Is your Marriage Dying on the Vine of Neglect?

Death by a thousand cuts. A marriage may end this way. Erupting wildly like angry lava spewing over the top of a pressure filled chamber that lies deep beneath its dark, multi-sided surface. Or marriage can die an agonizing and slower death by neglect. Too many work demands and frustrating conversations about your jobs that […]

Have you Built a Fortress Around your Heart?

“When a woman waits too long to get involved again, she may become overly self-sufficient and unknowingly push love away.  If needing love causes pain, she will just stop needing love to eliminate the pain.”  — Author and therapist John Gray When a man offers you support, do you push it away? Are you avoiding […]

Got Rage? How to Deal with Anger and Rage During Divorce

How are you dealing with your anger before, during and after divorce? I remember spending the first year of my divorce crying my eyes out and trying to make sense out of my husband’s infidelities and the verbal and emotional abuse he dished out on an on-going basis during the 20 years we were together. […]

Money and Divorce: Will You End Up Homeless?

Do your fears about how much money divorce will cost and the soul-sickening fears of running out of money keep you up late at night? The all-encompassing fear of running out of money can hold us back right from the very time we start seriously considering divorce and continue to torment us with its relentless, […]

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. […]

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 […]

Divorced, Home Alone and Safe & Sound

It’s probably been years since you’ve had the house to yourself. If you went directly from your parents’ home to living with your husband, maybe you’ve never experienced the pleasure. Once the ordeal of divorce is over, you’ll find single living can be enjoyable. You won’t have to share the bathroom or closet. Once you […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Deal with your Ex at your Children’s Special Events

Does the very thought of seeing your ex at your child’s special events make you so angry you’d rather show up for an IRS audit? Birthdays, graduations, getting your child situated in their college dorm, weddings…regardless of how long you have been separated or divorced, each of these special events can cause you to experience […]