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  • How to file for divorce in NY?
    Whether you are divorcing in New York City, Albany, Upstate, Long Island or elsewhere, there are some laws in New York state that affect your divorce. Other laws apply nationally. Here is how to file for a divorce in New York, what you are entitled to, and what to expect: ... read more
  • Talking to Kids About Brexit.
    Dear Sue, I know this may sound a bit odd but I’ve become very anxious around Brexit. I heard you talking on talkRADIO when you were reviewing The Papers on the Julia Hartley Brewer Morning Show about this phenomena and I’d like your top tips actually. Thanks Joe Winterbottom, from ... read more
  • The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story. The Talking Cat
            Here’s my weekly story from my never ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil to ponder this week. THE TALKING CAT There was this lady, and one day she got the idea that her cat was trying to communicate with her. For weeks and months ... read more
  • Going To A Wedding Alone While Going Through A Divorce
     From a Divorced Girl Smiling reader: Talk to me about going to a wedding alone post separation/divorce. Mine is still fresh as can be – he told me 6 weeks ago and just moved out 3 weeks ago. Like, the invite I got today was still addressed to both of ... read more
  • Downsize after divorce: Turn your breakup into a makeover
    Quick take: After a breakup or divorce, your life and finances are different, and you likely need to reconsider moving house. Many moms find that downsizing to a smaller, more affordable home that is also easy to maintain gives them the freedom and confidence they need to move forward with ... read more
  • How Do I Tell Him I Want a Divorce?
    Jackie, I don’t know where to start. I don’t love my husband anymore. I also don’t want to be married anymore.  I don’t understand the point of marriage and I regret it everyday.  I have been married 5 years. We have no children together.  My problem is this: he has not ... read more
  • When Your Wife Walks Out On You And You Blame Yourself
    What do you do when your wife walks out on you? That’s the question of this reader, whose wife left and who is blaming himself: I have only myself to blame. I could have done so many things different to make her happy. She begged me to change but I ... read more
  • Divorce Counseling & Therapy: Do They Work?
    Divorce counseling and divorce therapy, for both individuals and couples, are large categories that cover a lot of territory...and for most of us, a lot of time and money! During my own divorce journey, I took advantage of several types of divorce counseling before, during and after our divorce.  The ... read more
  • The Baby Blogs. Day 20 – Preparing Your Older Child for Your New Arrival
    Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe so it’s a good idea to prepare them for this exciting ... read more
  • Being Friends With Your Ex: Is It Possible And How Do You Get There?
    Most people I know who are first getting divorced can’t stand their ex-husbands and/or ex-wives. They either have this deep hatred for the person, or they roll their eyes at the mention of his or her name, or they just feel pity for the person. It makes sense if you ... read more
  • The Baby Blogs. Day 19 – Preparing Your Older Child for Your New Arrival
    Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe so it’s a good idea to prepare them for this exciting ... read more
  • The Baby Blogs. Day 18 – Preparing Your Older Child for Your New Arrival
    Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe so it’s a good idea to prepare them for this exciting ... read more
  • The Baby Blogs. Day 17 – Preparing Your Older Child for Your New Arrival
    Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe so it’s a good idea to prepare them for this exciting ... read more
  • The Baby Blogs. Day 16 – Preparing Your Older Child for Your New Arrival
    Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe so it’s a good idea to prepare them for this exciting new ... read more
  • The Baby Blogs. Day 15 – Preparing Your Older Child for Your New Arrival
    Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe so it’s a good idea to prepare them for this exciting ... read more