Thinking of getting divorced? Here are five steps to navigate this process with ease and integrity.
You've done everything you can to make the marriage work. You've been to more than one marriage counselor, you've read every book on how to make a marriage great, and you've struggled with the consequences for both you and your children on calling it quits. You've come to the painful conclusion that no matter how much you want your marriage to work, it simply does not. You submit to the reality of divorce and you're ready to take that final step out of your marriage and into the unknown territory of navigating a divorce.
Check out these two theories about why the couple who had everything called it quits.
Since the announcement last week, many people are speculating about what made Katie Holmes file for divorce from Tom Cruise. She appeared to have everything a girl could dream of: an amazing career, a devilishly handsome husband, a beautiful daughter and more money than a person could spend in a lifetime. What was Katie's deciding factor? Here are two possible answers.
Kim is still married and Kanye is a notorious troublemaker. Is their relationship a mistake?
Kim and Kanye? A match not necessarily made in heaven. Although Kim is very attractive, Kanye looks like he is always chewing on jawbreakers. I would hate to see that baby. I know it's messed up, but you have to match apples with apples and oranges with oranges, and you have to consider what your kids are going to look like.
Watching the aftermath of a divorce through the eyes of the daughter.
My Mom is going through her second divorce and I know most would say how sad, but I couldn't be happier for her and the decision she has made. Her soon to be ex was the most conniving, arrogant and dysfunctional man I have ever met in my life. With that being said unfortunately for her she has gone through a lot with him, because of how dysfunctional he is.
Answer these 8 questions to decide if divorce is your best bet.
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:
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January is the busiest month of the year for divorce proceedings to be started.
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When the "I'm Gay bomb" implodes your beliefs in happily ever after, it's time to say, "What's next?
In Part 1 of this series, we addressed the question of “Why?”
"Why did my “heterosexual” partner marry me when he/she knew they were gay/lesbian?"
This question has been asked numerous times throughout history as many a man and woman have come out to their beloveds. The answers to this question are as varied and unique as the individuals who taken this road less traveled.
Discover why asking "why" doesn't solve anything when your partner tells you "I'm Gay."
There are more individuals “coming out of the closet” to live their sexual truths than ever before in history (well at least it appears that way!). Why? The most obvious reason is that homosexuality is becoming more accepted.
Learn how to be a good friend at a time when a new divorcee needs you most.
For many people, separating from a life-partner is the single most tragic and painful event of their lives. Recovering from such a blow is rarely an easy or pleasant process. Watching a close friend go through the divorce process presents its own set of problems. You want to help, but it can be extremely difficult to approach your friend—an individual with whom you are accustomed to sharing considerably happier times—in this period of profound anger, sorrow, and/or uncertainty.
The ink is dry on your divorce papers. Should you date or should you wait?
So, your divorce is final, and the realization of your new-found freedom came rushing up on you like a locomotive. That alone is a lot to adjust to. But once you've settled into your new status as a single woman, the next question isn't easy, either. How soon is too soon to start dating again?