Mother’s Day is one of the many holidays that can be re-created after divorce. You are not bound by old rituals or routine like going to Mother’s Day brunch every year. You can create novel ways to spend the day based on your own passions and desires. If Mother’s Day has never been your thing, you have the option to not celebrate it at all. It’s all about you when you don’t have the obligations of a husband and in-laws. You can even ignore it all together.
When things don't work out between you and the person you married, you suffer internally, agonizing over a new life without each other, reminiscing about the way he once made you feel. Then, it hits you: what about your children? What happens to them?
As women, we typically give, and want, more in relationships than men. We want nice homes and solid families, not just some roof over our heads and a bunch of people co-existing together~although that sure would be easier. Nope, we want connection, we want the fairy tale, and we want it all~but we aren't driven to nurture unconditionally as everyone expects, we just don’t admit that out loud. Women need to start honoring the conditions nature instilled in us, though, because it is women who carry the burden with the disadvantages when things head south.
There you are sitting in your lovely office in your favorite chair enjoying the serenity of the moment. Your office light goes on, and within a few minutes a couple walks in for their first mediation session. As soon as they sit down you can feel a tension in the room that you'd have to be numb not to recognize. In a short time the calmness you were experiencing will most likely become only a memory.
Is it taking you longer than you expected to get over your ex? If it's been over a year and you still feel despondent on your old anniversary, take heart: you're not alone. In this video, psychotherapist, author and YourTango Expert Julie Orlov offers advice to one reader who still struggles with her breakup long after it's ended.
From Galtime.com Divorce can be painful and difficult, but according to Divorce Detox experts Allison Pescosolido, M.A. and Andra Brosh, Ph.D-- it doesn't have to be. GalTime caught up with the divorce therapy specialists learn about a more positive way to approach divorce.
One of the hardest things about the end of a relationship is the feeling that you have no control over your circumstances. Stress associated with uncertainty renders an already overwhelming situation even worse. All influence you once had over your ex has disappeared, and your instincts tell you to resist the situation, even if that's not the most helpful approach possible
Record numbers of boomer couples are opting out of unsatisfactory marriages and starting over. The Wall Street Journal recently posted an article about the impact of the soaring divorce rate for those over fifty. Unlike those of previous generations who divorced later in life, newly single boomers expect to date, find love, and possibly remarry.
For divorce to be a collaborative and respectful process, the couple must be prepared to separate their lives on all levels — legally, practically, and emotionally. To do this, each person must face their own divorce dilemma by answering the following eight questions:
Today is the perfect day to do a romantic life check-up, where you take account of what you have~and compare it to what you want. If it's off at all, this is a good time to assess if you are in the right relationship or not. One clue to knowing if you are with the wrong man, is to notice the patterns of your relationship.
Since February 1, we've been offering great tips and advice during our second annual Break Up With Your Ex campaign. Our mission is to encourage the seventy-one percent of our readers who think about their ex "too much" ex to cut the cord and finally move on, and we've dubbed Monday, February 13, the perfect day to do so!
Can you visualize your post-divorce self as a blooming flower opening, thriving, growing, and maturing? The visual that you have of your “post-divorce self” may play a large role in how you recover from the stress after going through a divorce. Studies have found that there are individual differences between people who “blossom” after a divorce and those who experience depressive symptoms and psychological distress.
Maybe it's only been a few weeks or months or possibly even years since your marriage ended. Maybe your friends and family have been sympathetic and supportive, but now you suspect they are wondering the same question that is lurking at the back of your own mind... “When will I finally move on after the divorce?”
When looking at divorce, we tend to make several assumptions. We assume that the relationship in question didn’t work out for various reasons. Frequently, we see one more at fault that the other. In addition, we may all agree that the relationship needs to be dissolved as quickly as possible and the two partners need to move on to a new life.