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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Make Your Ex Your Ally: 10 Considerations to Embrace When You Have Kids


Studies show that improper handling of post-divorce life is what most adversely impacts children. But Texas psychologist and author Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D., has a radical solution for how to approach post-divorce parenting: Transform them into an ally.

“Treat your ex-spouse as a valued ally upon whom you depend to work toward a common objective—the welfare of the children,” says Pickhardt.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

I’m Divorced. Now What? Five Essential Steps to Take:

You’ve met with your attorney, filed for divorce, hashed things out with your ex, divvyed up your assets. At long last, the day has arrived when a judge declares you divorced. Think you’re done with the divorce process? Think again.

When it comes to legal and financial matters, the days, weeks and months immediately following the legal finalization of your divorce are among the most important. This is the time when you follow through on the instructions laid out by your divorce agreement. In other words, just because the decree says you get the house and he gets the car, doesn’t mean those assets magically transfer ownership of themselves.


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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

How to Have a Loving Relationship with ... Money: Rethinking your finances after divorce.

Divorce can open your eyes to many realities. Beyond considering future romantic relationships, you may realize a need to re-evaluate your feelings about financial matters. And it’s probably about time.

“One of the first things I had to do (after my divorce) was come to terms with what caused my problems with money in the first place,” writes divorcee Crystal Sands in an article for the Banger Daily News. “I had grown up poor, and I think a fear of ‘being without’ was driving me emotionally. I made a lot of poor purchasing decisions, including the money pit house from my first marriage. I didn’t understand that my efforts to surround myself with more were actually leading me down a path to less.”


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

She Loves You, She Loves You Not: Six Strategies to Fall Out of Love


You may have fallen in love “at first sight” but when you’ve loved someone for years (or decades), it may require a lengthier process and a conscious effort to leave those feelings behind. You may not be able to simply turn off feelings of affection and attachment for your former spouse, even when divorce is imminent.

“When you love someone and they don't love you back, it can feel like your world is ending,” writes Trudi Griffin, LPC, in an article for WikiHow.


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Monday, January 28, 2019

Six Reasons Why Women Are Happier After Divorce (And What Men Can Learn From Them)

When you’re going through a divorce it’s often hard to imagine ever feeling happy again. The very thought of starting over can be daunting. But if you’re in an unhealthy relationship, divorce can mean a fresh start. According to a 2013 study conducted by researchers at London's Kingston University, the majority of women were significantly happier than they’d ever been after divorce.


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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

What I Wish I’d Known Before Getting Divorce: 7 Insights to Consider

Hindsight is 20-20 as the saying goes. When it comes to ending a marriage, a little foresight would go a long way to making smarter, more rational decisions. Although every divorce is different, if you’re embarking on the dissolution of your marriage, consider these seven insights from those who have been there.


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Monday, January 14, 2019

The Right Way to Divorce: Four Principles for a Harmonious Uncoupling

All too often divorcing couples create a lot of drama and discourse. Emotions run high and it’s easy to get carried away when your heart is broken and you feel you’ve been wronged. But fighting fire with fire only tends to cause more harm. As the Buddha put it: “When you pick up a hot coal to throw at your enemy, you may not hit your target, but you will always get burned.”


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Monday, January 7, 2019

Happy Divorce Day? Five Initial Steps in the Process of Divorce

For many unhappy couples who make it through the gauntlet of winter holidays, the first Monday after New Year’s marks an unofficial annual observation: Divorce Day. A British survey showed that one in five couples start considering divorce or separation once the Christmas festivities come to an end. Filing for divorce on the first business day of the first full week of the new year becomes the deciding moment.


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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Making a Tough Decision? How to Overcome Your Fears for a Happier New Year

Every day, we make choices. We pick Netflix or Hulu, paper or plastic, diet or caffeine-free. As consumers we constantly make choices to suit our needs. But when it comes to ending relationships, decision-making becomes much harder.

Ultimately, when choosing whether to remain in an unhappy relationship or take steps to leave, it’s important to determine whether you are making the choice out of a sense of love (for yourself, your children, even your spouse), or out of a sense of fear.


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Gratitude Series Week 2: Better Off Now: Six Ways to be Grateful After Divorce

When you divorce, it’s often hard to see the good in anything. Even when you know it’s “for the best” in the long-run, losing your most intimate relationship shifts the ground under your feet. If your spouse is the one who initiated the split, you may have to rebuild you life — most likely at a time when you didn’t plan on rebuilding it. Even if you were the one who left, the reality of starting over may be a lot more difficult than you imagined — especially when there are children involved. It’s natural to feel stuck with a sense that your life will never improve. No matter the circumstances and no matter how sad, confused, angry or hurt you are right now, there will come a day when you may look at your divorce in a different light.


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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 2018 Gratitude Series - A Monthlong Practice of Thanksgiving


Week 1: The Gratitude Diet: How Five Minutes a Day Can Make You a Happier, Healthier  Person

Divorce can bring about a variety of negative emotions: anger, shame, guilt, resentment regret,  and fear. But there is one practice that can combat all these feelings and shift your perspective and attitudes: Gratitude. As simple as it sounds, generating feelings of thankfulness can (and does) have real and sustainable positive impact on your life.

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