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 […]

5 Smart Questions to Ask when Choosing a Divorce Lawyer

When it comes to making the best decision about which lawyer to hire for their divorce, many people rely on getting a referral from a friend of relative. Although this is a common way to choose a lawyer, it can lead to a very frustrating mismatch in expectations between how you expect that your case […]

Is Divorce Mediation the Right Choice for you?

Our guest post is from Cheryl and Joe Dillon from Equitable Mediation Services. Their firm practices in the areas of divorce mediation and works  with clients in Illinois, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  As a divorce mediator, I witness first-hand the sadness, stress and anxiety that divorce inflicts upon the people involved. But while the decision […]

Budgeting Strategies and Divorce: How to Lighten the Burden

For a lot of us, raising kids as a single parent is a financial strain. It always feels as if you don’t have quite enough money, and it’s a juggling act just to get everything covered. Food, clothing and shelter is a necessity, but what about the unexpected? School field trips, music lessons and new […]

Parenting Plans that Lead to Less Conflicts Later On

  Are you trying to navigate through the challenges of both divorce and starting to co-parent the kids? If you are going through a divorce that includes children, it’s essential to put together a Parenting Plan that both meets your children’s specific needs and that does not end up leading to on-going conflicts with your children’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

A New Home Equals A New Post-Divorce Start

It is easy to feel like you’re alone as you go through a divorce — but you’re not. According to the CDC, almost 4 out of 1,000 people will also experience divorce this year. That’s a lot of people making decisions about who’s going to take the dog and where they’re going to live. As […]

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. […]