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Divorce, Your Mental Health & Quality of Life

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Every divorce has emotional consequences, for the couple involved and for any children they might have.  How severe the emotional impact and how quickly one recovers can often depend on your mental health awareness and support system.

You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously. ~ Sophia Bush

Mental Health Awareness
Mental Health Awareness month in May has been recognized in the United States since 1949.  Unfortunately, mental health awareness is often (more...)

Managing Anger & Other Co-Parenting Challenges After Divorce

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Anger-Conflict Programs for Co-Parenting & Other Life ChallengesBy Rosalind Sedacca, CDCAnger is a natural consequence of a relationship breakup or divorce. But not all anger is the same and it’s important to understand how anger is affecting not only your divorce, but also your life and your other relationships.Is anger seeping into your relationship with your kids? With your in-laws, or other family members? Will anger negatively impact your future romantic relationships?If not handled affectively, (more...)

How To Tell Your Spouse Is Lying To You

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No one likes to think their spouse isn’t telling the truth but if you’re getting divorced or your marriage is in trouble, then the chances that your spouse isn’t being totally honest increase and you need to know how to tell your spouse is lying to you.
If you’ve always believed your spouse, how to do start to detect the lies?
On the otherhand, if you’re convinced now that (more...)

Shared Parenting v. Equal Parenting: 5 Ways the New Laws Will Hurt Kids

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Guest Post by Karen CoveyChildren affected by Divorce The story is all too familiar. The kids stand on the front steps, consumed by sadness. They watch their father walk toward the car. Silent tears roll down their cheeks while their dad gets in the car and drives away. As soon as he’s out of view, he chokes up and pulls over. He doesn’t want to lose his kids. But shared parenting seems like an impossible (more...)

How Children of Divorce Are Affected By Parental Anger & Conflict

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Parents Fighting Around Kids After DivorceWhether you’re contemplating divorce, in the process, or transitioning after your own divorce, there’s one thing that’s crucial for all parents to keep in mind …Fighting around the children does more damage to them than divorce itself. That’s why as parents we need to be diligent in monitoring our children — as well as our own behavior — to safeguard our kids from emotional (more...)

The Increase In Gray Divorce And How It Could Hurt You

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The overall divorce rate in the U.S. might be declining but the rate for midlife divorce is increasing. So what’s causing the increase in gray divorce and how could it hurt you?
My guest for this latest Conversations About Divorce is Jocelyn Elise Crowley, author of Gray Divorce: What We Lose And Gain From Mid-Life Splits. Jocelyn and I chat about what’s driving the increase in mid-life divorce, the social penalty that men experience (more...)

Celebrities Splitting Up Shows You Really Can’t Tell What a Relationship Is Like From the Outside

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Celebrity Moms & DadsWhen Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum announced their split, shock felt unavoidable. A licensed therapist shares how to handle a breakup and share the news, especially when kids are involved.
[embed:render:node:164472:left:story_featured_image]Most of us are pretty good at identifying when there is trouble in paradise. We think we know the tell-tale signs and often times when friends or celebrities split, it doesn't take much for us (more...)

Why You Must Let Go of Grudges After Your Divorce!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CLC  “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” GandhiAnger-Conflict Programs for Co-Parenting & Other Life ChallengesDivorce can be a major stumbling block to our happiness and personal growth. Holding grudges and resentments have proven to be harmful to your physical health and emotional wellbeing. Forgiveness is a productive way to move forward, detach from the past and let go of lingering hurts so you can experience a healthier, (more...)

3 Signs You’re Ready For A Divorce – Especially If You’re A Parent!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCDivorce catches kids in the middleIs it ever right to consider divorce, especially if you’re a parent? Of course, divorce should be avoided whenever possible. It’s not a solution to marital problems. More like an escape hatch – with no guarantee of a happy ending.If you don’t master the art of fair fighting, using effective communication skills, showing empathy and compassion for the needs of your partner, divorce is (more...)

Divorced? 4 Valuable Life Lessons to Help You Move On!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CCTThe aftermath of divorce can be a sense of self-discovery or internment in a self-made prison of depression and resentment. It’s all about our acceptance of what is and determination to use the divorce as a pathway to a new and better life. The good news: it’s all up to us. We can create an attitude of positive expectation or we can subjugate ourselves to months and years of self-pity and despair (more...)