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Why Your Divorce Is Like A Ginsu Knife
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Why Your Divorce Is Like A Ginsu Knife

ISN’T THAT AMAZING? Getting a divorce is very similar to buying a set of Ginsu Knives. Those Ginsus are everything you could ever have hoped for in a set of knives. They can cut through a tin can and still slice a ripe tomato without shredding it. Isn’t that amazing? A divorce can do that too. It cuts through all the bullshit you’ve had to put up with and leaves you smelling like a rose.    

3 Things Divorcees Wished They'd Known Pre-Divorce [EXPERT]
Is divorce the answer?
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3 Things Divorcees Wished They'd Known Pre-Divorce

Statistics tell a sad tale about marriage in America today. Although the divorce rate has dropped slightly in the last two years, first marriages are ending at an alarming rate of 45 to 50 percent, second marriages at a rate of 60 to 67 percent and third marriages fall apart like they have been hit with a wrecking ball at 70 to 73 percent. This makes a very compelling argument for living together after marriage number two.

10 Differences Dating Widows Vs Divorcees
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10 Differences Dating Widows Vs Divorcees

Six months after my husband died, I decided to venture out into the single’s world. I sauntered into a swanky downtown Chicago restaurant with a divorced female friend. She left me perched on a bar stool to go to the restroom. I stared at the glassware on the shelves behind the bar and a guy suddenly appeared, “So when did you get divorced? I replied, “I didn’t get divorced.” He said, “Well where’s your husband?”

I See Married People
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I See Married People

I SEE MARRIED PEOPLE I see married people. Everywhere. And they’re happy, at least to the naked eye. What goes on behind closed doors is anybody’s guess but that’s probably just the cynic in me talking. Truth be told, I keep my eyes open for these happy couples because I need to believe that that could be me again, one of these days; Happy and in love. As hard as I try, and I have tried, Lord knows, I have yet to give up on love completely even though it seems to have given upon me.

What Happens On The Other Side Of The Closet
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What Happens On The Other Side Of The Closet

In my last article I shared how staying in the closet saved my children’s lives, and helped them grow up to be open-minded, strong young ladies. However, there’s a third person in this equation that I want to now address – my ex-wife. The person who also lost life as she knew it, began second guessing herself, and ironically ended up finding out who she really was from this experience.

It's Your Choice To Be More Positive
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It's Your Choice To Be More Positive

It’s no secret that people who are more positive are happier and attract more of what they want in their life.  You see it all around you. You notice people who have great jobs. You see smiling couples holding hands.   We all want to be fulfilled and happy, but how can you be more positive when negative thoughts are floating in and out of your mind all day?

Why Do So Many Marriages End In Divorce? [EXPERT]
Are people really meant to be in a monogamous relationship?
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Why Do So Many Marriages End In Divorce?

With the age of technology, and younger couples opting for life partners rather than marriage, it seems that times are changing. A couple can be in a relationship for years and then decide that it is over, not stating that the relationship failed, but it was time to move on.

Break The Connection Before You Break Your Wallet
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Break The Connection Before You Break Your Wallet

As mentioned in a previous article, the duration of separation is lengthy, averaging over three years. In working with our clients, we’ve found that that the major reason for the man to delay filing for divorce is fear of loss; the emotional connection with your spouse, not seeing your kids every day, and a big decrease in your finances.

The Best Way To Get Divorced [EXPERT]
Have you heard of it?
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The Best Way To Get Divorced

Some celebrities have opted for this model because of their need for privacy. There is no court involvement at all. Madonna and Guy Ritchie and Robin Williams and Marsha Garces, among others, have used this model.

Divorce from the Kids’ Perspective: Lannie’s Story
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Divorce from the Kids’ Perspective: Lannie’s Story

Lannie* is a bright and charming young woman.  At 21, she is out on her own working part time, going to school part time at the local community college, and trying to find her way in the world.  She and her family have been through some tough times.  Her parents divorced when she was nine, which started the seemingly endless back-and-forth living between two different homes and trying to make sense out of a life that was spiraling out of her control. 

SIMPLE TIPS TO MAINTAIN A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR EX
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SIMPLE TIPS TO MAINTAIN A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR EX

“Why,” you may ask, “should I want to maintain a good relationship with my ex? We are splitting up. We don’t like each other. In fact, I am so angry that I can’t even imagine a “good” relationship. What does that even look like??” Here’s why: if you have a child together you will be seeing each other forever and though it may be hard to imagine today, you may also have grandchildren in common some day.

Are You In Your 40 Or 50s And Stuck After Your Divorce? (EXPERT)
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Are You In Your 40 Or 50s And Stuck After Your Divorce? (EXPERT)

So you have been married for many years and you now find yourself in your late 40s and 50s in the unexpected situation of getting a divorce. When you got married you probably thought that this would be forever, and now you probably find yourself, hurt, angry and probably a bit stunned. I have a couple of clients in at this age who find themselves somewhat lost, somewhat bewildered - with their dreams of a perceived “stable” future as a pipe dream.