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Is Co-Parenting Right For Your Family?

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When two parents get divorced, it does not change their parental rights or responsibilities. Provided having relationships with both parents is in the best interest of the child, the court will likely grant shared custody of the child to the parents. This means that the parents must abide by a set schedule for trading off time with the child, as well as determine who will make which important decisions for the child’s well-being, including education, religion, and (more...)

Your Wedding Ring Could Take You On A Summer Vacation

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Remember the saying about spending two months salary on an engagement ring? You can thank a 1930’s marketing campaign by the jeweler De Beers for putting the guilt trip on customers trying to impress their future bride.
In actuality, the average size of an engagement ring in the US is a 1-carat diamond and today that would cost about $5,500. After your divorce, you may be wishing you had that amount in cash – or at (more...)

When should single moms introduce boyfriend to the kids?

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Growing up, my mom, who was divorced, dated a lot for a few years. I loved it. I loved watching her get dressed up to go out to dinner or dancing. I'd sit on her bed as she'd stand at the dresser and set her blond, permmed hair on rollers, apply makeup and a spritz of…

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Why Mental Health Matters to ALL of Us

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Mental
Health is so important that the entire month of May has been dedicated to this
issue for the past 70 years. 
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s most critical topics,  everyone from the British Royals to the United Nations have devoted time,
money and resources to this urgent  discussion.

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.” ~ Glenn Close A Global Issue

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How Can I Save Money On My Divorce?

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Today’s guest post is by Hannah Clark
Every divorce is unique and will have different issues and outcomes based on the circumstances. However, most divorces have one thing in common – they can be costly. While there will always be fees and court costs associated with a divorce, not every divorce has to break the bank. You want to start your post-marriage life in the best possible situation, so it’s always important to consider how (more...)

What Do Your Wedding Rings Symbolize?

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For hundreds of years, rings have been part of getting married in many cultures. Their significance, however, is much more than their financial value. They symbolize many things: a never-ending connection because it is a circle; the unique connection between two people; a signal to everyone that you’re committed to someone else; the tangible reminder of a solemn promise and more.
Let’s dive into the historical significance of wedding rings and what they mean.
The (more...)

If You’re In A Sexless Marriage, Should You Divorce?

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Does a sexless marriage mean you’re destined for divorce?
Well, maybe. Maybe not.
For sure, judging by the number of books and articles and the search requests for my blog, it’s a common issue. My clients and free consults, frequently remark that they’re living more like roommates than lovers.
What exactly is a sexless marriage? What do you do if you and your spouse aren’t having sex? Is it always a (more...)

Do you feel guilty for divorcing a nice guy?

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Recently a mom emailed me: I feel so guilty for leaving my marriage. My husband is a really, really nice guy. He is a great dad, loves me a lot, has a good career. There was nothing really wrong with our marriage. I just didn't love him any more and wanted out.  Now, our divorce is…

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6 Tips For A Single Mom To Raise A Confident Child

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If you are a single mom, you might have concerns about whether you can raise a happy and confident child. No doubt, single parenting is a tough challenge. As long as you provide your children with a strong passionate base and clear behavior guidelines, usually they’ll be fine.
In America, the trend of single motherhood is growing rapidly. In 2018, there were 11.3 million families that were headed by a single parent, and among them, 81 (more...)

10 Ways Your Wedding Rings Could Bring Relief After Divorce

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There’s no question that divorce is one of the top stressors in anyone’s life. Those going through a divorce are encouraged to take it one day at a time and to make self-care a priority. Because of the high intensity of emotions and navigating a new life, any relief is welcome. Did you know that selling your wedding rings could offer some relief after your divorce?
Let Go of Sadness
When you’re storing (more...)