Three Tips to Encourage Compromise in Divorce

Three Tips to Encourage Compromise in Divorce

When it comes to deciding how to divide property in a divorce, some people would just as easily choose a root canal without pain medicine over letting their former spouse get anything. Sometimes someone may be upset about the bigger picture and holding on to possessions might be a last ditch effort to hold onto something else. Sometimes someone feels so angry, he or she doesn’t want the ex to have anything. Continue reading →

Four Tips for a Successful Separation

Four Tips for a Successful Separation

If you are separated and struggling to make a decision about your marriage, you are likely swimming in the pool of ambivalence – fearful to end the marriage, yet unable to make changes to better the relationship. While in the short run ambivalence may feel safe, eventually it sets the stage for an unnecessary crisis. With some thoughtful goals and actions, a couple can use separation to avoid crisis and gain beneficial direction for their relationship. Here are a few healthy ways to use your time apart from each other: Continue reading →

Three Ways to Keep Your Past Out of Your Future

Creating New Relationships

Let’s be honest, divorce changes you in ways you may not even realize until much later in life. It can affect your expectations, warp your perspective and change you for the worse if you let it. If you don’t want your future to look like your past, get proactive about working through those thoughts and feelings leftover from your damaged relationship. Continue reading →

Safety Planning and Domestic Violence

Safety Planning and Domestic Violence

If you or someone you know needs to leave a spouse or partner because of domestic violence, it is important to plan ahead to keep safe. Domestic violence does not always stop just because a victim leaves the home. The most dangerous time for a victim is when he or she is actually preparing to leave or has just left because the abuser will feel the most threatened. Below are a few ways to plan ahead to help keep you and your family safe. Continue reading →

Three Tips for Writing a Parenting Plan

Three Tips for Writing a Parenting Plan

Going through a divorce can be very hard for everyone involved. On days when you feel that a lot is out of control– it’s likely that your children feel the same way. To help restore order and minimize the drama, parents can help by putting the new “rules of order” in writing. Continue reading →