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11 Ways To Divorce Proof Your Marriage
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11 Ways To Divorce Proof Your Marriage

"I think I have to get a divorce" Courtney confided shakily to her dad. Six months before, with her parents support, this intelligent and successful 25-year-old young woman had married the man of her dreams. Her dad just wants Courtney to be happy but has no idea whether to encourage her to stay and try to work things out or to help her get out of her marriage as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Check One: Accepting Divorce & Moving On [EXPERT]
Are you still hung up over your divorce?
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Check One: Accepting Divorce & Moving On

I hate the word divorced. The cold, annoying syllables jolt me, like the crunch of ice meeting molars. Try saying it without cringing. I dare you. There's no way around it, over it or through it. It is just a piss-poor, sucky word.

4 Tips To Make Co-Parenting With Your Ex Easier
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4 Tips To Make Co-Parenting With Your Ex Easier

The word “co-parenting” can be a detriment. It is a mushy and loving word, but many people in these situations are not feeling mushy and loving. As a divorced co-parenting teacher and therapist,  I often hear comments like: “It is absurd to think that we are ‘co-parenting’-- my ex is a bully and has no interest in compromising and communicating. How do you co-parent with someone who has no interest in co-parenting?” 

6 Signs That Your Marriage Is On The Rocks
Could it be time for you to call it quits for your marriage?
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6 Signs That Your Marriage Is On The Rocks

Marriages will either end in death or divorce. Even picture-perfect marriages have the potential to end in the latter. It can take the smallest thing to spark the idea of divorce; those seemingly innocuous mistakes made at the worst possible moment can undermine a lifetime of love and affection.

3 Tips For Dating A Divorced Guy [EXPERT]
Is your man divorced?
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3 Tips For Dating A Divorced Guy

In some ways, dating a divorced guy is no different than dating a guy who has never been married. However, there may be some crucial differences. Here are three tips to keep in mind when dating a recently divorced man.

5 Tips To Talk To Your Kids About Divorce
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5 Tips To Talk To Your Kids About Divorce

5 Tips to Break the News to Your Child That You’re Getting Divorced Getting divorced can be overwhelming, add a child into the mix and now it can be even more scary. Divorce has many impacts on a child’s life, some good and some bad. It’s important to remember that as a parent your child is looking to you as being the expert. Do your research before spilling the beans.

Dating After Divorce? 3 Pitfalls To Avoid [EXPERT]
Got baggage? No problem!
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Dating After Divorce? 3 Pitfalls To Avoid

Whether you've already started dating after divorce, or you're about to take the plunge, chances are good you're going to be tempted to give in to three behaviors that will sabotage either your ability to move on from your marriage, or seriously reduce the chance you'll find a wonderful new man. Here are three post-divorce dating dangers and how you can avoid them.

28 Dos & Don'ts Of Divorced Parenting [EXPERT]
Don't let your divorce damage your relationship with your child.
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28 Dos & Don'ts Of Divorced Parenting

One of the most damaging things you can do to your child is to use them as an object of your anger. Here is a list of dos and don'ts that can assist you in parenting in a way that best protects your children while you are going through your divorce.

5 Things To Consider Before Getting A Divorce
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5 Things To Consider Before Getting A Divorce

Divorce is so common these days that it boggles the mind. Of course things change with the passing of time, and no one expects everything to be the same, but divorce 50 years ago compared to now is a completely different animal. It's more common for sure, but also more socially acceptable, considered more healthy, definitely more likely, and considerably more possible than ever before.

6 Proven Tips To Survive A Breakup Or Divorce
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6 Proven Tips To Survive A Breakup Or Divorce

One of the hardest things to do in any relationship after a breakup or divorce is to say good-bye and accept that it has ended. Moving on is something that you have to do, but when the pain and heartache is fresh, it's hard to know how to handle a breakup or divorce. Your brain is foggy from the shock and you can't see past the feelings of rejection you are swimming in. So what steps can you take to ease your pain?

How To Help Your Kids Cope With Your Divorce [EXPERT]
It's essential to listen.
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How To Help Your Kids Cope With Your Divorce

There are many times when a child after divorce is struggling — even suffering. These children need extra help. To identify a child in distress, you need to evaluate whether there have been serious changes in their behavior and personality. It is not a complete change of personality, but a more extreme version of how they were acting before the divorce. Some examples are ...