10 Most Common Reasons for Divorce

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by Shellie R Warren- author, writer, marriage life coach and doula- from Marriage .com Marriage isn’t always easy and the sad reality is that not all “I do’s” end with a happily ever after no matter how much two people may love each other. It’s estimated that 40 to 50 percent of all first marriages, and 60 percent of second marriages in the United States, end in divorce. This can be hard to grasp for someone who is about … Read more »

8 Things Kids Of Divorce Want Parents To Know

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by Brittany Wong-The Huffington Post Divorce Parents going through divorce are constantly on the lookout for expert advice on how to raise healthy, resilient kids. But hey, the kids themselves just might have the best answers. Below, eight writers share what it was like growing up with divorced parents and the one piece of advice they want to pass on. 1. YOU HAVE NOT FAILED AS A PARENT. “This might be hard to believe especially if you’re newly divorced, … Read more »

Starting Places for Learning About Good Divorce

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These sites help families during the tough transition of divorce and thereafter. Wendy Paris-Splitopia-Pyschology Today contributor Dear Wendy, I have kids and want to make the process of divorce as collaborative as possible with my ex. But when I try to do research online, it seems like everyone is trying to sell me something, when all I really want is some hard-and-fast information about the new, “Good Divorce.” What are some good resources for getting through a divorce? —Drowning … Read more »

How To Divorce Like A Grown-Up (And Co-Parent Like One, Too)

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Here’s how to split up as amicably as possible. by Brittany Wong The Huffington Post The divorce process can be ugly or remarkably civil. If you’re hoping to split up amicably, it’s important to first do your homework, advised Morghan Richardson, a divorce attorney based in Astoria, New York.  “Just a little information about the start of the process can go a long way in establishing that you are using the divorce process as a tool, not a weapon,” she … Read more »

5 Tips for Dealing with a Gopher Co-Parent

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ByMarina Edelman, LMFT- Divorce Magazine-from The Huffington Post Divorce Co-parenting after divorce is challenging enough without one parent “conveniently” appearing and disappearing as they see fit. These 5 tips will help you deal with a gopher parent without losing your temper and hurting your child in the process. Imagine a post-divorce world where the couple separates but is still able to co-parent. Sit with that wonderful image for a while…ahhhh. One parent supports the other’s rules and disciplines … Read more »

10 Things Kids Of Divorce Do Not Want Parents To Do

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by Marni Feuerman, licensed Psychotherapist and contributor to The Huffington Post We don’t want to be your messenger. Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful transitions you can have in your life. It is even more challenging when you have children together. It’s difficult to keep your behavior in check sometimes to do what’s best for them. You may still have painful feelings and resentments about the breakup. You may have not been able to … Read more »

Baby Boomer Divorce

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A Baby Boomer’s Post-Divorce Musings: Lessons Learned 4 Months In by Shari Lifland from The Huffington Post Divorce If you’re over 50 and find yourself in the midst of a divorce, you’re not alone. According to a report by sociologists Susan L. Brown and I-Fen Lin of Bowling Green State University: “At a time when divorce rates for other age groups have stabilized or dropped, fully one out of every four people experiencing divorce in the United States is 50 … Read more »

7 Must-Read Tips For New Stepparents Who Don’t Have Kids Of Their Own

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by Carolin Lehman from The Huffington Post If you’re marrying a man or woman with kids and you don’t have kids of your own, it can be a serious adjustment. You’re taking on two new major life roles at once ― that of a spouse and a stepparent. We asked experienced stepparents to share their best tips for newbies who don’t quite know where to begin. Here’s what they had to say: 1. Talk to your partner about life with their kids … Read more »