I love a story especially a great love story. It’s hard to believe but once you discard the emotional mud and muck, it’s possible to find incredible happiness after divorce. For that reason, I believe it’s worth ripping off the band-aid of an unhappy marriage and dealing with the unbearable yet temporary angst. Versus continuing…

It’s no secret some men have historically gone to great lengths to leave their wives with either little to no money. It happens to strong and capable women who are guilty of just one thing – not believing the person they married would ever be capable of it. You could say these women made themselves…

The past few months since the finalization of my divorce haven’t worked out quite the way I expected. It honestly, has left me at a loss for words.  Not because I didn’t still have a story to tell but because it was no longer the way I wanted to present it. And not because it’s…

Do you remember the first time your mom dropped you off at school? You cling to her leg with tears streaming down your face. And whimper… Please don’t leave me? This place looks scary? Why can’t I stay with you? But your mom promises if you just stick it out it will be worth it.…

Ask any parent of divorce their greatest heartache and they will tell you it’s their children’s suffering. Ask any child of divorce their greatest heartache and they will likely spare their parent’s the truth. I’ve ridden both sides of this heartache. In many ways, making it worse knowing exactly the type of pain my children…

I listen and it sounds all too familiar. A mother I know can’t stop beating herself up. Will her children suffer permanently since they don’t see their father enough? Will her son be okay without a present male influence in his life? Are her children experiencing typical adolescent angst or is it a result of…

Anyone who has experienced the complicated journey of divorce has more than likely known their fair share of moments of stress and duress. Be it struggles over co-parenting, finances, etc., it may feel as if individuality is temporarily suspended in favor of another dictating your life. Or perhaps there is less spousal conflict and more…

Suffice it to say agreements don’t always get honored. Of course, I knew this was coming, I just didn’t realize it would happen so quickly. I think this is a nice way of saying what many in divorce experience – ruthless divorces are often tag teamed by continuing antics. It’s about control and money. Needless…

You know when one person is ready to end a relationship and the other is not? It happens all the time in the relationship world. In fact, I write about it. I first met my lawyer five years ago, August 13th to be exact. It’s pretty fair to say he had absolutely no idea what…

Many people have reached out to me since my divorce settlement. The fairly universal question? How did it go? My rote response? “Not well, yet I can’t stop smiling.” Their next comment is usually – “What relief you must feel.” I do feel relieved. And more importantly, I no longer feel held captive by an…

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