When the romance in the relationship is gone but both partners still care for each other's happiness and well-being, it is important to make the best decisions regarding divorce, especially when kids are involved. Marriage Couples and Relationship Counseling's collaborative divorce coaching can help reduce conflict and manage emotional reactions for couples facing divorce.
According to the Huffington Post, Kim Kardashian's doctor has warned her that the stress from her divorce could have long-term effects on her unborn child. That shouldn't come as a surprise, given that both divorce and pregnancy are among life's ten most stressful events.
For awhile, when I was going through and recovering from divorce, I dreaded the thought of Valentines Day. “Love is over,” I thought. How depressing. Feeling isolated and vulnerable was not good. If I didn’t change my perception of the circumstances—my choice to do, or not—the negative, pity-party feelings would take over and I’d slide downhill emotionally.
Insurmountable marital problems that lead to divorce for one couple may in fact lead to a healthier, stronger relationship for another. The difference lays in the commitment of the pair to make their marriage work. It only takes one person for divorce, but it takes both partners to sustain a marriage.
As Valentine’s Day approaches divorced women are wondering how they deal with it, a day that is devoted to romance and love. Divorced women often report that their pain of loss increases as they are bombarded with images of hearts and flowers everywhere they look. They cannot even walk inside of a grocery store without seeing big white teddy bears holding large red heart candy boxes. To make matters worse, it appears that there are happy couples everywhere!
“I’m just not attracted to you...We’re not compatible...Our goals are different...” all valid justifications for calling it quits in a relationship. Yet, even those with perfect hearing don’t tune into the true undertones of the subliminal messaging, until the megaphone is held up to their ear, and blaringly your spouse says...”I’m gay and I’m coming out!” Not necessarily in my "Top 10 Ways On How To 'Come Out!" Regardless of how you do it, dead silence, shock, and utter disbelief usually hang in the air.
Do the research. I did. What are the most common reasons for divorce? Depending upon the survey, you’ll get slightly different answers. But there are a few that are mentioned frequently: Communication, unfaithfulness, financial, parenting styles, abuse. But are these really the reasons?
Letting go after a divorce is hard. You feel as if you are on an emotional rollercoaster and do not know how to get off. You feel confused and are constantly thinking of "If only," "What if," "I could've,” and "I should've." You are spending most of your waking day with these thoughts. You just do not understand the unfairness of it all. You thought marriage was for life. You cannot believe that this is really happening to you.
A new study says that you can tell if someone is a keeper based on whether he is sensitive, cooperative and supportive. Presumably, therefore, when a marriage ends in divorce, we can infer that one or both partners lacked those traits. So, if you're dating a divorced guy, how can you tell whether he was the one lacking those essential traits?
When you feel you've been hurt or mistreated, it's common to get angry — and anger is unpleasant, to say the least. So, anger following a breakup or divorce is natural ... but is it healthy? Does anger toward your ex help you move forward, or does it hold you back? Turns out, it does both.
Spending Holidays with In-Laws Can Make Or Break Your Marriage If you want to keep your marriage going strong during the holidays, you might not want to spend too much time with your in-laws. On the other hand, you want to spend more time with them. It depends if you are going to your husband’s parents in Connecticut or your parent’s 1940’s bungalow down the street.
I’ve often found the title “co-parenting” somewhat of a humorous irony, a conundrum. Think about it. Here you have two people that just went through an emotionally hurtful process of divorce and in many instances despise each other. Then it is suggesting that they be calm enough to have a mature conversation about parenting. It’s like the democrats and republicans suddenly compromising to prevent the fiscal cliff after four years of resentment.