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.
Father’s Day after separation and divorce can be rough – especially for dads who will be apart from their kids. Father’s Day is different when you're separated or divorced, but “different” doesn’t have to mean “dreadful”. Here are seven tips to help divorced dads beat the blues on Father’s Day.
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.