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 […]

Did Facebook Break Up your Marriage?

  Although most people consider logging into Facebook an easy way to kill some time or take a break, something much more dangerous might be going on than just checking in with relatives and friends. Facebook may truly be the kiss of death when it comes to the health of your marriage. Casual online chats […]

Communicating with a High Conflict Spouse without Losing your Mind

Are you dealing with a high conflict spouse as you go through separation and divorce? Pass the chocolate cake, valium and a meditation CD please! Although going through divorce often brings out the worst side of a person’s personality, if you are married to someone with a high conflict personality, even small things you are […]

Could your Finances be Frozen Even if you Don’t Want a Divorce?

I waved goodbye to my youngest child after helping him to get on the school bus and headed back into the suburban home that we had purchased just one year before. This time we had relocated for my husband’s corporate marketing position-very far across the country from any of my family and friends.   Although we […]

What’s for Dinner? Why I Quit Cooking During and After Divorce

  How many ways do you know of to prepare chicken for dinner? Chicken in mandarin orange sauce with rice? Teriyaki chicken you marinated overnight in a zip-lock bag in the refrigerator and then cooked on your indoor grill? What about casseroles? I cooked these at least two nights a week for more than 20 […]

Do you have An Unsinkable Soul?

Can you think of a specific moment in your life when suddenly everything changed? Have you discovered that you must face a lengthy battle with a chronic illness? Fallen into the deep, slimy pit of depression and unable to climb out on your own?  Have you been blindsided by the abrupt departure of someone you […]

The Infidelity Diet

“I love you but I’m not in love with you.” His words swirled and buzzed around me like a fly trying to hastily flee by searching for the quickest way out of the hole in our family’s window screen. There were more words. But none that could ever reasonably explain why my husband was leaving […]

Does your T-Shirt say Divorced- Damaged Goods?

I never, ever, ever thought that I would be checking off that nosy marital status box on forms – DIVORCED. Thrown into the storm of divorce after discovering my husband’s complicated secret life and finding out that he had no remorse or plans to change, I screamed and fought my way through divorce like a […]

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 […]

How to Deal with Changes during Separation and Divorce

“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”                                                              — Andre Gide Dealing with changes during […]