Category Archives: Separation

August 5, 2014

How To Handle A Reluctant Spouse In A Divorce

When you are ready to start a divorce, nothing creates more frustration than the reluctant spouse.  How are you supposed to move forward with your life when your husband or wife doesn’t want a divorce?  Here is my advice for Continue reading…

July 10, 2014

Finding Love in Your Divorce

I recently attended a symposium about divorce entitled, “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” At first glance you might wonder whether we had anything to talk about. What do love and divorce have in common? Isn’t divorce the result Continue reading…

June 24, 2014

Books for Kids About Divorce

Divorce can be scary for kids. They may feel alone. They may feel responsible. They may feel sad. Parents may find it difficult to initiate conversations about the changes going on in the family. Very young children may be fearful Continue reading…

June 2, 2014

Legal Separation as an Alternative to Divorce

This article sprouted from a series of brainstorming meetings that I recently had with fellow Collaborative Attorney Bruce Peck. We decided to meet for coffee from time to time to discuss and share ideas for writing about any alternative topic Continue reading…

May 9, 2014

3 Ways to Deal With Stress During a Divorce

Categories: DivorceMental HealthSeparation

Divorce is one of life’s most stressful events. In fact, research shows that ending a marriage is second only to the death of a spouse as a predictor of illness. So in order to stay healthy, it makes sense to Continue reading…

May 5, 2014

Conscious Uncoupling

  When Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin recently announced their breakup as “consciousuncoupling”, they created quite a buzz. Comments both positive and negative streamed forth into the media. While many applauded the honesty and civility of the couple’s joint post, Continue reading…

April 25, 2014

Gwyneth and Chris: How Divorcing Parents Can Get it Right

When Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin made the recent announcement that they were consciously uncoupling, they clearly touched a public nerve.  There was immediate sniping from people who seem to prefer celebrity gossip leavened with spite and public histrionics.  Critics Continue reading…

February 14, 2014

Divorcing After Valentine’s Day? You’re Not Alone

Categories: DivorceSeparation

It’s Valentine’s Day on Friday. This year I’m thinking about the many couples who have lost that loving feeling. Ads everywhere for jewelry, flowers and chocolates must serve as painful reminders of the exciting, early stages of their relationship. Whether Continue reading…

February 11, 2014

A Different Way to Divorce

I’m sharing this post with my readers because of the simple message of opportunity it carries for anyone facing divorce. If you know of someone about to face divorce, you would be doing him or her a great favor by Continue reading…

December 26, 2013

Divorcing Over the Holidays–5 Ways to Support Your Children

Recently I did a radio interview about how divorce impacts children during the holidays. One of the first questions asked was, “Isn’t it true that divorce traumatizes children, especially during the holidays?” My response was that divorce is a crisis Continue reading…