Thanksgiving After Divorce: Being Thankful For What You No Longer Have

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Rachel Gladstone for DivorcedMoms.com I arrived in this country in my late-twenties and within a few years I’d embraced Thanksgiving as my favorite holiday. Having children of my own helped me learn more about the origins of the festival. Their art projects, their writing assignments and classroom parties came with a heavy emphasis on being […]

Taking The Fear And Stigma Out Of Online Dating

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Getting back to dating after divorce is a big step. These easy-to-follow take the fear and stigma out of online dating. By Ian Oliver It’s understandable to find online dating intimidating, desperate, and even scary especially if you have been out of the dating pool for a while. Like most things, it’s the lack of […]

8 Divorce Cliches You Need To Be Prepared For

By Mikalee Byerman for DivorcedMoms.com Going public with your divorce is a major milestone. It’s loaded with stress and anxiety and can result in hours of lost sleep. On hearing your news, many people will respond with one of these 8 divorce cliches you need to be prepared for. Knowing what to expect ahead of […]

Divorce Courts Don’t Care About Cheating

By Maria Schwartz, Esq for DivorcedMoms.com Most marriages where there’s been infidelity end in divorce sooner or later and a common reaction of the victim spouse is to want the cheater held accountable for their actions, to be punished for the pain and hurt they’ve wrought on the family. The harsh reality though is that […]

Is An Emotional Affair A Reason To End Your Marriage?

By Danielle Jacobs for DivorcedMoms.com As a divorce coach and mediator I come across many situations involving infidelity. It’s a complex subject with much debate about what constitutes being unfaithful, why people are unfaithful and whether it’s possible to salvage a martial relationship afterwards. One topic of debate is emotional affairs. When does a friendship […]

How Do I Minimize My Child’s Anxiety During Divorce

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By Nancy Samalin You may be wondering, “How do I minimize my child’s anxiety during divorce?” Watch your words! As a parenting educator having worked with so many well-meaning, loving parents for so many years, I believe it’s a divorced parent’s single biggest responsibility. No matter how much anger and disdain you may feel toward each […]

How To Go From Divorce To Dating

Divorces are tough, but eventually you’re going to want to get back into the dating scene. Going through a divorce is one of the most difficult experiences you’ll face in life. Many recent divorcees, used to the idea of being in a long-term relationship, immediately start thinking about how they’ll ever get back into the […]

The Social Stigma of Divorce

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By Astro Teller and Danielle Teller When asked why all of her marriages had failed, anthropologist Margaret Mead is said to have replied “I beg your pardon; I have had three marriages and none of them was a failure.” This statement (apocryphal or not) highlights our social tendency to equate divorce with failure. Culturally, we […]

The Key To Surviving Divorce Is Your Thinking

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By Jeannine Lee I am often asked, “If you could teach divorcing people only one thing what would it be?” No doubt about the answer to this question: To manage their thinking. Why? Because we make up stuff. We make up stuff about ourselves, about others, about the way the world works, about our future. […]

Divorce Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Have A Baby

Divorce doesn't mean you can't have a child

~Becoming A Choice Mom After Divorce Guest Post by Susan Herrara I will always remember the moment my ex-husband came home to tell me he didn’t want to be married anymore. Having come from a family with divorced parents, I was determined that it wasn’t going to happen to me. I had done all the […]