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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...)

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...)

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...)

Do You Know the Key to Surviving Challenges?

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I hope you enjoyed the long Thanksgiving weekend and found a few quiet moments to reflect on what you are truly thankful for, no matter what challenges you may be facing.  I am a firm believer that an “attitude of gratitude” brings more of the best that life has to offer, whereas “sticking thinking” produces more of the same.  I know that in the midst of the worst challenges of my life finding (more...)

Deceased Man’s Wife & Girlfriend Place Dueling Obituaries

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Funeral drama!
A New Jersey man was so well loved that both his wife and his girlfriend placed obituaries for him in the same newspaper.
The nearly similar remembrances for Leroy Black appeared one on top of the other in the The Press of Atlantic City on Friday.
The one written by his spouse, Beretta Harrison Black, mentions that he is survived by his “loving wife.” The other one makes no (more...)

“Walk the Talk” with Professional Coach Deborah Mecklinger LL.B., M.S.W, A.T.C

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We all feel pain and loss when a marriage ends and we could all use some professional help to come out the other side. The CEO of a major corporation and her administrative assistant are on equal footing when it comes to the emotional fallout from a divorce. It’s how you handle that challenge that makes the difference. We all feel pain and loss when a marriage ends and we could all use some professional help (more...)

How to Survive Divorce: What You Can Do to Manage Difficult Emotions and Truly Move On

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Divorce is one of the most difficult transitions you’ll ever experience. It’s the big earthquake toppling every major pillar of your life: your primary relationship, finances, home, family, friendships, and your role as a parent. People are ...Divorce is one of the most difficult transitions you’ll ever experience. It’s the big earthquake toppling every major pillar of your life: your primary relationship, finances, home, family, friendships, and your role as a (more...)

Get Ready For The Heartache! What To Expect When You Divorce

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There isn’t much in life that helps prepare us for the end of a marriage. Even if you experienced divorce as a child, your own divorce is different. The heartache is a given but what should you expect when you divorce?
Bargaining With Yourself
Do you know what to expect with divorce?You will be so afraid of the Unknown that you will reason with yourself that even though you are miserable, you at least are comfortable, (more...)

How To Manage Your Divorce Grief

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Learning how to manage your divorce grief is a difficult, if not messy task. How is it possible to manage a grief that some of us may not even know is there?  When we are conditioned to expect it, as is the case during the death of a loved one we know that we must be patient, go through the stages of grief, and the idea is that one day, our mourning will be done, and we’(more...)

Nov 5, Relationship advice for Christmas

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How to survive Christmas without it causing a relationship breakup or divorce.