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 […]

Infidelity: It’s About Them Not You

Extramarital affairs are painful and challenging to understand

Many couples have to confront infidelity – one or both spouses admit to infidelity either physical or emotional in forty-one percent of marriages. It’s always painful and hurtful. Reconciliation is possible with hardwork. Without the hard, honest work the infidelity may continue and the relationship issues will undoubtedly continue. My current guest, Candi was married […]

What Will You Learn From A Separation?

Sometimes leaving your marriage means leaving a note

Deciding to end your marriage is a difficult decision often fraught with what-ifs and doubts. This is when a separation can be helpful. My current guest, Carol Round was married for twenty-eight years. During that time, her husband had repeatedly talked about divorce. In fact, it seemed like a seven-year cycle but he never pursued […]

Are You Sticking Out Your Marriage?

Is your marriage the marriage you want?

All marriages have their ups and downs, their good times and bad times but what happens when there’s more bad than good? When the sadness outweighs the joy? When the work outweighs the pleasure? Will you have the courage to make a change or will you stick it out in the hope that things may […]

Deciding To Divorce When Your Spouse Has A Mental Illness

The decision to divorce a mentally ill spouse is complex

Deciding to divorce when your spouse has a mental illness is a difficult, complex decision. It often involves first helping to get your spouse properly diagnosed and treated, and then figuring out the logistics of separating while also coming to terms with emotions of leaving someone who is sick. One of my readers, “Jeff” is […]

The Effects Of An Unhappy Marriage On A Child

You need to consider the effects of your marriage on your child as well as the effects divorce may have.

As parents, I think we are always concerned about the effects of divorce on children and we debate whether to stay together for the children. Another equally important consideration however is what effect is the marriage having on our children. My current guest, Fiona McGlynn was about eleven years ago when her parents’ ended their […]

Facing Infidelity, Again

reading your spouse's texts may reveal an affair

Some marriages do survive infidelity. It takes open, honest communication, commitment and a fundamental agreement about what being married means. What happens when you think you’ve got that mutual understanding and it happens again? The undeniable evidence of another extramarital affair slaps you in the face. That’s what happened to my current guest, Missy. Here’s […]

Sharing Your Marital Problems With Your Family

Sharing your marital problems with your family allows them to help you

People often keep the struggles between them and their spouse private but you reach the point where it’s time to share your marital problems with your family. How challenging this is depends on your relationship with them, the nature of the problems and how long you’ve been keeping them hidden. My current guest, Missy had […]