6 Smart Things to Do Before the Money Disappears

1.  Get several credit cards in your name only.  It’s a smart move to be pro-active and apply for several credit cards in your name only BEFORE you even think you might need these financial safety vests that can keep you afloat in a storm. Many women are caught off guard financially when they discover that their […]

Deciding to Divorce: Emotional Tug-of-War

Are you or someone you know, contemplating the thought of whether and when to file for divorce? Since divorce cuts across all the parts of a person’s life, most people experience a lot of doubts about what to do and second-guess any of the decisions they do make. In her book, “Contemplating Divorce” Divorce Expert […]

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 […]

3 Reasons why Emotional Abuse is so Damaging

Although experiencing emotional abuse is very common, most people do not realize how significant and powerful the consequences can be and how often emotional abuse undermines a person in just about every area of their life. What exactly is emotional abuse?  Emotional abuse includes consistent patterns of behaviors over a period of time from an […]

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 […]

The Day my Marriage Fell Apart

It was quite early on the morning of Valentine’s Day when I discovered that my husband had left gifts for our two daughters on our kitchen table, yet there was nothing there for me. Just two weeks before that day, I had confronted my husband directly, face to face about the fact that I had […]

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 […]

Are you Living in the Tsunami of Other People’s Expectations?

As a divorced mom of 3 kids who are each 5 years apart in age, I live in a lot of worlds at one time. For many years while I was married, I had the youngest child at home with me, the middle child in elementary school and the oldest in either middle or high […]

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 […]

Warning: Backing Up will Result in Severe Tire Damage

You may remember having had the experience of leaving a parking lot area and seeing the following large red warning sign posted near the exit: Warning: Backing up will Result in Severe Tire Damage! When it comes to going through all the twists and turns that come along with major life transitions such as separation […]