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How To Make The Perfect Online Dating Profile

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Modern dating definitely has its differences from traditional dating in the past. While people still meet others through mutual friends, blind dates, or going out, many now use the power of technology to find their match, aka dating sites. In fact, statistics show that over 50 million people have tried online dating and 1 in every 5 relationships are started online. As chances are you have an online profile or have at least thought about creating one, it’(more...)

New Life, This Way

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A clear road map for healing your heart while using your head.

Are you having a hard time coping with divorce?

Perhaps you’re struggling with guilt over your decision to leave or were blindsided by your spouse making the decision for you?  Fearful about your future and uncertain about your ability to get through the process intact?  Is your head swimming with all you need to figure out?

Do you need help navigating the turbulence (more...)

What Happens When You Discover Your Spouse Is Unfaithful

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Many people never suspect their spouse is seeing someone else. They’ve never imagined it. They’ve never thought about what happens when you discover your spouse is unfaithful.
Infidelity is often a factor in divorce. The Institute for Family Studies reports that among ever-married adults who have cheated on their spouses before, 40% are currently divorced or separated compared to 17% of adults who were faithful to their spouse.
That underscores the devastating impact that infidelity (more...)

5 Common Divorce Negotiation Mistakes That Are Best Avoided

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Guest post from Negotiation Experts
According to the American Community Survey, Denver, Colorado, has a 12.4% divorce rate. That means at least one in every eight marriages ends up in divorce.
If handled poorly, the divorce process can drag on, with long-term adverse effects. Your image may suffer, your assets may depreciate, your emotions may cause scarring, and your kids may not adjust well to the changes. With the right preparation, a divorcing couple can work out a (more...)

Want To Be Friends With Your Ex After Divorce? Here’s How

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Guest post by Sylvia Smith
Statistics show that out of 1000 marriages per year, 16.9 married women will end up divorced. The reasons why? Research indicates that the most common reasons to get divorced often involve infidelity, lack of communication, or some form of abuse.
However, many couples part ways because they simply grew apart. In these cases, it seems unfair to lose such an important person from your life just because you couldn’t make it (more...)

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

According to Our World (more...)

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...)