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How Alcoholism Affects Yo…

How Alcoholism Affects Your Divorce

Alcoholism never affects just the person with the disease. The entire family, whether they realize it or not, is involved. From children trying extra hard to “be good” to avoid making Dad angry, to a husband calling his wife in “sic… Read More
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Categories: Children, Relationships
ACEs: How Adverse Childho…

ACEs: How Adverse Childhood Experiences Might Affect Your Divorce

We are all products, in one way or another, of our experiences. Sometimes those experiences shape our worlds to such an extent that we don’t realize that they’ve affected us; it’s just “the way things were.” In the past… Read More
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Categories: Children, Relationships
A Message to Adult Childr…

A Message to Adult Children of Divorced Parents

I was recently asked if I had any blog posts or advice for adult children of divorced parents. I realized I didn’t. As I started to mull over the question, I had to think about the forty years of pain of being a child of two selfish people who cons… Read More
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Categories: Children, Relationships
To Divorcing Parents: Wha…

To Divorcing Parents: What Your Children Need You to Know

I was recently asked to write a blog for adult children of divorcing parents. I did that and I think you should read it. However, I thought that this blog was needed too. I am the adult child of divorced parents. I am also a divorced mother of adult… Read More
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Categories: Children, Relationships
When Divorced Parents Get…

When Divorced Parents Get Back Together

It’s the dream of many a child of divorce, and the theme of multiple movies: somehow, Mom and Dad will remember why they fell in love in the first place, get back together, and everything will be wonderful again. It may sound like a plot straig… Read More
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Categories: Relationships
Your Perception is Not Re…

Your Perception is Not Reality in a Divorce

Have you ever heard the expression “blind man’s zoo?” It refers to a story in which a number of blind men surrounded an elephant and were attempting to describe it. One with a hand on the trunk, said the animal was like a palm tree.… Read More
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Parenting and Social Medi…

Parenting and Social Media

Are you old enough to remember “brag books?” They were miniature photo albums in common use in the 1970s and 1980s. Parents and grandparents would pull them out at the slightest provocation (or sometimes none at all) to display pictures o… Read More
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Divorce and Social Media

Divorce and Social Media

Social media is everywhere: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr. It allows us to share our good times, and marshal the support of our friends in hard times. There are few times harder than when you’re going through a divorce. It̵… Read More
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When It's Time to Divorce

When It's Time to Divorce

Everybody knows that the divorce process is stressful, but making the decision to divorce carries its own challenges. Saying, “I want a divorce,” to your spouse is like letting a genie out of a bottle. Once you’ve done it, things will never… Read More
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Parenting Time and Your T…

Parenting Time and Your Teen's Developmental Needs

Parents of young children may feel bad about divorcing, fearing that being split between two homes would be too hard for their little ones, who may not even be able to fully grasp the concept of divorce. By the time your kids are in their teens, thou… Read More
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