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How to sell your wedding ring online, and questions to ask to get the most cash

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Ever considered selling your wedding ring online? Maybe you're divorced, have a broken engagement — or inherited an antique or vintage family heirloom or estate piece that is collecting dust. (Here are some more details on selling heirloom and estate jewelry.) Whether you choose to admit it or not, jewelry often carries a strong emotional…

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What does lasting romance look like for millennials?

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Perhaps it’s my age, but I think a lot about beginnings and rarely of endings. The divorce invitation came as a surpriseWith every year that passes, more wedding invitations arrive. Now, summers are filled in advance, dedicated to engagements, hens, weddings and, soon, baby showers.But this month I received a different invitation: “Please save the date to mark my divorce.” It was from a school friend. Hers was my first white-people wedding. It was (more...)

When’s The Right Time to Take Your Wedding Rings Off?

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The first thing to understand about removing your wedding rings during a divorce or separation is that there is no right time.
What feels right is going to feel wrong to someone else. As you’ll learn through the divorce process, you have to decide what’s right for you. That said, everyone going through this emotional time will handle the wedding rings question differently.
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Dating After Divorce: Advice, Tips, and Why This Is An Exciting Time!

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            Dating after divorce is something many people dread (I definitely dreaded it 11 years ago.) In fact, a lot of couples decide to stay together (not get divorced) because neither wants to start dating again. I mean, isn’t that why you got married in the first place? Because you enjoyed monogamy and didn’t want to go on awkward, uncomfortable dates anymore? So, why would (more...)

WP Diamonds review and comparison to Worthy.com. Which is better?

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If you’re newly divorced or have been for years, inherited gems, jewelry or watches from a family member, or received a present you don’t love, you might wonder what you can do with your jewelry or your wedding and engagement rings. If you're thinking of selling it, where is the best place to sell your…

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Civilised ‘conscious uncoupling’ is now out of control | Anouchka Grose

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Actor Anna Faris has volunteered to officiate at her ex’s wedding. Isn’t that going a bit far?As if it’s not enough for famous people to have better skin, better bodies and better houses than the rest of us, it seems these days they are also liable to demonstrate how much better they are at getting in and out of relationships. “Conscious uncoupling” is a celebrity-endorsed attitude towards separation, made famous (more...)

How to Make Extra Money After Divorce

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With the holidays in full swing, it can be tempting to overindulge, especially if you’re going through a divorce. You may want to spoil yourself or your children so that the sting of life changes don’t sting quite as bad.
The National Retail Federation is already predicting the average American will spend over $1000 on holiday shopping this year. It all feels good at the time but when the credit card bill arrives those feelings (more...)

We’re Bringing The Beach To You For A Mini Meditation

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Do you like being by the sea? I do and find it very relaxing to watch the waves coming in to the shore and out again. Many years ago, a colleague of mine who had studied self-hypnosis taught me this simple beach mini meditation and I found it so useful that I have been telling it to my clients ever since.
Whether you are feeling revved up because you are getting irritated or overwhelmed because you have too much (more...)

What Halloween Candy Reveals About Your Divorce

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Tis the season – no, not Christmas yet – of Halloween candy. Whether you buy it at the store and eat it all before the trick-or-treating or your children bring loads of it home on October 31, there will be candy and it will be tempting.
You may have memories of your own trick-or-treating fun as you watch your children choose which candy is their favorite, which gets thrown or traded away, and which ones they absolutely must share (more...)

Why “He Just Doesn’t Make Me Happy” Is An Unhealthy Thought

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Have you ever heard this saying, “Happy wife, happy life?” Or, “It’s my job to make my husband happy?” Or, “He just doesn’t make me happy?” I so often hear people talking about being responsible for someone else’s happiness or holding someone responsible for their satisfaction in life. Think about the pressure of that statement, but also the lack of personal responsibility.

If someone else is responsible (more...)