Divorce

10 Reasons a Person Divorces

by on November 11, 2018

For Megan, getting married was an easier decision than getting a divorce. Their relationship started so well and seemed so natural that Megan ignored the warning signs her family tried to show her. Now, after three years of being married, she realized that a divorce would be necessary. Making this decision, however, was much harder… (more…)

Why Divorce Feels Like a Death

by on November 11, 2018

Mariah thought, that once the divorce papers were signed, everything would be better and she would finally feel relief. But she didn’t. Somehow, unexpected emotions of remorse, sadness, and guilt piled on top of bitterness, resentment, and frustration intensified. Her confusion caused her to wonder if she made a mistake. She relived the marriage and… (more…)

Spouse Wants to Separate, You Don’t

by on November 11, 2018

After 15 years of marriage, Tim’s wife said she wanted to separate. He was shocked. It came out of nowhere. Just the month before they were on a family vacation and now she was asking for a separation? Her reasons were vague at best and the harder he tried to convince her otherwise, the more… (more…)

10 Strategies for Dealing with Your Narcissistic Ex

by on October 7, 2018

Charles thought that divorcing his narcissistic wife would end his frustrations. But it did not. Not too long after the divorce was finalized, his wife began acting like they were still married. Added to the confusion, she got intensely angry when he began dating and even undermined his prospects by contacting them. She claimed that… (more…)

What is Co-Parenting?

by on October 7, 2018

After two years of hearings, depositions, mediations, and negotiations, Megan and Nate finally had a settlement agreement on their divorce. The process was grueling and their three kids were tired of the fighting. But now it is over and everything can return to some sort of new normal. Or can it? As if things weren’t… (more…)

7 Things Children of Divorced Parents Need to Hear

by on October 7, 2018

Alice’s parents sat her down to tell her that they were going to get a divorce. She expected it long before they spoke. Recently their fighting escalating into no communication at all and the tension in the house was unbearable. Even though she was only a pre-teen, Alice was already worried about what the divorce… (more…)

What is Reconciliation Therapy?

by on October 7, 2018

After a three year absence from her 8-year-old daughter, Allison was eager to reenter and re-engage in her life. She had lost all custody rights due to a neglect charge that happened five years ago. Alison had gone inside a house to purchase illegal drugs and left her child unattended in a hot car. Her… (more…)

The 40 Do’s and Don’ts During a Divorce

by on October 7, 2018

After counseling hundreds of clients through the divorce process – and having experienced it as a child and adult myself – I have seen the good, the bad, and all the ugly. Too many times in the midst of divorce, unresolved anger takes over a person’s behavior and they become something that they usually are… (more…)

10 Essentials of Co-Parenting After a Divorce

by on October 7, 2018

If you have been through or are currently facing a divorce, by this point you know the difficulty that comes with the process. However, the unpleasant aspects don’t simply disappear once a divorce is finalized. For those with children, now the hard part of co-parenting begins. Co-parents are defined as the legal guardians or parents… (more…)

10 Things Mental Health Therapists Wish Divorce Attorneys Understood

by on October 7, 2018

After 15 years of a tumultuous marriage, Mario decided to divorce his wife. He had enough. His wife Vanessa cheated on him several times, repeatedly lied, her physical abuse escalated into hitting, and there was now evidence that she might be addicted to drugs. Wanting the marriage to end as quickly as possible, he skipped… (more…)

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