Tag Archives: healing process

August 29, 2016

Growing from Your Divorce

In the early days of separation and divorce you may find the idea of growing from your divorce difficult to believe. You may be in a state of depression or denial wondering how your life will carry on, much less Continue reading…

August 3, 2016

How to Fill Your New “Free Time”

Those married, and especially with children, might dream of having a quiet Saturday night to themselves, but for many divorcees, especially those newly divorced this new “free time” can be especially lonely. You might not be ready or wanting to Continue reading…

July 18, 2016

Divorce in the Public Eye

Nearly every celebrity seems to have a divorce under their belt, but what about our local public figures – our children’s teachers, our mayors, city councilmen – how does the pubic feel about “those” public figures when they are facing Continue reading…

February 24, 2016

The Power of Intentionality

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

When I discovered Gary Zukov’s book, The Seat of the Soul , I found it to be transformational. His presentation about the concept of soul went far beyond anything I had heard in my Catholic upbringing. It became an easy Continue reading…

February 18, 2016

Setting Realistic Expectations for the Year Ahead

Categories: DivorceFamily LawMental Health

2016 is well underway and many will look at the new year as a new beginning. While it’s important to have a positive outlook on the year ahead, sometimes the changing of the calendar year can create a false sense Continue reading…

January 4, 2016

For Better or For Worse: Marriage According to the Simpsons Part II

In my earlier post I looked at some considerations that have created an anomaly – a dysfunctional couple who score high in marriage satisfaction. I looked at a conventional psychological model, called the Investment Model. (1) This model applies three Continue reading…

October 21, 2015

Helping Children Cope with the Stress of Divorce

Your divorce probably has you feeling like everything is beyond your control. Now imagine the lack of control your children are feeling. Yesterday they had a family with two parents living under the same roof, and today their family life Continue reading…

September 19, 2015

Closure After the Marriage Ends

Categories: DivorceMental Health

  View image | gettyimages.com One of my favorite sayings is, ‘If you think you can do it, or if you think you can’t do it, in either case you are probably right.’ This idea was brought home when I Continue reading…

September 9, 2015

After the Divorce

Categories: Children in DivorceDivorceParents

On lists of life stressors, divorce is usually ranked among the top two or three most emotionally challenging events. The process itself is experienced as highly stressful by many people, and from what we know about recovery from profound loss, Continue reading…

September 3, 2015

Marriage Hospice

Divorce is unfair in that is often asks people to make some of the most important decisions in their lives at a time when they may be impaired by many emotions, including grief. Many clients experiencing divorce have described the Continue reading…