Need to Know Basics

Divorced Parent: Do You Alienate Your Child from the Other Parent?

I have seen some divorce parents consciously distance their children from the other parent? Such actions may only be justified when there is a genuine concern about the children’s emotional or physical safety when with the other parent. But in the absence of past domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse, physical, sexual, or emotional child […]

The Pro’s and Con’s of Prenups

Prenuptial agreements, or binding financial agreements as they may be known, are no longer an exclusive financial risk management tool for Hollywood couples.
Having seen what can happen when a high-profile relationship fails, increasing numbers of less famous couples are known to be opting for written agreements to protect the financial assets each partner brings to […]

Stepfamily Living: Not for Wimps

Remarriage with children is challenging! Ask anyone living in a stepfamily. Or ask professionals who work with these complex and vulnerable families.
Yet most adults enter the world of stepfamily living woefully unprepared, as evidenced by the 60 percent remarriage divorce rate in America. While not all those divorces involve stepfamilies, most do, touching the lives […]

Marriage, Children and Divorce: When “Le Music” Stops

By Dr. Marshall Colt
It can happen in many ways. Sometimes, suddenly, out of the blue, with no warning whatsoever. Other times, the music slowly, gradually, fades to a deafening silence.
Divorce is the great plague on American families today. More than 40% of adults under 40 are children of divorced parents. The […]

Ten Tips for Divorcing Parents

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is a great resource for information about divorce and children. This article contains some very important information for divorcing parents:Divorce is never easy on kids, but there are many ways parents can help lessen the impact of their break-up on their children:
Never disparage your former spouse in front of your children. […]

Abandonment - A Divorce Issue

In high conflict divorces, those that never seem to end, abandonment is a common factor. These days, when we see divorced spouses returning to court two or more years after the divorce process was technically completed, we inquire into their early childhood experiences, and we frequently find abandonment trauma in their family histories.The most obvious […]

Your Child, Your Divorce, Your Forum

Our friends at Your Child-Your Divorce have recently opened a new forum specially designed for anyone going through a divorce. Though it is still pretty inactive (because not enough people know about it yet) I think it could make a great place for people going through divorce to meet up with others and share our […]

10 Sure-Fire Ways to Survive Life After Divorce

1. Find a new special friend. Be open to the channels of love. Let your family and friends help you get back in the game by doing some blind dating or speed dating. You can answer a personal ad online or in the newspaper. When you have allowed yourself to meet that special someone, you […]

Counselors Can Find Out What Kids Really Want

Divorced parents who want their children to grow-up to be self-sufficient, independent individuals need to be sensitive to how powerful their child’s need to please is, because children of divorced parents always have the nagging fear that if their parents could stop loving and leave each other, they might do the same thing to them. Divorced parents need always to question what may be behind a child echoing-back the parent’s likes and dislikes. A counselor can make this job a bit easier.

Should I Divorce?

Have you ever wondered “Should I stay married or should I divorce”?  You are not alone.  Troubles in a marriage easily prompt these kind of questions.  The article below will help you sort out your feelings.  

Reality Check
Before moving on with what you need to know about divorce, the next few paragraphs will ask you to […]