Were You Surprised By Your Spouse’s Infidelity?

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It’s a sad reality that infidelity is pretty commonplace – one of both spouses admit to either a physical or an emotional affair in some 41 percent of marriages.* Despite it’s high occurrence, when it happens you may still be surprised by your spouse’s infidelity. Gregory Smith’s marriage lasted just two years. His divorce was […]

Some Marriages Are Not Meant To Last

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Almost 73 percent of divorces are among men under the age of 30 and over 80 percent are among women under the age of 30 and while the average length of a first marriage is around seven years, that is an average. Among this age group, the upper limit is probably around 12 years and […]

Collaborative Divorce Ensures Your Privacy

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Many of the documents filed as part of the legal divorce process are available to the public and that can be a concern on many levels. One option then is to use the Collaborative Divorce process because a Collaborative Divorce ensures your privacy. Wendi and her husband were married for about 22 years. Wendi says […]

Starting Divorce With A Note

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Telling your spouse you want a divorce is a hard conversation but sometimes, having a conversation doesn’t happen. Sometimes, people choose to start divorce with a note. Wendi was married for about 22 years. She has two boys who were aged about 13 and 16 at the time of divorce. She husband left her a note […]

Could You Be At Risk Of Financial Abuse?

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Like domestic abuse, economic or financial abuse is not confined by socio-economic class or race or religion and that means you could be at risk of financial abuse. And like domestic abuse, victims aren’t always female. It happens to men too. My current guest, Wendi is smart, educated and played an integral role in her […]

Why Did You Stay In Your Marriage?

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When you finally open up and tell friends and family the truth about your marriage, one reaction you may get is people asking, “Why did you stay in your marriage?”  They might also add, ” … for so long?” particularly if you say your marriage has been troubled from the start or for many years. […]

Getting Married For The Wrong Reasons

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The groom gets cold feet, the bride gets wedding day jitters and well-meaning friends and family members say the doubts and second-thoughts are just nerves. But sometimes it’s more than nerves, sometimes those fears are well-founded and going ahead means getting married for the wrong reasons. Today, I’d like to introduce you to my next […]

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 […]