Are You Ready To Trash Your Dress?

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Guest post by Joelle Caputa I trashed my wedding dress to celebrate my divorce, but dress trashing actually originated with newlyweds! Let me explain. “Trash the dress” is a style of post-wedding photography. Typically, newlyweds re-create their elegant wedding day look and pose for photos in a contrasting environment. For example, a husband and wife […]

5 Tips To Manage Family Stress During The Holidays

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We’re deep into the Holiday season and yes, the socializing is fun but truthfully, some of these social occasions, especially family ones, can be demanding and anxiety-inducing. You might be looking for tips to manage the family stress during the Holidays. This is particularly true if you’re experiencing divorce … If you and your spouse have […]

Is Having No Children Harder To Accept Than Getting Divorced?

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People don’t have children broadly from choice, inability, not having met the right partner or when a marriage ends before there are children. Except when having no children is by choice, it can be a devastating disappointment and with the end of a marriage one question people ask is, “Is having no children harder to […]

What Will You Learn From Your Spouse’s Infidelity?

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There is always learning in the end of a marriage provided you’re interested in understanding what happened, why it happened and your role. So what will you learn from your spouse’s infidelity?  Gregory Smith was 26 years-old when he divorced following his wife’s affair. His marriage had lasted just over two years. Experiencing infidelity had […]

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 […]

Being Prepared for Thanksgiving Makes It More Enjoyable

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Thanksgiving is just a week away. That could mean you’re looking forward to it with excitement or dreading it or even a mixture of both. This is especially true if you’re newly-separated and are still figuring out how to collaborate with your ex but the challenges of celebrating Holidays after divorce continue as children grow […]

The Surprising Lessons From Divorce

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Unlike a marriage or the birth of a child, divorce is not one of life’s major events that anyone wants. It’s emotionally and logistically challenging and in the moment, it seems never-ending. You doubt yourself and doubt that you’ll survive. Yet, you will get through this. You may even grow from the surprising lessons from divorce. […]

Developing A New Career After Divorce

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There is inevitably less money after divorce and that means adjusting your lifestyle and/or increasing your income. It can also mean developing a new career after divorce. Wendi was a nurse when she met her husband who was a physician. After their marriage she helped run the medical practice for much of their 22-year marriage. […]

How To Recover When Your Spouse Has Cheated

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One or both spouses admit to infidelity, either a physical or an emotional affair in some 41 percent of marriages and when the affair is admitted or discovered, most marriages end. Some 31 percent of marriages do continue.* Whether or not the marriage continues, being cheated on is devastating and it takes hard work to […]

What Do Wedding Anniversaries Mean After Divorce?

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If I Were Still Married … By Janna Qualman If I were still married, today would be my 15th anniversary. I would wake hopeful, if cautious, thinking this would be the day it’ll all come together. Romance and gratitude and sentimentality would bring clarity, would fuse into a new level of appreciation for me, recognition of […]