Divorces can be incredibly messy under good circumstances. And when injured feelings are involved, the children can sometimes unconsciously be used as pawns. But what happens when your former partner decides to take it to the next level by bad-mouthing you in front of the kids?
Robin Thicke is creepy as Hell in his new video dedicated to Paula Patton. Here's why he needs to give it a rest already.
Midlife (aka "gray") divorces are increasing and becoming more and more common. Why? Counselor/Therapist Abby Rodman wants to tell you the answer.
I recently attended a 40-hour divorce mediation training. Forty hours is the requirement in my state to practice as a divorce mediator. That’s not why I did it though. As a divorce coach, many of my clients are going through mediation and I wanted to support them as best as possible during the process. I truly believe that mediation is a better way to “do” divorce. And I believe that because I walked out of my first mediation meeting and never went back.
Are you facing divorce? Design your own strategy for navigating the common stages of divorce.
How many of us had relationships where this question has never been raised at least hypothetically? We either ask it to ourselves or worry that it may be a concern of our partner. In either case thinking about separation brings discomfort, anxiety, uncertainty, guilt, fears, frustration, etc.
When a married couple decides not to live together anymore, they have options. They may also decide not to divorce, but legally to separate. Why? What is the difference between separation and divorce? A legal separation agreement does not divorce the couple, but it does make arrangements concerning child support and division of property. A legally separated couple can, if they choose, live independently even in the same house.
She was 40 and had just initiated her divorce. He was 28 and single. They met at a business conference and spent one crazy night together before heading back to their respective lives. She had never done anything like that before, but credits that experience with having given her a much-needed escape from all the doubt, confusion and fear associated with her divorce. It opened the door to possibilities she hadn’t known were there all along. And it was the shock to the system she needed to remind her of all the great things she had forgotten about herself.
Has your marriage been a little underwhelming or tense lately? A trial separation an be an effective tool in rebuilding a relationship on the rocks. Ensure a successful period of separation by following the steps to come to a decision about staying married or not. 1 Set Boundaries
A marriage can be saved by using separation; however, separation is not a magical cure-all that works for everyone. Dr. Lee H. Baucom gives 10 guide lines on how to ensure separation is being used as a tool to save and not to sink a marriage.
There’s a ton of buzz happening about our friend and colleague, Katherine Woodward Thomas’ “Conscious Uncoupling” thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announcing their split in this way. Always happy to hear that people are doing things consciously, mind-fully and purposefully for the highest and best intentions of all involved.
Divorce can feel like failure. It can feel like rejection. And it can feel like betrayal. Everything you know is turned upside down. So, it's no surprise that so many people faced with divorce do everything possible not to feel what they're feeling. Divorce Coach Laura Miolla is here to help you change your patterns and get unstuck.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are over! The Oscar-winning actress and the Grammy-winning Coldplay frontman announced their breakup on Paltrow's GOOP website, because of course they did:
I’ll call her Janet. She spent years of her life married to a man who used emotional abuse to control her. When she had her epiphany and filed for divorce, he threatened her and swore he would take everything that she cherished, including custody of her children. Even after getting a restraining order against him, she was being stalked and intimidated by his wide circle of friends. And she was forced to leave her church where the pastor regularly preached that a wife’s duty was always to support her husband without question.