It was a Sunday afternoon and I got a call from the Ex. He had to rush his girlfriend to the hospital because she was having some serious contractions, and it is two weeks early. Since my two tween-aged boys were there, I went and picked them up. My oldest then said to me, “What […]
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No, I can’t help your wife. No, I can’t help your mom. No, I can’t help your sister, friend, or co-worker. I can only help you. You see, coaching someone through divorce, or at all, needs to come from a person’s desire to get help. If you push help upon them because you think they […]
It may come as a surprise to you that changing a last name is not only a female consideration these days. I just read a surprising article about Kevin Spacey who changed his last name to put the past farther behind him and disassociate from his father. Women have to make this difficult decision when […]
According to a recent study, 90% of all divorces are initiated by college-educated women. Why do women initiate divorce than men?
If you allow yourself to be both brave and vulnerable, you might just find that love really can be lovelier the second time around.
Funny thing about divorce, I never knew how much I hated having alone time. Just lying in bed at night alone in my apartment on nights that he had the boys were so hard. I would either watch TV or read until I couldn’t bear to keep my eyes open any longer. I felt scared. Every […]
For most people who go through a divorce, they just want to feel better. They want to hit that fast forward button and get through with it already. Divorce is the most painful thing many people will ever encounter in the lives next to a death. You can get through it faster, and you can […]
While we step into a divorce, we are consumed by emotions. Our spouse is consumed by emotions. When our emotions are steering the ship, a lot can go wrong. People fight, we provoke each other, we spiral into a depressed abyss. Why does this happen? It is simple: We are allowing our thoughts to create […]