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Relationships and Dating

There are lessons to learn from even the darkest moments. Marrying - and divorcing - a narcissist can teach you valuable lessons for future relationships so you don't make the same mistakes again.

It takes a certain amount of time to recover from the emotional wounds divorce causes, but you will recover. The next step may be to start dating again.

Predatory men and women like nothing better than to come between someone and their new love interest. Here's how to recognize a predator.

The chance of a rebound relationship having long-term potential is slim; you need time to heal from your breakup so that you don't bring baggage into a new relationship.

When each partner can express and respond to each other's wants and needs, intimacy can grow and deepen.

Stop undermining your relationships! Learn to recognize and change these 7 self-sabotaging behaviors.

When is the right time to start dating after divorce?

Whatever our brain decides is the primary justification for remaining in a bad relationship, most of these boil down to a handful of reasons

There are many reasons why people strive to be friends with their ex after a breakup or divorce. But is it always a good idea?

Dating after Divorce: Finding the Return on Your Investment.

When faced with the reality of divorce, you'll likely experience grief that is similar to losing a loved one.

Learning what you could have done differently can help you feel more powerful -- and make future relationships easier for you.

Do you want your children to model their dating behavior after you? If so, you owe it to yourself and your kids to build new relationships sensibly.

Coping with Divorce

The card I recently drew during the COVID-19 pandemic included all the things I thought I would never hear myself say to my ex during a pandemic.

It's not about surviving but about reclaiming yourself as a beautiful human being.

For those in an unhappy marriage, the thought of being quarantined with your spouse is unimaginable.

If your life is a book, then you are the author. If you've lost control of the narrative because your marriage ended, then it's time to divorce your story.


Divorce related stress can interfere with your ability to stay focused at work. The tips below will help you separate your divorce from your work performance.

Is it possible to have a good divorce? The path to your divorce may include some twists & bumps, but these tips can make the journey a bit smoother.

Learning a new craft can give you a sense of achievement - and crafting releases chemicals in the brain to help you to feel happy again.

What happens when your spouse has one foot out the door and you don't know it? You weather the divorce storm and give recovery time to catch up to your feelings.

Self-medicating is not a good long-term strategy. Instead, turn pain into gain by learning how to nurture yourself.

This year, consider celebrating "Friendsgiving"; here are 10 things to be thankful for, and 10 ways to enjoy the holidays.

Navigating the holidays will require some extra effort; these tips will help you survive (and maybe even enjoy) it.

Moving to a new home could help you move on - out of your comfort zone, but with the opportunity to make new memories.

You should really check out tip #2.

The best divorce advice comes from your own heart.

Loneliness can be one of the greatest challenges for people going through separation or divorce.

Commit yourself to these principles and ensure an enjoyable season for all.

Not all your friends and acquaintances may be the best for you during divorce.

When faced with the reality of divorce, you'll likely experience grief that is similar to losing a loved one.

Gray divorce can often lead to significant financial stress, as the bills that were once paid by two now must be paid independently.

Worry alerts a person that all is not right in a situation; it's a call to action for making a change. Here are four ways to heed this call in a productive manner.

By coming to terms with the unpleasant parts of divorce, learning how to transform them into a learning experience, and avoiding the same mistakes in the future, you'll grow as a person.

Children and Divorce

Keeping your kids entertained at home can sometimes be hard work.

Arts and crafts can help kids sort out their feelings and remember that they are still part of a family that cares about each other, even if it's changed.

Children can become trapped in their parents' bitter divorce battle, feeling torn between the two people they love the most.

If you & your ex are willing to cooperate for your children's sake, then you can create a co-parenting plan that makes your kids feel secure, happy, & loved.

The best present you can give your children is an enjoyable and stress-free holiday season!

Divorced from an alcoholic? Do you have a plan in place in case they go to rehab? Here's help.

Have you considered how your high-conflict divorce will affect your children?

Are you being too hard on yourself? Follow these tips for dealing with your guilt.

Why all parents of adult children of divorce should keep these tips in mind.

Ways that parents can help children hold onto a sense of security throughout this difficult process.

For a family emerging after a divorce, a post-divorce summer vacation can be a time of healing after a stressful period.

Restoring your relationship with your child after parental alienation has taken place.

Consider these 6 strategies when you are feeling angry with your co-parent.

Learning to go easy on yourself and focusing on the big picture will enable you and your children to make healthy adjustments.

For divorced or divorcing parents, summer vacation does not have to be a battleground or source of contention.

If you and your co-parent disagree about everything, you'll find yourself exhausted and ineffective. Consider

Hope and a growing awareness is building for children who suffer from the form of psychological abuse known as parental alienation.

Creating and maintaining new routines for kids post-divorce are some of the most important things you can do.

Financial Issues

Learn about these lesser-known financial risks to protect your financial future when you're going through a divorce.

After your divorce, you may wonder how you will gain financial independence.

If you are going through divorce, remember to take step back and understand that financial matters during divorce can have a huge impact on you for the rest of your life.

There is no such thing as winning in divorce - but there are most definitely successful outcomes. How can you develop the right mindset to increase the odds of a successful outcome?

Whether or not money is the root of all evil, we can feel it's pervasive influence in many key areas of life, including work, health, social activities - and failed marriages.

After working with hundreds of couples, there are a few things I've found to be true every time. There is one universal truth in all divorces.

Understanding the financial implications of divorce before the asset negotiation begins can make an extremely emotionally difficult situation easier to navigate.

There are many benefits of forming a DST, including limited liability, easy formation and maintenance, contractual flexibility, and favorable tax treatment.

Divorced parents often assume that their children will receive an inheritance if their ex were to pass away, but that can be a dangerous assumption.

It is important to know that the family business is both an asset and a source of income when it comes to property division and child or spousal support. Here's why.

If you own a business with your spouse, valuing it will be one of the most complex issues in your divorce. Here are reasons why you should or shouldn't settle.

Save them for your kids, transform them into other pieces of jewelry, or sell them - which is the smartest way to dispose of your wedding rings?

You need to find ways to reduce your budget to match your income; these tips will help you save money after divorce so you can get back on your feet faster.

If you're considering divorce, or even if you're already divorced, learning about how these tax changes could affect you is crucial.

There are some experts who decide to "rig" the value of a business in favor of one spouse. Here are some things that could point to a rigged valuation.

To protect your rights, you need to be knowledgeable about how marital homes, businesses, and pension plans are handled during divorce.

Here's what you should know do to protect your business during during this difficult period.

To Avoid New US Tax Laws, Consider Description - Finalizing Your Divorce in 2018

December 2018

You need to move fast: you only have until the end of 2018 to take advantage of the old, more favorable US tax laws.

If you're planning to divorce, you may want to hasten your proceedings to take advantage of pre-TCJA alimony tax treatment. Here's why

These tips demand patience and willpower, but you can save money and still live comfortably. Here's how.

You AND your ex's current spouse could be eligible to receive benefits. Here's how.

How the new tax law may affect your divorce.

Follow these basic rules to help you save money in the long run.

If you are currently facing divorce and navigating your retirement benefit situation, here are some thoughts to keep in mind to help this process run smoothly.

How the new tax law may affect your divorce.

How an experienced financial planner can help you make wise investments, reduce taxes, and make sure your financial settlement will work for you both now and in the future.

Consider the many variables before accepting lump sum divorce settlements.

How the financial impact of getting divorced can have a ripple effect.

Consider hiring a financial advisor when preparing for your divorce.

There are very specific sets of challenges that arise when couples divorce later in life.

If you are going through a divorce, here are some tips on how to divide your assets in a way that you can remain amicable about it.

During divorce, you're going from a two-income to a one-income household. You need to get a handle on your finances -- not only for yourself, but also for your children.

Protecting assets is best done proactively; if you spot the signs that your spouse is hiding money or assets early, you can protect what's rightfully owed to you.

During divorce, property must be properly valued in order to allow the parties to make educated decisions.

Divorce Recovery

A top tip for navigating divorce is to remind yourself that you do not need to do this alone.

Full divorce recovery means no more pity parties and self doubt! Here's a kick-in-the-butt letter to jolt you out of the divorce dip blues and get your divorce recovery back on track. A must read!

Moving into a new home after divorce is a fresh start: a chance to meet new people and make some happy new memories. Just don't sacrifice security when you move.

Life After Divorce

March 2020

Post-Divorce Experiences: Become an Active Participant in Life!
Your first instinct after divorce may be to isolate yourself. It's important, though, that you become an active participant in your own life. So get out and live!

I didn't want a divorce; I wanted my marriage to work no matter what the cost. Or, so I thought at the time.

Preparing to sell our home was a daunting task. I felt like I was disassembling my dreams of a happy marriage and family with every item I sold, donated, or tossed.

Taking a vacation has many benefits, both on a personal and professional level. Here are some reasons why you should take a vacation after divorce.

Divorce turns you into strangers with shared memories. The story that you and your ex shared is done - and even the memories are tainted. But it's still hard to say goodbye to the memories.

Having a hard time moving past your divorce? You're not alone. These tips should help you move on - and maybe even find love again.

The ending of a marriage is also the beginning of a new life: one in which you can define your own narrative and live more authentically.

The ending of a marriage is also the beginning of a new life: one in which you can define your own narrative and live more authentically.

Self-medicating is not a good long-term strategy. Instead, turn pain into gain by learning how to nurture yourself.

It doesn't matter why you got divorced. What matters is how willing you are to jump-start your new life and let go of the past.

Research shows that spirituality can boost happiness and a sense of communal support.

Don't lose sight of your own physical and emotional health with these coping skills.

Can divorce be good? Make changes in your life for the better.

It takes courage and bravery to create a whole new life from scratch - especially after grey divorce. Here's how.

If you want to get back on track as soon as possible, here are 5 great ways to recover.

When an old friend deserts you, it's a deep cut. It's easy to crawl in a corner and lick your wounds. But, you have a new life to create!

Your anger, confusion, feeling lost, and frustration is to be expected at this time. But you can also to think of how to emerge from this difficult place

Tips on how to enjoy Father's Day, post divorce, with or without your kids.

To have the best life you can have after divorce, you'll have to work on yourself first. Here are 7 tips to be your best self after divorce.

Divorce can very traumatic, but if you allow yourself to heal and utilize available support, you can emerge happier than ever before.

Considering Divorce

Are you unsure about whether you ever really loved your partner, or are you just going through a difficult time?

Filing for divorce can be a difficult and emotional time. Use these tips to reduce the "sting" of the situation

One of the signs your marriage is over is if you constantly find yourself thinking about leaving your partner. That and these other 6 are signs it may be time to divorce

You could lose time and money by litigating instead of settling - but you must understand the likelihood of achieving your goals in court before making a decision.

Couples who learn to accept their partner's reasonable expectations could make their marriage more rewarding than they ever dreamed it could be.

Being married to an addict makes life and marriage hard to navigate. Given the loss of trust and the lack of honest communication, is it any wonder that many of these marriages end in divorce?

When the holiday bills arrive and one more Valentine's Day is a bust, you may decide call it quits. Here are 4 easy steps to take control of your financial future.

Why do so many couples decide to divorce early in the New Year?

In celebrity divorce, you may have to divide half your "goodwill". What does goodwill mean? Read on to find out!

Want to secretly record your spouse for evidence in your divorce? Think again!

Ask these questions during the initial interview to see which lawyer is the right fit for you.

If you've started seriously contemplating divorce, how will you know if it's time to move on from your marriage - or any significant relationship?

A practicing divorce attorney offers five new year's resolutions for you to consider.

If you are still questioning whether or not you are ready for divorce, then consider these additional questions.

Don't go with a knee-jerk reaction when beginning the divorce process.

What relationships will our children be a part of, based on our examples? It's our job as parents to set the right example.

If you want to avoid divorce, it's important that you and your partner help each other feel relevant and appreciated.

Most emotional affairs are not physically sexual, but are often more challenging for couples to overcome and forgive.

Similar to the relationship you have with other professionals during a divorce, the key to an effective relationship with your divorce coach is understanding their role and being proactive.

January is a busy month for divorce. Here's why.

Divorce Process

Once you've made your decision to divorce, your lawyer will need information from you in order to start your divorce process.

The "quarterback" of your divorce team will probably be your lawyer, but adding other divorce professionals to your team can smooth the road ahead of you.

Consider asking all prospective lawyers these questions before retaining a family lawyer to represent you in your divorce or family law case.

You'll have to make important decisions during divorce; this Q&A could help you make better, more informed choices.

How to establish the proper personal and professional divorce support team.

After losing a relationship, we highly recommend that you learn to take the next right action and regain control of your life.

Who's on Your Team?

February 2018

Don't go through divorce alone: build a team!

Avoiding these divorce mistakes will help your case and prevent future regrets.

Your tweets, snaps, and posts. How social media and divorce can get messy.

Divorce does not have to be a damaging experience.

If you're in the process of navigating a divorce, a divorce coach can be a critical player in the process.

Your tweets, snaps, and posts. How social media and divorce can get messy.

Key questions you should be asking yourself before hiring a family lawyer.

The overwhelming question you're likely to have after being served divorce papers is: what now?

Legal Issues

Divorce is hard. Keeping your information safe might be harder. Using these four tips to handle cybersecurity concerns during your divorce can make the process easier and less stressful.

Consider asking all prospective lawyers these questions before retaining a family lawyer to represent you in your divorce or family law case.

Millennials have much more open attitudes towards cohabitation than previous generations. Many have lived through their parents' divorce, so they won't make the decision to marry lightly.

If your spouse has cheated, you should take some time to discover the legal implications of their infidelity.

What to do with frozen embryos is an emotionally-charged question for divorcing couples.

Lawyers are obliged to protect their clients' best interests; would representing both sides be a conflict of interest?

Be careful what you post on social media even after divorce! One bad post could give your ex ammo to use against you!

Don't go through divorce alone! Here's why you should engage an experienced divorce attorney to guide you through your divorce proceedings.

Here are steps a spouse can take when he or she has stopped receiving support payments.

The traditional separation is changing, with more couples hopping on the trend of semi-separating; ending their relationship but still living together.

Co-Parenting After Divorce

The goal for back-to-school planning is to set the year up for success, so incorporate any strategies or professionals that will help you meet that goal.

What's a co-parent to do in these unprecedented times?

During this time, we should remind ourselves that we are either part of the problem or part of the solution.

During this pandemic, you must be flexible about changing your parenting schedule to protect your kids. Here are 8 tips to help divorced parents weather the Coronavirus.

What matters most for your children is the absence of conflict during co-parenting. Find your "sweet spot" on the co-parenting continuum.

Keep your children's well-being a priority after divorce by maintaining a healthy co-parenting relationship with your ex-spouse.

You may have left summer camp sign-ups to the last minute - especially if you and your ex-spouse don't agree on how your kids should spend the vacation. Who gets the final say - and who has to pay?

The key to positive co-parenting is communication. If you and your ex can communicate civilly, the rest will fall into place.

Creating a detailed parenting plan will smooth the road ahead as you begin co-parenting with your ex-spouse.

How to bench your inner "Kobe Bryant" to handle co-parenting competition with grace - most of the time, anyway.

To reduce the stress of co-parenting, be flexible and resist the urge to compete with your ex-spouse.

Learn the eight ways to deal with a narcissistic ex when there are children involved.

How one couple moved from grief and guilt to respect and cooperation as same-sex co-parents.

How you tackle the challenges associated with a blended family is key to happiness.

How you tackle the challenges associated with a blended family is key to happiness.

Parental Alienation

What is parental alienation, and how to recognize it when it's occurring.

How you overcome alienation depends on the age of your child and whether you still have communication with your child.

Divorce Statistics

Jeff Bezos's divorce provided a peek into the life of the world's richest man & offers valuable tips for those facing high-net-worth divorce.

The Jeff Bezos divorce case is turning heads all around the globe. What could this mean for his net worth and stake in Amazon? Read on to find out.

The Jeff Bezos divorce case is turning heads all around the globe. What could this mean for his net worth and stake in Amazon? Read on to find out.

Marriage and divorce statistics, plus women's and men's divorce rates and marital status from 2000 to 2017.

Parenting and Step-Families

If you have children, it's inevitable and is something that couples will have to face sooner or later.

Let's celebrate the stepfathers who "stepped up" for the children they did not bring into this world - but cherished as if they did.

A blended family offers more family members to love and be loved by your child.

Children's and Parenting Issues After Divorce

Starting a new school year is stressful for everyone; here are some tips for divorced parents to help keep the school year positive and organized.

Vacationing with your kids should be a highlight of the summer - a time for families to connect and make new memories.

Instead of marginalizing divorced dads, let's celebrate their accomplishments!

Consider the following advice before deciding whether or not to include your children's grandmother in celebrations.

Back-to-school can be especially challenging for children of divorce. Here's how to support them.

To help your kids adjust to your new long-distance relationship, focus on the quality of your contact, reassure them of your love and devotion, and connect with them regularly.

Dating after Divorce

The post-divorce healing process gives you an opportunity to learn more about yourself.

If you're ready to start dating again, read these 7 tips for successful flirting and 16 first-date Dos and Dont's.

You might feel that finding a new partner should be a priority, but you should really take time to discover the "New You" first.

You might feel that finding a new partner should be a priority, but you should really take time to discover the "New You" first.

Divorced and thinking about dating again. Here is one man's thoughts on dating in your 40s.

Divorce News

Divorce rates are on the rise due to COVID-19.

Are divorce rates, parenting time, and child custody conflicts increasing because of the coronavirus pandemic?

Jeff Bezos's divorce provided a peek into the life of the world's richest man & offers valuable tips for those facing high-net-worth divorce.

According to the United States Census Bureau, marriage rates and divorce rates both decreased between 2009 and 2019.


Social media has become so prevalent in divorce proceedings that Facebook is known as an "infidelity-generating machine."

Mothers and Divorce

This Mother's Day we acknowledge and honor Divorced Moms.

Health and Wellbeing

If you follow these 12 tips, you will feel more calm, focused, and aligned

Here are 4 tips to get and stay energetic after the holidays.

Fathers and Divorce

Not having the kids on Father's Day after divorce is a problem that should be resolvable. Here's what you can do.

Life After Divorce

Here are a few tips to help you overcome the fear and build a positive approach to dating after divorce.

We are all struggling to come to terms with the innumerable ways that COVID-19 has upended our lives