Adult children coping with divorce aren’t responsible for their parents’ happiness. Here are some tips on how to get through it.
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You’re meditating. You’re exercising. You’ve got a coach. Still, there’s a knot in your belly most of the time. What’s bringing you down? Most likely, it’s your own brain working against you. Here’s the thing: Your brain can’t discern good news from bad. It takes it all in, chaff and grain together, and whatever you […]
Save your sanity during divorce? Is that possible? Yes, and it’s inexpensive, too. Yesterday, I recommended Sticky Note Therapy to a client navigating divorce. “Buy some sticky notes (Post-it notes). Get a color you love. Write compelling, nurturing, and uplifting messages on them. Plaster them all over your house, your garage, your car, your bike, your […]
After all these months, your court date finally rears its demanding head. What if you cry? You’re solidly composed – or you thought you were! Emotional reactions like tears are hard to predict. Nevertheless, crying in divorce court can be embarrassing, painful, or humiliating. At the same time, it might just be the very place […]
Divorce creates intense negative emotions that can linger for years, so it’s critical to know these 7 ways to escape your feelings of loneliness after divorce.
Navigating through divorce recovery may mean uninvited time on your hands. Alone last night, I decided to observe Oscar Season and curl up on the couch with a legendary winner-take-all film: the 1992 drama, Scent of a Woman (Best Movie Golden Globes, Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Oscars). Timing is everything. It […]
Divorce dumps you onto a ferocious emotional roller coaster. Be forewarned: your best friend may be your worst nightmare to ride beside you. Observe: In the midst of mediation, Emily got a call from her BFF, Denise. “Checking in,” Denise said. “How’re you doing and how’s Pedro doing?” Emily was at the end of her […]
Dating after divorce, especially after long-term marriage, is scary. Be courageous: take the leap and rediscover life (and maybe even love) today!
Here’s one job you didn’t expect when you got divorced: teaching your friends what to say to comfort you. They need to know: Sometimes saying nothing is the best direction to take. On Sunday, Grace, Susan and I plunked ourselves on our beach towels on the windswept sand at Stinson Beach, just north of San […]
After a divorce, many individuals ask, “Who am I now?” Follow these steps to finally having a positive outlook on life and claiming your new identity.