Designing your Home After Divorce

Ever thought about redecorating or redesigning your home due to divorce? Author Sharon Lacrosse shares some ideas here about about how redecorating our post-divorce home in a fresh way can benefit us both emotionally and in many other ways as well. Divorce can be frustrating, heartbreaking and scary. The truth is though, it’s fairly common. […]

Who Gets the Family Dog during Divorce?

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”                        — Roger Caras Do you refer to your devoted dog as if he or she is a highly adored member of the family? If so, you may be surprised to learn that […]

Is your Marriage on Life Support? 9 Warning Signs

For better or for worse… but when it does get worse, you may find yourself trying to decide if your marriage can still be revived or if it’s time to disconnect the monitor that’s barely keeping the marriage alive- even knowing that it will cause pain, disruption and many changes to come. How can you […]

Great Divide: 6 Divorce Trends of Today (infographic)

“First comes love, then comes marriage, and then comes… divorce? Well, not always! In fact, much less than you may think. Since 1981 divorce rates have been decreasing, at about the same rate as marriage. In recent times, many couples are deciding to cohabitate and raise a family without being formally married. Perhaps, this is […]

Are you Getting the Respect you Deserve in your Marriage?

Do you find that you often ignore or deny the intense hunger pains that cry out to you for more consideration and respect in your marriage? Although you may try to deny or suppress it, each of us deserves to expect and experience a relationship that includes being truly known, accepted, valued, and seen along […]

Contemplating Divorce? Should I Stay or Should I Go?

When it comes to deciding whether to stay married or whether to separate or divorce, your thoughts and emotions are likely to go back and forth many times as you  feel both overwhelmed and uncertain about what you should do. What are your options when it comes to figuring out if you’ll be better off […]

Stop Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do

  When you take a look at your calendar from last week, how many things were on there that you really wanted to do? Did you work late when you really didn’t have to? Attended some social gatherings that lasted too long and weren’t what you expected them to be? Did you decide to help […]

Getting Stronger through Divorce

Although I have read many, many books about how to survive divorce, there is one in particular I often turn to over and over again. Therapist and Divorce Coach Susan Pease Gadoua’s book, “Stronger Day by Day” is that small book of wisdom that reaches out to me like a starfish when I’m struggling to […]

3 Reasons to Rip Open that Chocolate Bar!

When it comes to dealing with your health during separation and divorce, it is so easy to get caught up in the emotional storm of divorce that your plans to focus on your physical well-being often get tossed around like a foil wrapper into the back seat of your car while you navigate though each […]

Deciding to Divorce or Not

Are you or someone you know considering separation or divorce? When facing such a watershed decision like this, it is common to go back and forth about the pros and cons, positives and negatives, the good, the bad and the ugly! When the two possible decisions that run in place over and over again inside […]