Perfect Parents Do Not Exist: Forgive Yourself These 6 Parenting Mistakes

by Sara Bean, M.Ed. Guilt and parenthood just seem to go together. Maybe you lost control and screamed at your child today, or perhaps you’re struggling to give your kids enough—or you might be worrying that you’re doing too much. Whatever the cause, most parents experience guilt regularly. I’ve talked with so many people who were […]

10 Tips To Ace Obamacare Enrollment

Obamacare means more options for people getting divorced

By Colette Snyder of Fuel Financial, Inc. in Lakewood, Colorado You’ve probably got a lot on your plate right now as you sort out the logistics involved in your divorce.  A historically problematic logistic that you might be reassessing is your health insurance.  Maybe you’re coming off your spouse’s plan, and your employer doesn’t offer […]

How Will Children React To Divorce

One of the many stresses of dealing with divorce is worrying about how your child will cope with the transition. Unless your child is extremely mature or still very young, they will be upset by the divorce but there is a distinction between appropriate and inappropriate reactions to divorce. Recognizing this means you can get […]

Wisdom From Divorce: Connected To Your Ex For Life

Divorce may mean the end of your marriage but it’s not the end of your relationship with your spouse: Staying connected with your ex doesn’t mean a cozy relationship and it doesn’t mean a daily relationship. It just means a recognition that once you have kids together, however you look at it, you’re connected for […]

Tolerating Your Marriage

Good friends will help you through your marriage

Have you ever heard anyone describe marriage as easy? Probably not. Most people will tell you that marriage is work but is there a difference between that and tolerating a marriage? My current guest, Sandy was married for twenty-three long years, many years spent trying to make it work and many years spent tolerating it. […]

My Divorce Pal Funding Campaign

MyDivorcePal

[jwplayer config="BlogPostPlayer" image="/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/MyDivorcePal.jpg" file="/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/MyDivorcePal.mp4"] I have very exciting news today. Today I’m launching my Indiegogo funding campaign for My Divorce Pal. Watch the video to find out more or keep reading … I’m excited, I’m nervous, I’m scared …. I’ve never done anything like this before and I have no idea how it’s going to […]

Wisdom From Divorce: Choosing What To Keep From Your Marriage

Changing your name after divorce might seem like a straightforward decision but there’s lots to consider. Some women feel that their last name, even though it was their husband’s, is a core part of their identity and it isn’t something that can be easily changed. Other women see the name as another facet of the […]

The Conflict Between Church and Divorce

Your faith will guide you through divorce

One of the greatest obstacles to divorce that faces some people is the often perceived and real conflicts between divorce and their faith community. Some people are unable to resolve the conflict and choose to stay in both their marriage and their faith community. Others choose to end their marriage and while their faith guides […]

Wisdom From Divorce: The Peace That Comes After Divorce

My current interviewee Debbie shared how she went against expert advice in ending her marriage at the same time as she was getting sober because the work of getting sober would be easier without the emotional stress of her troubled marriage. She was very aware of the negative energy from her marriage but that isn’t […]

Who Are The Role Models When Dad Is Not Around?

With an absentee parent finding adult role models for your child is important

When it comes to parenting after divorce, the gold standard is co-parenting where both parents collaborate and support each other in raising their child. However, even co-parenting is a range with some couples being able to collaborate and agree on most issues at one end and other couples being able to agree on only a […]