Summer vacation as a divorced parent can be challenging; the children are not in school, so you and your ex-spouse must cooperate and work around each other’s schedules to reduce stress and increase happiness for everyone.
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If you have children, someday they will leave the nest to make their own way in the world. Will your marriage survive “Empty Nest Syndrome”? Here are 3 ways that Empty Nest Syndrome can lead to divorce, and 4 ways to overcome it and save your marriage.
Labor Day is coming up and it is all about parties, bbq, concerts in the park, beach days, etc. Families and friends will be inviting you to schmooze, laugh, and gossip. If this is your first holiday being single you might be worried about re-entering the world of dinner parties and luaus. Quite frequently people […]
Infidelity has been studied for decades by experts in psychology, sociology, and neuroscience fields. It is of interest to every race, religion, and culture because it doesn’t discriminate. Soap operas and tabloids make money from exposing cheating spouses. Local pharmacies sell paternity kits. Needles to say it is a pandemic that affects everyone. Dr. Laura […]
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 […]
Cohabitation is so popular today, yet our colloquial language has not caught up. Imagine Bob and Laura are both in their mid-40s with two children, and each decide to live together. What does a child call his/her mom’s live-in partner, or what does he call him/her? The most common label now is girlfriend/boyfriend. Girlfriend/boyfriend are […]
Divorce is such a stressful time in our lives that we naturally reach out to loved ones for support. As soon as the option of divorce comes up between the couple, one or both reach for their phones and start debating the “what to do” aspect with friends. Everyone weighs in with their opinions and […]
During the Olympics, one of the female gymnasts was asked how she handles pressure and stress. She said that she doesn’t view pressure to perform as a negative but has labeled it in her mind to be viewed as excitement. This is not a far stretch since stress can be good as well as bad. […]
Imagine a post-divorce world where the couple separates but is still able to co-parent. Sit with that wonderful image for a while…ahhhh. One parent supports the other’s rules and disciplines similarly. Parent A, instead of verbally bashing Parent B, is actually encouraging respect. Both parents show up to events and discuss important issues, such as […]
The holiday season post-divorce can be both a joyous and contentious time of the year. Decide for yourself which one you would like to have in advance of the holiday season – while you are still rational and stress is under control. This will be an important decision when you will be confronted with holiday-centric […]