HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH HEARTBREAK

The Need to Advocate for Children of Divorce

Introduction

With the recent publication of Mike Mastracci’s excellent book Stop Fighting Over the Kids; Resolving Day-to-Day Custody Conflict in Divorce Situations, I found myself focused on the overwhelming struggles that divorcing children must face. Children do not understand the...

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HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED DIVORCE COUNSELING?

Introduction

Divorce challenges the basic sense of who you are, who you’ve been, and who you’ll become. Healing from a divorce is not like getting over the flu where one rests, drinks lots of fluids and comes out the other side good as new.

Surviving a divorce is much more like recovering from a traumatic accident in which you...

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HOW WILL I BENEFIT FROM DIVORCE COUNSELING?

Introduction

Ask anyone who has been through a divorce and they will tell you it rocks the foundation of your being, leaves you feeling lonely, flawed, undesirable, enraged, and hopeless, to name a few emotions.

During my divorce twenty-seven years ago, I was in desperate need of a roadmap to help me to better understand what went wrong –...

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HOW TO BE SEPARATE AND TOGETHER

Introduction

People are always asking me "How can I can make room for both my needs and my partner’s needs in our relationship?" They go on to say that, more often than not, one or the other gets their way, which inevitably leads to resentments.

What they are really asking me is "How do we create a feeling of mutuality without undermining...

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SHOULD YOU DIVORCE OR SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE?

The following shocking divorce statistics are from the U.S. Census Bureau:

  • Around 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce.
  • 48% of first marriages end in divorce.
  • 60% of second marriages end in divorce.
  • 73% of third marriages end in divorce.
  • In America, there is one divorce every 13 seconds. That is 6,636 divorces per day and...
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