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What will our kids say about the way we handled the divorce when they are grown adults?

Moving through a divorce can seem like an insurmountable obstacle. But for parents, it is just the beginning of an even greater challenge: co-parenting your children together. All parents who have chosen to remain…

Don’t Divorce Me!

Rules For Parents On Divorce When a couple is going through a divorce, they can forget how much it affects their kids. Moving, insightful and often funny, DON’T DIVORCE ME! KIDS’ RULES FOR…


How My Husband’s Mistress Took Over My Life

The first ultrasound came back inconclusive. I knew something wasn’t right when the technician quickly left the room and came back with the doctor. “We can’t hear a heartbeat,” he said matter-of-factly. “It’s…


Rules for Stepfamilies

The Divorce and StepFamily Statistics Are Staggering: One out of two marriages ends in divorce. Sixty percent of second marriages fail, according to the U.S. Census Bureau 66% of marriages and living together…


5 Myths of Divorce and Children

America’s only longitudinal study of divorce unveils disturbing myths about divorce: In “‘The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce” (written by Dr. Judith Wallerstein, Julia Lewis and Sandra Blakeslee) 60 families were interviewed, both parents…


Divorced And Facing Your First Weekend Without Your Kid’s?

The Anxiety Associated With Your eX Having Your Children   As a single parent, you are used to a hectic schedule, juggling between work, school and the kid’s activities. Life can be exhausting…

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6 Ways I’m Planning To Make My Second Marriage Last

My To Do List For 2nd Marriage I’m getting married for the second time in August. I’m marrying a woman that I truly love, but I truly loved my first wife and that…


Helping Your Child Cope With A Divorce

Kids and Divorce-Breaking The News and Handling Their Reaction Thousands of kids experience the stress of divorce each year. How they’ll react depends on their age, personality, and the particular circumstances of the…


Why Playing America’s Greatest Pastime Sucked After My Parents’ Divorce

Confessions Of A Divorce Kid: The Awkward Baseball Game It’s the bottom of the ninth. Full count, two outs and the bases are loaded. I could win the game with one accurate swing….


Mother’s Day is this Sunday, Are you ready?

Mother’s Day, divorce, and the fractured family I thought I’d covered just about everything regarding Mothers Day–but I forgot about how many families are celebrating Mother’s Day in a political minefield, caught between…

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