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 Co-Parenting Mistakes to Avoid when you’re Angry

When it comes to co-parenting with your ex, are you experiencing the same type of conflicts over and over again? Although many co-parenting books and parenting plans focus on how to deal with your children’s pick-up and drop-off times, school conferences and holiday breaks, these parenting guides rarely address the underlying dynamics about what really […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Steps for a Parenting Plan with Fewer Conflicts

If you are facing a divorce that involves children, it’s essential to put together a Parenting Plan that both meets your children’s needs and also does not end up causing too many unnecessary and repetitive conflicts. Without one, you may find yourself in the kind of frequent arguments with your soon-to-be ex that makes you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is Your Divorce on Life Support?

Many women and men ask me, “Why is my divorce taking so long?” They also want to know, “What can I do to help things go more smoothly and cost less money?” I usually find that there are 3 Key Reasons Why you are Stuck in a Divorce that is not moving forward.   1. […]