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How to Deal With Stressful Situations During a Divorce

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Divorce is very common these days. People divorce for a variety of reasons. First, you no longer want to be with someone who makes you feel unwanted or unloved. Secondly, you can once again be responsible for your own feelings and life. You no longer have to worry about the other person. Finally, divorce often […]

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The Dreaded New Significant Other, Part 3

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Part 3: Challenges Ex-Spouses Face When Someone New Comes into the Picture {3:18 minutes to read} In Parts 1 and 2, I discussed some of the concerns that separated or divorced parents deal with when a new significant other comes into the picture. The concerns I discussed focused on the safety and well-being of the [...]

What Is An Exit Affair And How To Survive One

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Truth be told, extra-marital affairs are not unusual. Some studies report that 60 percent of married partners report having engaged in affairs. Some couples are able to recover and reconcile from infidelity and report a stronger relationship afterwards. But that’s not easy and more often, the affair will lead to the eventual end of the marriage.
In some cases, the person having the affair already sees the marriage as being over and the affair becomes the way (more...)

How To Love Where You Are … Even If Your Divorce Stinks!

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In my neck of the woods, the promise of spring is starting to appear. The once-barren trees now have cherry blossoms peaking out. And the air—the type that freezes the inside of the nostrils and hits the chest so it’s hard to breathe —is little by little warming up and not feeling so miserable.
Every morning when I go out to walk my dog, I say to myself, “Wow, I can’t (more...)

5 Post-Divorce Disputes You Could Resolve With Mediation

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Guest post by John Butler
The decree is final and the divorced couple breathes a sigh of relief. They believe the issues are settled, the divorce is official and they are ready to get on with their lives. Then months or even years later, they are often taken aback to discover that new issues arise; unexpected circumstances bring new potential for conflict. Couples who initially hired attorneys and went to court during their divorce dread the cost, time and (more...)

How To Help Your Child Overcome Their Anxiety About Your Divorce

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Your divorce is about you and your spouse ending your marriage but how you do this and how you parent with your STBX after your divorce will have a profound impact on your child no matter their age. One thing you can be sure of: your divorce WILL make your child anxious.
One challenge is that your child may not express their true feelings to you and even if they do tell you it’s no big deal (more...)

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Okay, so my story, by Jim Shaw. I was born in Mebane, North Carolina, so I’m just a local product born and reared here, and love it here. Went to school in Chapel Hill, studied business. Somewhere along the line, I developed a love of photography, so that was my career immediately after college. But then after a while, I said, “Well, you know, I should use my business degree,” so I wound out (more...)

How to Find the Best Divorce Lawyer

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Your marriage isn’t working out. You need a divorce lawyer. What you really want is the best family law attorney you can find.
Unfortunately, what you really want to do right now is close the blinds and pull the covers over your head for a while! You have your children and job to worry about. How can you even begin to think about finding a divorce attorney to help you through the process? The task seems (more...)

5 Myths You Should Know to Plan a Healthy Divorce

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When you are going through a divorce, it can be scary being thrown into an area of life you never thought you would be in.  Friends and family start to weigh in on your decisions and processes of divorce.  Some may offer you advice on their own divorce process, saying how long or horrible it was.  But this doesn’t mean your transition through divorce has to be lengthy and difficult.  This is why (more...)

5 Dos and Don’ts of Shared Custody

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You may already know the basics of custody etiquette—not dropping your child off late and no bad-mouthing your ex in front of your child. While these are important, there are many other unspoken guidelines you should know about for a smooth and happy shared custody experience.
Whether you’re reaching an amicable agreement with your ex, or going to court with lawyers, here are five other dos and don’ts:

Come Together For a (more...)