Here’s a blinding flash of the obvious: People are going to annoy you over the holidays – more than any other time of the year. Why bring it up? Because if you’re in the midst of a divorce, your mental health may be teetering on the edge of sanity during the holidays. Knowing how to […]
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When an ex is showering your kids with gifts during or after a divorce, that can be stressful for everyone. Follow these tips to balance over-indulgence.
Since my divorce, I’ve savored my life as a single person. Every now and then, however, I’m reminded of the down side of my singleness, and I miss having a partner. It happened last weekend. My lonely self-pity party had reached its peak when a miracle happened. A loud wake-up call blasted forth: Your status […]
Adult children coping with divorce aren’t responsible for their parents’ happiness. Here are some tips on how to get through it.
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 […]