Not everyone who goes through a divorce needs to go into therapy. For many women it can be helpful to discuss their emotions with a therapist to learn coping tools for working through rough patches that they have hit during this time of transition. Children, too frequently, benefit from both family and individual counseling. Friends […]
Coping with Divorce
Make a list of things you enjoy doing and try to work in one or two of those activities a week, such as shooting hoops with friends or working on a hobby or project. Enjoyable tasks will help to ground you in the understanding that there is life after divorce. Don’t engage in unnecessary bickering […]
With divorce, it’s understandable that some men might want to rip off the band-aid as fast as possible. Rushing the process or making decisions fueled by emotion instead of reason can easily lead to mistakes. A man who feels guilty or just wants out of the relationship, might give in to whatever his former spouse […]
If you’ve not yet shared the decision with your spouse, you should go about gathering various financial information as well as trying to prepare yourself both emotionally as well as economically for what’s going to be somewhat of an upheaval in your life. Share it with your spouse, ask the question, “Why?” Get prepared for […]
After years of studying the impact of divorce on children, we have discovered that it is the CONFLICT between the parents, not the divorce per se, that is so emotionally traumatic for children.
Sometimes, the divorcing couple can’t speak to one another because it is very emotional and hurtful, and a lot of emotions are raised. I would consider a high conflict to be more with those couples who almost will aggravate one another, whether intentionally or because it’s driven out of hurt or fear. The high conflict […]
A high-conflict divorce can have a very devastating effect on children. The fighting, the tension, the emotional turmoil – a lot of times the children do pick up on this. It’s very important for the clients to remember that they love their child more than the emotional troubles that they’re having with their spouse and […]
I am seeing a therapist because of the stress caused by the DCPP case. Does DCPP have the right to speak to my therapist?
For someone who wants to move on with their life and put the divorce behind them, is it best to agree to the terms their spouse’s lawyer proposes or to fight for what they think they rightfully deserve?
Now that my divorce is final, I would like to stay friends with my ex-husband’s sister. Is that possible? How do I approach her about still wanting to be friends?