You must embrace your painful feelings, but avoid existing in a full-blown pity party day in and day out. Consider these tips for managing your post-divorce funk.
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People usually separate because they are no longer compatible for one reason or another. It is easy to play the blame game. Regardless of how upset we are with our spouse, at one point we will look at ourselves and begin to scrutinize our own actions. In a way, this gives us power; if we […]
Divorce can be a pricey affair. If you’re currently considering one, there’s a chance that your spouse has been hiding assets. According to accounting firm Grant Thorton, about one in five couples try to hide money in the event of a divorce. About 88% of the time, the party hoarding money was the husband. How […]
Dating after divorce is a unique process that embodies its own set of guidelines because of the nature of your situation. Your divorce has changed you in many ways, and in particular, it has shifted your views on love, marriage, and relationships. Before you even dive into the online dating pool, you’ll want to answer […]
Debt is an unfortunate part of many of our lives. As much as we try to minimize it, most of us have mortgages on homes, credit card bills, regular car payments, student loans, and more than a few other areas where we owe money. When we get married, we accrue debt for two (more if […]
Happiness is based on external circumstances. When you get a raise, buy a new couch, or find a terrific outfit, you are happy. But joy is different. Joy comes from a place deep within. It exists regardless of external circumstances. Joy can co-exist with pain, suffering, and times of difficulty. And self-esteem is essential to […]
While it may be counterintuitive, legal and logistics often lead spouses to live together after they have decided on getting a divorce. Obviously, this situation can be complicated and lead to uncomfortable feelings. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some tips for get through living together during divorce: 1. Create boundaries To […]
After my divorce, I played the victim while telling myself that my ex was a narcissist. But as I’m reflecting after divorce, maybe I’m one too.
Most of us, whether we are aware of it or not, live within a prison of our own making. This prison doesn’t have metal bars, nor can its walls be seen with our physical eyes. However, it is every bit as powerful in keeping us from our freedom as a real life prison cell. And […]
Your ex doesn’t pay child support or spousal support? There are steps you can take to ensure your ex-spouse complies with financial support orders.