The Next Chapter

Divorce Resources for Women

‘Love’ Category

The Dynamics Of The Step Family

Share with a friend
 

​I. The Stepfamily Cannot and Will Not Function as Does a Biological FamilyThe stepfamily has its own specific dynamics and behaviors.Since we know no other there is a tendency to overlay the expectations and dynamics of the biological family on to the new stepfamily.II. There is No Replacing the Biological ParentIn the stepfamily we cannot reconstitute the biological family. Mother and father are hallowed words and are determined by biological connections. A child often almost (more...)

How To Tell Your Spouse Is Lying To You

Share with a friend
 

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...)

6 Ways To Keep Your Divorce Out Of The Courtroom

Share with a friend
 

Most people want to keep their divorce out of the courtroom. They hope their spouse will agree their marriage is over and then they can discuss the parenting and finances as reasonable people who once loved each other. Few of us relish even the thought of the nastiness and expense of a litigated divorce and no wants the long, drawn out negotiations that keep you locked in a state of limbo for months on end.
Realistically, a litigated divorce (more...)

Chris Pratt Opens Up: ‘Divorce Sucks’

Share with a friend
 

It has been months since Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their separation after eight years of marriage.
The actor has since been relatively quiet about his affairs.  Rarely speaking of Anna or her new man, cinematographer Michael Barrett, he has definitely been keeping to himself.  That is, up until a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly in which Pratt was promoting his new film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.  The actor was asked about (more...)

Royal Baby 3 Has Arrived!

Share with a friend
 

Prince William and wife Kate Middleton welcomed their third child into the world Monday.
Just seven hours after Middleton gave birth, she presented herself outside the steps of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital with her newborn son.  They were greeted by many well-wishers outside of the hospital who were absolutely itching to get a look at the young prince according to People Magazine. Kate was sporting a lovely red dress with a white collar (more...)

Nikki Bella and John Cena Call It Quits Just Weeks Before Their Wedding

Share with a friend
 

Long time lovers Nikki Bella and John Cena have parted ways after six years together.
The couple got engaged back in April of 2017 while at Wrestlemania and were scheduled to wed on Cinco de Mayo.  Bella and Cena have been dating since 2012 and have definitely shaken up their fan bases with their splitting up.  It appears as though John was the instigator of the breakup which left Nikki completely heartbroken.  There are reports claiming (more...)

How To Tell Your Children About the Divorce: A Proven Approach That’s Sensitive and Sane!

Share with a friend
 

The best approach to breaking the divorce news to your children!By Rosalind Sedacca, DCD Few children outgrow the warm comfort of a bedtime tale. And like most kids, my son always enjoyed his baby pictures – watching himself grow and change. Divorce is certainly no fairytale, but I thought, ‘Maybe combing a story with our own family photos will help him grasp the biggest, most dramatic change of his life.’When I decided to end (more...)

Children and Divorce: 5 Keys To Help Your Kids Thrive

Share with a friend
 

Make smart parenting decisions after divorce.By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCNo one plans to get divorced. But more than one million children in the U.S. will experience its affects this year alone. Divorce has become relatively mainstream in our culture, but that doesn’t make it easier for the parents or children involved. Consequently, innocent kids are coping with the consequences every day.The good news is that divorce need not wound and scar your children if you (more...)

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

Share with a friend
 

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

Share with a friend
 

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...)