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Christmas Day While Going Through A Divorce

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Christmas day while going through divorce: devastating? sad? lonely? upsetting? painful? awkward? longing? will never be the same? There are so many feelings on this day…
 
If you are newly separated…
This might be a tough day for you. Please know that God is with you, and that your family, your kids, your friends and other people you know love and care deeply for you. Next year at this time, life will look a lot different, (more...)

Relationship Advice: Looking Back at 2018

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2018 was the busiest and most productive year of my career. I traveled seventeen weekends to train others to become life and executive coaches, I led communication and women’s leadership courses, and I worked with my individual life and executive clients. I certainly hope they all benefited from their time with me. However, I’m pretty sure that I’m the one who learned the most from them. Here is some relationship advice, based on (more...)

Woman Cheated On: ‘He Looked In My Eyes And Lied And Knew I Would Believe Him’

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Here are excerpts from an email I received from a single mom who was cheated on. The woman dated this guy for 8 years. Seven months ago, she found out he cheated on her for the last year of their relationship, basically living two lives. He ended up choosing to be with the other woman.
 
I asked him 5 times over the last year if he was seeing anyone else and he said no. 
 
It’(more...)

Discipline During Divorce – Keep It Consistent.

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I work with lots of parents anxious about their children when the family is going through divorce. My simple advice is to ‘Keep It Consistent.’ Children thrive on consistency and even more so during the stressful and challenging time of divorce and separation. So keep as many things the same as you can, as it helps your child feel nurtured and surrounded by stability in a very fast and highly changing environment.
The post Discipline During Divorce &(more...)

Why You Should Educate Yourself About Divorce Before Taking the Plunge

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The decision to get a divorce will be one of the biggest and most consequential choices of your life. Your divorce will directly impact your finances, your quality of living, the lives of your children, and your own emotional health. Maybe you’ve already decided that a divorce is the right choice for you, or perhaps you are unhappy in your marriage and may be considering divorce for the first time. Either way, before you make the plunge, (more...)

In Or Out, Dude? Woman Dating A Divorced Guy Seeks Advice

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Dating a divorced guy can be really, really tricky. Every divorced guy has his own unique story, and what he is going to be like in a relationship is based on that story, with countless factors that include: who wanted his divorce, his current relationship with his ex, his kids, his financial situation, his career, his emotional health, and what he’s looking for presently (a long-term relationship, a fun, casual relationship, a fling, etc.-or maybe he (more...)

Understanding Social Security Survivor Benefits After Divorce

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Here at WIFE, we have written several articles about the huge Social Security benefits women can receive if they were married to their husbands for at least ten years before their divorce. When you reach retirement age, you are eligible to receive benefits equivalent to 50% of your ex-husband’s Social Security benefits if that amount is greater than what you would otherwise receive. This can be extremely helpful for women who do not qualify for much Social (more...)

Financial Advice For Single Moms…Actually For ALL Moms

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In this week’s Love Essentially, I feature Emma Johnson, author and founder of Wealthy Single Mommy, who offers financial advice for single moms. But actually, the advice is great for all moms–all women, in fact!
Advice for women intimidated by money and finances, from a ‘Wealthy Single Mommy’
by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group
Terrified is the word Emma Johnson used to describe how she felt eight years ago as a (more...)

Is He Your Transitional Man Or Is He The One?

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What is a transitional relationship and how can they help you find love? A transitional man (or woman) is the first significant relationship that usually comes after a long term relationship or marriage. They are someone who helps you find your footing, after a difficult breakup.
I began thinking about my transitional man when I had a conversation with a group of women about divorce, relationships and love. We began talking about the men we had dated and realized (more...)

Are You In A Bad Marriage During The Holidays?

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You know it to your very core. You’re done. You’ve lived in an unhappy marriage for far too long. The thought of your bad marriage during the holidays AGAIN is almost more than you can bear.
 
Watching your husband overindulge at holiday parties is unbearable. Listening to that fake laugh your wife puts on when she is trying to be social makes you cringe. You hate the way your spouse looks, acts, talks, and (more...)