Tag Archives: stress

February 12, 2016

Will You Buy My Valentine?

Categories: Divorce

Many romantic expectations surround Valentine’s Day. For those contemplating a divorce or In the midst of divorce proceedings, Valentine’s Day can be extra stressful because the pressure to express romantic love to a sweetheart simply can’t be fulfilled in the Continue reading…

January 19, 2016

Observations Following the Holidays

Categories: DivorceMental Health

One of the true joys of the holidays is being able to spend time with friends and relatives that we may not get to see very often. Despite the joy however, there may also be stress from being confined with Continue reading…

January 8, 2016

Delay, Delay, Delay!

During the first joint meeting of my Collaborative case, the parties agreed that an interest they shared was the efficiency of the process.  My client in particular was concerned about the case dragging on, as she was still living with Continue reading…

December 21, 2015

For Better or For Worse: Marriage According to the Simpsons, Part I

Categories: DivorceMental Health

I’ve been thinking about how much challenge it can be to make a marriage work and keep it working. That had me start thinking about one of America’s most dysfunctional couples who happen the be a pretty good model what Continue reading…

November 9, 2015

Creating Emotional Balance this Holiday Season

Married, separated, or divorced alike, it’s hard not to feel anxious about the upcoming holiday season. Whether you love it or are dreading it, the 2015 holiday season is just around the corner. Maybe you are feeling that there is Continue reading…

August 24, 2015

When You Feel Helpless, Help Someone

Divorce brings up many feelings, including feeling helpless. Sometimes you feel like your life is spinning out of your own control and you are left helpless. There is a quote by Aung San Suu Kyi that reads, “When you feel Continue reading…

August 1, 2015

An Etymology Apology

Categories: Divorce

When you break a number of eggs it may be a good time to make an omelet. Having said that I might go on to enhance the appeal of such a proposition by adding, Confusius Says: Break bunch of eggs Continue reading…

July 23, 2015

Letting go of the Life You Had Once Imagined

No one imagines they will find themselves single, divorced, and living in a 4 bedroom house in the suburbs alone, and then it happens. So what do you do when you wake up and realize that your life is not Continue reading…

May 15, 2015

Sufficient Conditions

Getting unmarried collaboratively is about having difficult conversations with one’s soon to be un-spouse in order to reach an agreement in which there is mutual gain – think of it as finding a way to divide a dozen oranges so Continue reading…

February 5, 2015

A Thinking Valentine

Categories: DivorceMental Health

Rather than celebrating this Valentine’s day by sending your soon to be ex an envelope full of glitter why not give yourself a gift; something to help you on your way to your new future. David Burns’ book: Feeling Good: The Continue reading…