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Child Custody – Don’t Lose Your Kids in the Divorce

by on August 23, 2012

Before you begin reading, let’s discuss what this article does NOT address.  It does not address any legal issues or offer any legal advice or discuss strategies for getting what you want in a divorce.  For that advice, you are better off consulting with an attorney.  Rather the focus of this article is on the… (more…)

How to Stop Making Your Kids Angry

by on May 10, 2020

While it may not seem like it, often times a parent is capable of creating or fostering negative emotions like anger in their children. A child who was once cooperative and reasonable may develop a habitual pattern of angry behavior, and this is not always something that a parent can blame on their kid. The… (more…)

11 Reasons Why Narcissists Hate Their Teen Kids

by on December 19, 2019

After Joe got in trouble at home for sneaking out of the house in the middle of the night, his parents sent him into counseling to be “fixed”. It wasn’t too long during the sessions that it became apparent that Joe’s father was a narcissist. Some of the frustrations that Joe was experiencing were directly… (more…)

7 Ways to Protect Your Kids from Your Narcissistic Ex

by on March 9, 2019

Sabrina was at her wit’s end. Her narcissistic ex-husband hit an all-time low. During their marriage, she was the target for his angry rants, verbal assaults, gaslighting, and guilt-tripping. But now his attacks seemed to center around just one of their two kids. Unfortunately, it was their ten-year-old child who most resembled Sabrina’s personality that… (more…)

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

by on October 24, 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 24, 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 just 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…)

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…)

Three Ways Parents Create Anger in Kids

by on October 12, 2017

The best way to understand this concept is through a story. Ulla complained about her 6-year-old son’s angry behavior so she brought him in for an appointment. At first he seemed fine but then threw a temper tantrum when he did not get his way. “You make me so angry,” he said in direct reference… (more…)

How to Divorce a Passive-Aggressive Spouse

by on October 12, 2017

The usual hostility that divorce equally brings in couples is not as apparent when a passive-aggressive (PA) person is involved. Instead, the non-passive-aggressive person will appear to be irrationally raging over numerous accusations while the PA appears calm and rational. The PA’s outward emotionless demeanor further aggravates the situation while their inward fuming anger is… (more…)

How to Survive a Divorce with a Narcissist

by on October 5, 2017

After 15 years of marriage to her narcissistic husband, Jane finally asked for a divorce. They had been growing apart for the last 10 years and neither of them could have a simple conversation without it escalating into verbal assaults. Since her husband had mentioned divorce several times, Jane thought the process would be simple…. (more…)

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