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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 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...)

Ways To Reconcile With Your Spouse And Avoid A Divorce

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Marriages can sometimes be “made in heaven” but for some individuals far from living in paradise their life becomes a living hell. Just because a document says that a man and wife is married does not mean that they will be together for the rest of their lives. A separation or divorce can take place any time and no document can give a guarantee that such a thing will never take place. However, many couples decide to (more...)

Psychological Stages During And After A Divorce

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Psychological stress during a divorce is common and most individuals who go through a divorce experience it. Often, those who experience psychological stress were not prepared for what was in store for them. The unpreparedness catches them off guard and the consequences are much worse than they are supposed to be. There are different stages of psychological stress during and after a divorce and individuals who are going through one should be wary of them.
Stage 1: Blame
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The Dreaded New Significant Other, Part 2

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Part II: The Conversation About Concerns {3:18 minutes to read} In my last blog, The Dreaded New Significant Other, Part I – The Possibility, I talked about the challenges parents sometimes face after a separation or divorce when a new person comes into the picture. I also shared a “best case scenario” about a mother who [...]

What Is Divorce Etiquette And How Can It Help?

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You don’t often hear the words ‘divorce’ and ‘etiquette’ used together. When I hear the word ‘etiquette,’ I think manners, politeness, courtesies – again not things we usually associate with ending a marriage. And perhaps that’s exactly why so many people struggle to achieve a good divorce. So what is divorce etiquette and how can it help?
I’m not a fan of rule books but I do (more...)

‘Scary Mommy’ Founder Announced the Details of Her Divorce in a Powerful Way

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DivorceJill Smokler, who started the parenting website in 2008, revealed that her husband Jeff's sexuality was a "secret" they shared for years.
[embed:render:node:144927:left:width_360] Jill Smokler, who started the popular parenting website ScaryMommy.com in 2008, revealed to her followers this week that she is splitting from her husband Jeff Smokler after 17 years of marriage. Jeff revealed to People.com that the couple, who share three children, Evan, 9, Ben, 11, (more...)

Responding to Divorce or Legal Separation Papers

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Anyone of the spouses in marriage or as a partner in registered domestic partnership has the right to request the court to terminate their legal relationship. Your domestic partner or spouse has requested the court to end the relationship in case you received a summons and petition for legal separation or dissolution (divorce). In Orange County, CA, the court has the power to end domestic partnership or marriage even if the other partner is unwilling to be legally separated (more...)

What To Know About the Initial Divorce Paperwork

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The instructions and forms used by you to end your case is dependent on whether case respondents have filed the necessary response and whether you and your domestic partner or spouse have an agreement concerning the ending of marriage, support issues, dividing property and debt, and also visitation and child custody.
You have to complete a number of forms, and it can turn out to be extremely complicated in the case of inclusion of child custody and child support (more...)

Why We Wrote the Book on Relocation

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As we all know sharing custody of children is perhaps one of the most difficult endeavors anyone could face. Whether parents share time equally or one parent has significantly more time than the other, parenting children in separate households is a stressful oftentimes emotionally draining task.  It is hard enough to raise children when parents live together, but when two separate households are created due to separation or divorce…wow. What a challenge for all involved.
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