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The Psychotherapist’s Guide To Healing & Transformation After Divorce

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It’s intimidating to spill our guts to a stranger, even when that person is a highly trained and licensed professional. Many of us feel that making an appointment with a psychotherapist means that there is “something wrong” with us. Rachel Sussman allays any fears you might have about seeking counseling. Rachel is a licensed psychotherapist located in New York City, but she helps individuals and couples all over North America with (more...)

What Happens To Your Child If The Unthinkable Happens To You?

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We all want to be there for our children but what happens to your child if the unthinkable happens? What if you’re travelling overseas and there’s an event, that means you’re stuck there and can’t  get home? What if you have a medical emergency that leaves you hospitalized, in intensive care, unable to communicate? What if you’re in a car accident and you’re killed?
Without an (more...)

Litigation

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In our experience, most clients, even those who initially come into our office determined to wreak havoc in the ex’s life, ultimately settle down and come to recognize that settling the case is far preferable to a living through a trial. But some clients have to take a long, hard look at themselves and their situation before they reach that acceptance of this change in their lives. A certain amount of clarity and level-headedness will go a (more...)

Life after Divorce

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When the Fight Continues
For many of our clients, receipt of the divorce decree closes the door on an unpleasant chapter in their lives. But for many others, the disputes and disagreements continue for years to come. If there are children involved, particularly, you need to recognize that you will, of necessity, be involved in some sort of relationship with your ex for the foreseeable future. With that involvement can come the potential for prolonged conflict, or the potential (more...)

Saying Goodbye to YOUR Family Home?

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Here we are… in the middle of summer, in the middle of the year and maybe you or a loved one finds himself in the middle of a divorce.  Maybe you’ll soon be in the middle of an emotional move from the family home.
It could be that selling the marital home is the only way both parties will be able to afford new housing.  Perhaps it’s just not possible to meet (more...)

Three Theories Behind Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ Separation

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Anna Faris and Chris Pratt’s social media had all of us believing they were the happiest Hollywood couple, but sadly that’s not the case.
Chris Pratt announced on his Facebook Sunday night, he and wife Anna Faris were separating after 8 years of marriage. Anna Faris later shared the same message on her Twitter account.
The celebrity pair often publicly expressed their love for each other and their 4-year-old son. However, it seems behind the (more...)

Top Mistakes Parents Tend to Make After Their Divorce

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When a marriage ends, things can be pretty bad for the children. Some kids are asked to make peace between bickering exes while they are still lamenting over or missing a parent who moved out all of a sudden. There are other children who have to cope up with parents who are suddenly at a loss to handle daily chores such as helping them with a home task or making meals.
There are some parents who feel that once (more...)

La La Anthony Is Dating Herself

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La La Anthony is not ready to throw in the towel on her marriage to Carmelo Anthony, but she is putting more effort into finding herself first.
The former MTV host and Power actress opened up to Wendy Williams about the status of her two month separation from her NBA player husband who allegedly cheated on her.  When the talk show host asked about whether she had plans to divorce, Mrs. Anthony was vague about whether there would (more...)

Shielding Your Child From Emotional Trauma During Divorce

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Parents are terrified of how divorce affects children. This is most acute during the process of divorce. In fact, the fear of something bad happening to the children is the reason most unhappy marriages persist longer than they should. It can be constant struggle to consider what is best for the kids. Both parents seek the optimal way to guide them through the navigation. For both the parents and the children, the whole process may appear like an unending (more...)

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...)