How to Divorce a Narcissist without Losing your Mind

  Are you divorcing a narcissist and not really sure how to get started and what you need to know? Is the thought of a permanent split so overwhelming that you just delay taking meaningful action or feel frozen in place during the separation or divorce process? You are not alone. When I finally made […]

7 Smart Moving Tip to Avoid a Backache

    Does your stomach start to churn at the very thought of moving out of your current home? Many of us feel the same way- especially when separation and divorce often leads to needing to move into a smaller home right away due to financial necessity. Just the thought of it can lead to […]

5 Ways that Silence Kills a Relationship

   He never truly listens to me and shuts me out so what’s the use in talking? I know that their mind is made up, so there’s no point bringing up that problem again. Let’s just get through this upsetting day…weekend…season…. and deal with stuff later. Has silence become a way of life in your […]

11 Essentials to Include in your Parenting Plan

Will you need a parenting plan as a guideline to follow as your children grow up?   If you are like I was, you’ve never put together a parenting plan and the ones the courts typically pass out are so vague and basic that you could drive a truck through them. Many sample plans leave many […]

Are you a Woman Frustrated with Online Dating?

Is online dating an exercise in frustration for you? Are you wondering why it seems to work for other people, but you feel as if you’re just wasting your time? I remember my first experiences with trying to put together an appealing (but not bragging) profile, writing an engaging and witty “About Me” section as […]

Are you Ready to Buy a Home after Divorce?

Are you Ready to Buy a Home after Divorce? Owning your own home can provide a deeply rewarding  sense of security following the upside-down experiences of finding your way through the world of separation and divorce. Since a marital home is often a couple’s largest financial asset, figuring out whether to sell the home or […]

Divorce Storage Wars

  Bitty Baby sat in a cardboard box near the trash dumpster of the storage unit building as fresh snowflakes cascaded on top of her newborn baby head. Several of her fancy holiday outfits from the American Girl Doll Collection surrounded her- still appearing pristine on their bitty-sized doll wardrobe hangers. As I reached into […]

6 Ways Life Really Gets Better After Divorce

  I know what you’re probably thinking as you read this- just how does getting through divorce lead to something better? If you’re at the start of the divorce process or somewhere in the sticky middle, it’s hard to envision how being on your own again comes with many pluses… but often it does. 6 Ways […]

5 Things to Let Go of in 2015

  As we begin our journey into 2015, are you getting quizzed by family and friends about your plans and goals for the year ahead? For those of us who have experienced the incredible overwhelm and challenges that come along with divorce and its life-altering consequences, making a commitment to specific goals can feel like […]

Are you Trying too Hard to be Friends with your Ex?

  Are you trying too hard to be friends with your ex-husband? Do you believe that staying friends for the kids’ sake is the ‘right’ thing to do? In what ways is staying attached to him beneficial to you? Regardless of why you now find yourself divorced and long after the court sends you a […]