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6 Things You Need To Know About Divorce Mediation
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6 Things You Need To Know About Divorce Mediation

I recently attended a 40-hour divorce mediation training. Forty hours is the requirement in my state to practice as a divorce mediator. That’s not why I did it though. As a divorce coach, many of my clients are going through mediation and I wanted to support them as best as possible during the process. I truly believe that mediation is a better way to “do” divorce. And I believe that because I walked out of my first mediation meeting and never went back.

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There's always at the end of the tunnel.
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How Do I Find The Silver Lining In My Divorce?

There is no heart-wrenching feeling than going through a divorce with a person who was supposed to be your soulmate for life. What happens after the dust has settled and the forever that you were promised disappears? Liza Caldwell and Kimberly Mishkin (of Support And Solutions For Women) let you know that you have a lot to look forward to.

Divorce Coach: The Differences Between Men & Women During Divorce
You're both fighting for your own set of needs.
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The Differences Between Men & Women During The Divorce Process

Going through a divorce? Well, within your relationship, it's likely that you all forgot that as different genders, you have different goals. This divorce won't be any easier than the relationship, but it may be in your best interest to keep the differences (that drew you apart) in mind to help you through the divorce. Read for more divorce advice from Dr. Karen Finn.

How to Deal With Loneliness after Divorce
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How to Deal With Loneliness after Divorce

The emotion of loneliness is commonly found in recently divorced people. The majority of people feel relaxed after their divorced because they finally ended a relationship that could never work for them. However, getting rid of the tension and stress wouldn’t guarantee a better life. Even when people feel that separation was for the best, they may still feel emptiness in their life thus need to deal with it. If you have recently got separated, here are the seven fail-safe ways to deal with your loneliness:

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Quit telling me I'm "being dramatic" about what's happening.
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The Top 12 Things Your Kids Think About Your Divorce

After working with hundreds of families — and observing the behavior of kids as they struggled through the breakdown of their families — YourTango expert Tara Kennedy-Kline reveals the top 12 things kids think about divorce, but don't have the world experience to say directly.

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See the three factors that really ruin a marriage.
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When Does Cheating Lead To Divorce?

Only 10 percent of marriages that have experienced infidelity end in divorce. So, what are the real reasons behind it when it DOES happen? Divorce coach and YourTango expert Laura Moilla explains.

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Now is the time to create new traditions as you move into a new phase of life.
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Just Divorced? 7 Tips For Greeting The Spring Holidays With Grace

While the pleasant memories are worth holding onto, the first holidays you experience post-divorce provide the perfect opportunity to cast off the unhappy ones. Instead of clinging to the legacy of the past, you can choose the pieces of each holiday that you want to keep, and toss away the bits that don't resonate with your new life.

What Casual Sex Can Teach You After A Divorce
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What Casual Sex Can Teach You After A Divorce

She was 40 and had just initiated her divorce. He was 28 and single. They met at a business conference and spent one crazy night together before heading back to their respective lives. She had never done anything like that before, but credits that experience with having given her a much-needed escape from all the doubt, confusion and fear associated with her divorce. It opened the door to possibilities she hadn’t known were there all along. And it was the shock to the system she needed to remind her of all the great things she had forgotten about herself.

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You don't want to add IRS issues to everything that's already on your plate.
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Recently Divorced? Here's What You Need To Know About Your Taxes

Part of going through a divorce or being newly divorced is being responsible for everything in your household when you probably used to share duties, such as financial obligations. Even if you did it all, things are different now and you may not know some of the perks you can get, or some of the rules you need to follow.