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Dating A Married Man? Listen To This Story!

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What’s the definition of dating a married man? In my opinion, there are several.
1. There is the technically married man who is going through a divorce—it just isn’t final. Ask anyone who ever got divorced, it takes a long time.
2. Then there’s the married man who is separated, but still deciding if he is in or out of the marriage.
3. There’s also the married man who (more...)

The top 10 signs that may mean you’re heading for divorce

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I’ve been catching up on ‘Coldfeet’ before the new season starts as I never watched it the first time it was on, and what strikes me watching and following the lives of these 3 couples is just how untidy life can be.
Relationships are never easy at the best of times. Despite all our best efforts, hopes, dreams and expectations, sometimes our ducks really don’t seem to line up the way we’(more...)

Thirteen people apply online for divorce on Christmas Day

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More than 450 applications in England and Wales over holiday period, MoJ reveals

Thirteen people applied online to divorce their partners on Christmas Day, according to government figures.

During the period between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, 455 applications were lodged in England and Wales, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said.

Related: Heterosexual divorce in England and Wales is at lowest level since 1973

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Co-Parenting During the Holidays

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As divorced parents plan the family’s first holiday season under new parenting arrangements, there may still be lingering stress and tension from the divorce. Each parent undoubtedly wants to spend as much time as possible with the children, and even when formal arrangements have been agreed upon, it may be hard to stick to the schedule. Focusing on a solid co-parenting plan and keeping the children as the main focus can not only provide for a smoother (more...)

Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours

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It’s that most wonderful time of the year again … unless you are dealing with things like divorce, death, illness or any other myriad of life challenges.  The holidays can exacerbate feelings of loneliness, grief and stress, so if you are having difficulties with all the FaLaLa going on around you, it may help to know you are not alone. 

“When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your (more...)

How To Handle Your Child’s Faith When You And Your Ex Disagree

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When a person prepares for the numerous changes that come with a divorce, it’s easy to get caught up in the surface details. Raising your children in different households involves school schedules, sports activities, health care arrangements, clothes shopping, and car rides.
It is easy to forget about the larger picture, which may leave you unprepared to raise your children by the religion that you abide by. It is very common for people to question their beliefs (more...)

3 Things You Might Not Know About Worthy And Selling Your Jewelry

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I was on a trip to New York City recently and wearing my affiliate hat I contacted Judy Herbst at Worthy and asked if I could visit. They’re located on West 37th Street in Manhattan – no big, fancy offices (does anyone have those anymore?). I stepped off the elevator and there they were: the people who answer phones when you call to ask about selling your jewelry.
Judy gave me a tour showing me through each (more...)

A Key Component In Managing Anxiety and Being Happier

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I hate to say it, but anxiety, stress and unhappiness are an epidemic. Thanks to technology, social media and the expectation of constantly answering to others, our world has taken accountability to a new level, one which has caused so much added stress, frustration, and panic, almost, which  eventually leads to wrong priorities and unhappiness. There are countless articles on managing anxiety and being happier, but I have one idea that I feel will surely help.
I’(more...)

Did You Know That Hugs Are Good For Your Health?

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If you are thinking about divorce, chances are you are feeling pretty lonely. If you are going through a divorce, you are probably feeling scared and lonely. And if you are dating after a divorce, who knows what you are feeling! Dating after divorce can be really fun, but it can also feel hopeless and lonely at times, like Mr. Right is never going to surface. There’s one thing that is sure to help with loneliness, and (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...)