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How Much Help Are Online Resources In A Divorce?

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Almost everyone getting divorced these days goes online for help, whether that’s looking for information to help avoid using attorneys or for emotional support but are you making your divorce worse or better going online?
The good news is that there is a ton of information and resources available now. The bad news is that some of these could harm you more than help you. So what are the pitfalls of going online? What are (more...)

How To Communicate With Your Ex To Avoid Conflict

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Learning to communicate with your ex to avoid conflict after divorce is something most of us have to do. Since disagreements are a normal part of all relationships, you can’t expect that your ex will agree with everything you suggest or request.
If you’re not comfortable handling conflict then hearing that may make you groan, tense up and become anxious.
You have choices. You could simply go along with everything your ex says, which really (more...)

How A Divorce Can Encourage Spiritual Growth

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Contribution from freelance writer, Jackie Edwards
Following a divorce, it may feel like a part of you is missing and this is one reason why a divorce can encourage spiritual growth. We form such deep relationships with our partners that it often feels like they are a part of us. In truth, you are your own person and your identity is not tied to your relationship. Divorce is associated with depression, so it is important that you work (more...)

10 Important Things You Need To Know About Divorce And Your Credit Score

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Lots of people are talking about their credit score now with the Equifax data breach but that’s not the only reason you should be monitoring it. There are ten important things you need to know about divorce and your credit score and that’s what I’m talking about in this latest episode of Conversations About Divorce.
My guest for this Conversation is Samantha Gregory from Rich Single Momma. Samantha shares a wealth of knowledge, (more...)

How to Understand a Business Valuation in Your Divorce

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Your wife is a very successful dermatologist. She owns a practice with 3 other doctors. Your family lived the life of their dreams until your wife cheated with your neighbor and told you she was leaving you.
You don’t earn nearly the income she does. Her career came first and yours always took a backseat.  You are counting on receiving money from her business to assist you financially until you can (more...)

Nov 6, How to help your partner get over a nervous breakdown and survive yourself

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Author: Elly Prior | First published: 06-11-2017 | Modified: 06-11-2017

If your partner appears to be suffering from a nervous breakdown, I'm not surprised you're looking for information on how to handle that. I can so understand you're at a loss, and don't know what to believe, how to react and what to do for the best.
During my work as a psychotherapist for 24 years, I've supported hundreds of people through a nervous breakdown. I understand how challenging it can (more...)

Nov 6, Bored in your relationship or marriage? A warning sign?

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Bored with your marriage or relationship? Here's how to break the routine!
Author: Elly Prior | First published: 25-09-2010 | Modified: 06-11-2017

Are you bored or is your partner bored in your relationship? Do you think you’re both stuck in a rut – in a dull marriage or long-term relationship?
Maybe it’s time to inject some energy into your relationship or marriage, before you give up hope. I'm going to help you with that right here (more...)

Oct 31, How to get over unrequited love. Free printable worksheet and article PDF

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Author: Elly Prior | First published: 31-10-2017 | Modified: 31-10-2017

Unrequited love is a love that - for some reason - isn't returned. The intensity of the feeling is usually less than that of the love felt in reciprocal relationships (1). Although I’m willing to bet that it probably doesn’t feel that way to you!
I suspect something has happened that’s made you feel heartbroken and/or concerned that you're not able to move on (more...)

Oct 30, The best treatment for major depression and why it doesn’t include medication

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Author: Elly Prior | First published: 30-10-2017  | Modified: 30-10-2017

You're looking for treatment for severe depression. I can barely imagine what you must be going through right now. How alone you're feeling, and perhaps how scared you are. What will become of you? How are you ever going to get better? Perhaps you've even already tried one or more types of antidepressants but they're not agreeing with you or not working (anymore).
If you’re already taking medication, (more...)

Oct 29, Why sleep is important and physical effects of sleep deprivation

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Author: Elly Prior | First published: 02-11-2010 | Modified: 28-10-2017

Sleep deprivation effects can infiltrate every single part of your life, from your physical health and vitality to your mental well-being and emotional state. Your ability to think, feel and function are all adversely impacted by lack of sleep.
If you’re currently struggling to get a good night’s rest, you’ll know only too well that constant feeling of exhaustion and total lack of energy. You&(more...)