Divorce is a traumatic event. It represents the loss of a marriage, a partnership, an ideal and the Disney “happily ever after” that was automatically supposed to come with the wedding ring. Regardless of who initiated the divorce, there is anger, hurt, sadness and confusion. And the divorce process only intensifies those dark feelings. The person you were closest to you in your life is now your enemy. It feels like betrayal. It is a betrayal. Saying no, in that dark place, comes easy.
Learning how to divorce with dignity is an important step toward future happiness. Pride, self-respect, grace and peace do not have to be sacrificed simply because a marriage is ending. No matter how devastating the circumstances that led to a relationship’s demise, everyone can learn how to divorce with dignity and the following tips may help: Acceptance
Having trouble getting over your divorce? Expert Karen Finn shares what you can do to overcome the pain — and start looking forward to the future.
From singer and actress Hilary Duff and her beau Mike Comrie to the comedic Amy Poehler and actor Will Arnett, Hollywood has seen the make up and breakup of many A-List stars. Watching their more than cordial relationships play out makes us wonder whether there really is such a thing as a "good" divorce. While no one ever said that getting a divorce could be fun, these stars prove that it can be civil and relatively painless.
Feeling lost after your divorce? We all develop habits in our marriage and divorce is an opportunity to break those habits and grow more than we ever thought possible.
Elise Pettus tells her story of her parents' divorce, her divorce, and how she dealt with the vicious cycle of divorce. She also examines the question: "I grew up thinking that divorce was the worst thing that could happen to me, but was it?"
It's natural for you to feel angry and betrayed after finding out that your partner had an affair. Is it possible to get over that anger for a swift divorce? Can divorce mediation really work even if one party has been cheated on?
We asked a few women their thoughts on divorced men. Although the rates for divorce get even higher the second time around (60 percent!), does this scare women away from the potential of love? Or is there something appealing about someone who’s already been down that road?
So you've decided to get a divorce. But what kind of divorce is right for you?
Everyone daydreams about something and oftentimes for married people, that something may be divorce. Expert Karen Finn explains what is really behind these fantasies and gives tips on how to know if you actually need to take them seriously.
Getting through a divorce is never easy, especially if you are trying to stay positive without dealing with conflict as much as possible. When you want to stay in a positive frame of mind and handle conflict as well as possible, doing so can be done by taking a few steps back to reevaluate your own situation and those around you available to help through the process. Assess Your Situation
Relationship expert Michael Griswold offers five tips for the unhappily married couple. Before you consider divorce, check out these helpful hints. They'll help you evaluate your relationship and give insights into whether or not you really want to end your marriage.
Today during spin class, I had a moment of clarity. I was sweating, my heart was pounding, the wheels on my bike were revolving, the endorphins were pumping, and I heard the words to Asaf Avidan’s – One Day/Reckoning Song. “No more tears, my heart is dry I don’t laugh and I don’t cry I don’t think about you all the time But when I do – I wonder why”