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Ask Cindy: Am I An Evil Person?

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How do I cope with knowing for sure that I a feel evil and made my once loving husband so unhappy that he had an affair with a friend of mine and left me? We divorced 3 years ago. I insisted on going to court because I was so angry and hurt. My lawyer got […]

Do You Really Need a Man in Your Life to be Happy?

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What images pop into your mind when you read the question above? Do you really need a Man in Your Life to be happy? You might think about the 1950’s and the picture of a mother standing over her daughter saying, “You’ll never find a husband, blah… blah… blah…” or worse off saying, “You need […]

Ask Cindy: Does Letting Go of Gifts Mean I Havn’t Forgiven Him?

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Question From Dr. Whitmore in Tennessee. Hi Cindy! I have a question… If I don’t want to wear a necklace or jewelry that my ex gave me, or I don’t want to keep a mirror -you know one of those stand up mirrors with legs (he gave it to me when we first started dating)… Does […]

Spring for that Ticket!

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Guest Post: By Jean Sibley I boarded the plane the evening of my birthday, May 18. Though I barely slept on the red-eye from San Francisco, I woke up feeling ecstatic – and just in time to watch a glorious sunrise over the Atlantic. I had never been to New York, and was beyond excited for my 10-day getaway! […]

Ask Cindy: I Want His Past Exposed – Any advice?

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I just found out that my ex is getting remarried.  It has been two years since our divorce was final.  In this time he has introduced our 4 year old to 8 different women, the current one has been around at most six months. My ex is a serial cheater and a sex addict.  I […]

Ask Cindy: What Do You Do When People Talk Bad About You or Probe for Information?

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Thank you to all who responded to the question I posed on the Moving Forward Newsletter. Here are two responses I received that I wanted to share with you: “Hi Cindy, It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. Hope you and family are well. I’m glad to have made many improvements since I […]

Financial Tips for Divorced Women

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Are you a divorced woman and are a bit overwhelmed by the amount if bills appear to simply pile up? If that is so, you definitely need some kind of financial guidance. After your divorce, your standard of living changes. So, finding a proper financial assistance, paying bills and organizing are some of the prime tasks you need to embark upon.
Why divorced women need financial help
According to an estimate, about 40 percent of the divorced women have (more...)

Is Separation Good For Your Marriage?

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Are you and your spouse continuously at loggerheads with one another? If that is the case, you might have started wondering whether it will be good to separate from one another or not. However, the solution is not as simple as it first appears. It will depend on various factors in your married life and the present situation both of you is dealing with.
Is it the right time to separate from your spouse?
When both you and your (more...)

Mediation For Younger Couples Compared To Gray Couples

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Divorce is a time of great hardship and both individuals have a hard time dealing with the reality. However, for some it is easier to accept the fact more than others. For young couples, who haven’t stayed married for a longer time, dealing with divorce is relatively easier than for gray couples. For gray couples, a divorce is more than just a physical separation from their partner. It is a new way of life and for some (more...)

Having More Than 2 Legal Parents: How California is Different

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California is the only state which legally recognizes the right of a child to have more than two parents.
This holds a lot of implications.
Let us say A and B were in a happy marriage, and together, they had a daughter, whom they named C. But A and B began drifting apart and decide to call things off. Following their divorce, the court awards custody of C to A.
A decides to test the waters again, and marries (more...)