As parents, we spend a fair amount of time agonizing over our mistakes. Certainly, we would have done many things differently. If only we hadn’t been grown children ourselves when we made our relationship choices and eventually married. Most of us had no idea our marriages would end. If we had, we wouldn’t have walked…

I recently read a social media post where various members of the divorce industry offered their thoughts. The topic? Essentially, the need for a better more collaborative divorce system. Of course, in a perfect world, we would love to see mature, accountable, respectful adults painlessly divide their union. It’s not that simple. The problems with…

If it is possible for a child of divorce to feel lucky – I am that child. I would say I even felt privileged. There was absolutely no self-pity. And most of the pain simultaneously dried with the tears of a five-year-old girl bidding farewell to her dad.  I won’t lie. It was heartbreaking. Every child…

There are those who navigate divorce with relative ease. But for many, the end of a marriage is painful and overwhelming. It is a time filled with family, financial, and future worries. Even in the best of situations, it can be daunting. In the worst of situations, it can involve a spouse who is exercising…

We can’t let go of relationships for many reasons. These are people who once mattered to us. We want to believe we also mattered to them. Yet a breakup is proof at least one person cares less than the other. This is an excruciating reality and incredibly difficult to accept. There is nothing more painful…

A lot is written about narcissism. However, because this has become a trendy buzzword, not all information is accurate. The word narcissist is being confused with simply selfish or egocentric behavior. When in fact, it is a severe personality disorder that goes far beyond an individual having a few self-centric ways. The following piece written…

The answer to this question lies within just one individual…YOU. No one can make this decision for you. Though many will try. My closest family and friends urged me to leave for years. Of course, I knew they were right. I knew they were fighting for me. I knew they could see things objectively. I…

Love is confusing. Logic might say it’s because it involves not just matters of the heart but two different people. And that would be true. But what makes it even more baffling is somehow we mistakenly think we can do the work of two people. This bears repeating…we believe we can do the work of…

As the saying goes…breaking up is hard to do. It’s difficult to describe the excruciating pain of separating one heart from another. But is it possible we can actually make it harder on ourselves? At the very least, it is possible we may extend the heartache longer than necessary. By limping along and rejecting rather…

Most people do not believe their spouse is capable of hiding money. Yet, divorce makes it abundantly clear they are not only capable of it but of other unexpected behavior. It’s not possible to control another person’s actions but it is possible to control your own. The problem? When a marriage begins to deteriorate one…

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