally-recognized expert on divorce, remarriage, finance, and stepfamily issues, she is a frequent lecturer on the topics of divorce, finance, and marketing – both to local groups and national organizations. She is the co-author of The IDFA Survival Guide, a book designed to help divorcing couples avoid the common pitfalls and make better decisions, and the co-author, editor, and designer of nine textbooks and resource guides for financial professionals.
If your child will be graduating from high-school or college this spring, and you and your ex can’t be in a room together without starting WW3, you both owe it to your child to suspend any lingering divorce hostilities before, during, and after the ceremony.
Separation and divorce can cause a lot of sleepless nights -- and your old bed may be making matters even worse. Treat yourself to a truly comfortable bed -- or sofabed, if space is at a premium -- and help yourself to a good night's sleep.
If you’ll be newly single on New Year’s Eve, take the opportunity to reinvent your life: make some powerful resolutions that will put you on the path to happiness and prosperity next year.
If this is your first Father's Day post-separation or divorce, you can expect a ride on the emotional roller-coaster. For divorced dads, family-centered holidays - like Thanksgiving or Father's Day - can intensify feelings of anger, sadness, or loss.
The practice of meditation offers peace, serenity, and calm – a welcome respite from the turbulent emotions of divorce.