Divorced co-parenting isn't easy, but it can be done.
It's important to recognize that kids are not reliable reporters and should not be put in the position of "telling on" one parent and witnessing the other parent's major reaction. Parents must communicate directly with each other on the adult level.
Are you holding onto a relationship that's already over?
The new Rashida Jones film "Celeste and Jesse Forever" highlights a common phenomenon in the world of divorce: couples deciding to end their marriages in the legal sense but remaining each other's most significant others for months or even years to come.
5 ways to move your post-separation holiday season from blue to new!
The traditions, the families, the expectations, the disappointments. If you are facing your first (or second, or … ) holiday season after a separation or divorce, all of these challenges get magnified — and the joy can often seem elusive.
Divorce is a harsh time for anyone, especially during the holidays, read more to see how to cope.
by Marina Sbrochi, for GalTime.com
making holidays happy when you're a single parent
Managing the holidays when you are married with children definitely takes some finesse and strategy. Sometimes just the negotiating where to go can even be rough - “Should we alternate years for Thanksgiving and so on? OR Do we visit one house, then the other if we live in the same town?” Forget simplicity if both families live out of town.
Four tips to manage unexpected run-ins with your ex-wife to keep you on Santa's "Nice" list.
It could happen anywhere: shopping at the mall, a quick visit to the bank, or even a holiday event at your child’s school. One minute, you’re having a great time. The next, your emotions range from shock to bewilderment and you begin to panic.
Yes, it’s one of the most frequently overlooked aspects of divorce – unexpectedly running into your ex-wife, especially during the holidays. No one tells you about these little nuances of divorce or how to deal with this situation – only the after math.
The effects of divorce on kids, and your sex life.
There’s no one reason couples get divorced, but unfortunately there are multiple effects.
Aside from the psychological and emotional stress divorce can inflict on the couple, alone, it can also deliver a huge blow to children in the family. A new study by UK’s Economic and Social Research Council found that children of divorced parents were more likely to develop social and psychological problems as adults than those whose parents stayed married.
Three ways to flip the pain of divorce on its head this holiday season.
When divorce occurs, traditions of visiting family leave an unfulfilled emptiness regardless of the busy-ness of your schedule. This time of year is hard on divorced dads, especially those recently divorced. The opportunity to see your kids smiling is at best half as much. Divorce can be like putting on a pair of glasses with dark grey lenses — life turns dull, grim and depressing.
Divorce is extremely common no matter what the age. Read more to see why.
By Relationship & Sex Talk, Jane Greer, Ph.D., for GalTime.com
jessica simpson's parents file for divorce
Tina and Joe Simpson, parents to pop stars Jessica and Ashlee, have filed for divorce after 34 years of marriage, citing “discord or conflict of personalities.” There have been rumors that Joe had an affair with a young
Honor these rights to protect your child(ren) during and after a divorce
Although there is no book of parenting rules, particularly when parenting through a divorce, there are some guidelines, a child’s ‘bill of rights’ that can help parents focus on the needs of their child(ren).
1. Children should have the right to develop safe, healthy, loving, meaningful relationships with each parent.
2. Children should retain the right to have contact with extended family (grandparents, aunts/uncles, cousins).
If you think you might want a divorce, this article may make you reconsider.
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.