How to Keep Smiling During Divorce

How to Keep Smiling During Divorce

We all have impossibly rough days. You know the ones, where so many little frustrations occur that by the end of it, you drop your hands to your sides, sigh at the ceiling and just say, “Why wouldn’t I spill my coffee, have a flat tire, be late to work and have printer ink explode on me? It’s been that kind of day.” Continue reading →

Divorce from a Child’s Perspective and How Parents Can Help

Divorce from a Child’s Perspective and How Parents Can Help

Even in the most “kindly” of divorces, children have no say in what’s going on and are greatly affected. Some children become disruptive at school, argumentative at home and some even go into a recluse. Many children feel angry, resentful and afraid. Even if they know they are loved by both parents, it usually takes many years for children to understand the situation. They may spend part of their childhood and adolescence resenting the divorce and both parents. Continue reading →

3 Ways to Deal with the Guilt of Divorce

3 Ways to Deal with the Guilt of Divorce

No one goes into marriage thinking it will end in divorce. You get married and you picture a happily ever after. You know you and your spouse will have problems but you know you’ll overcome them together – until the time comes when those problems amount to more than you can bear. Continue reading →

Social Media Don’ts During Divorce

Social Media Don'ts During Divorce

Social Media can be our very best friend or our worst enemy. Remember how excited you were when Facebook connected you to your long lost second grade buddy? Now, imagine your mortification when a photo of you holding your middle fingers up at a photo of your ex-husband with devil horns drawn on his head circulates at your divorce proceeding. Continue reading →

Three Ways to Practice Self-Compassion During Divorce

Three Ways to Practice Self-Compassion During Divorce

“Self-nurturing is far more than pampering…it is about returning home to your heart.” Jennifer Louden

Moving through the divorce process undoubtedly leaves you feeling displaced and beat up. And maybe your greatest critic is yourself. Research increasingly shows that practicing self-compassion can help you be more resilient and generate more positive outcomes in the face of divorce. Kristin Neff, a leading voice in the study of self-compassion, identifies three elements of self-compassion:

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