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How To Cope With Divorce-Related Panic Attacks

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Guest Post by Jackie Edwards
It can come out of nowhere. You could be swimming, walking the dog, or playing with your children when it hits you. You start to hyperventilate, experience chest pain and heart palpitations, a surge of overwhelming panic, shaking and trembling, trouble breathing, and a loss of control. You might even think it’s a heart attack. Instead, when you run to the doctor, you find out it is a panic attack brought on (more...)

How To Help Your Children Adjust To Your Remarriage

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Blending a family is a huge, complex topic and this is only going to scratch the surface … if you are dating again, thinking about getting married again then you’re going to need to help your children adjust to your remarriage.
We know that second marriages are not easy. The U.S. Census Bureau in 2006 found that 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. It seems that third marriages are even harder, ending in divorce (more...)

How To Overcome Unfairness In Divorce

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It happens to the best of us. We navigate divorce, trying our hardest to be logical and rise about the drama and pettiness of our former partners, but every once in a while, the feeling hits.
Fairness. Unfairness. The feeling like we’ve been screwed over during divorce.
You know exactly what I’m talking about. Do any of the following sound like things you have said or thought?
“It’s not fair that my (more...)

Does Your Family Deal with THIS?

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Did you know that according to Mental Health America, 1 out of every 5 people suffers from some sort of mental health condition?  That means that just about every family in America has at least one person struggling daily, perhaps just to survive.  Mental illness does not discriminate.  It affects children, adults, the elderly, single and married people, gay or straight.  Sometimes marriages end because one partner simply doesn’t have the patience, strength (more...)

The Reason Behind Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor’s Divorce

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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor’s marriage is the latest Hollywood casualty.
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor announced their separation over the Memorial Day weekend. The two actors released a joint statement to PEOPLE asking for privacy during this rough transition.
“With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate. Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted (more...)

Usher Forgot He Was Married Over Memorial Day Weekend

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What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas when you have smart phones.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, Usher played a show  at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel’s “Rehab” Beach Club. On stage with the R&B artist was a bikini-clad Alexis Skyy (Love & Hip Hop) shaking her thang all over the place including on Usher, and a fan caught the grinding on video.

#PressPlay: #AlexisSky and #(more...)

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Take It To The Brady Bunch Level

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Carl Timpone/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (8773267ra)Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer LopezThe Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA – 01 May 2017
Not only are Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez spending time together, but so are their children.
The power couple has been dating since March, but it seems the two are already blending their families for dates. (more...)

How to Help Your Kid through Divorce

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As thousands of couples decide to end their marriages every year, their kids are also affected in the process. But their reactions will depend to a large extent on their personality, the circumstances under which the parents decided to separate and their age. Kids often get affected when their parent’s divorce. Often, the first reaction these children go through is that of sorry, anger, frustration, sadness, and shock. However, these children can deal these feelings in a (more...)

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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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...)