Credit problems are not uncommon during divorce and frequently arise because most people don’t realize that creditors are not legally bound to abide by a final decree of divorce. That is, a judge’s order does not override what is owed to a certain creditor and there are many potential problems if one spouse does not follow the court order. Continue reading →
Your friend who is getting divorced will definitely experience worry and fear at some point. At best, these feelings are there to protect, and even motivate. However, unrelenting and/or irrational worry can be paralyzing. When helping your friend deal with the stress of divorce, how can you tell if anxiety has tipped from healthy to unhealthy levels? And what can you do to help her cope? Continue reading →
Divorce can cause anxiety and fear in most anyone affected by it. Of course, children are usually hyper-sensitive when it comes to this topic. If your child has a friend whose parents are divorcing, sometimes it can create fear within your child. This is completely normal as most likely this is an unfamiliar situation.
Communication is key to keeping your family harmonious. Take some time to talk to your child about it. Make the talk age-appropriate. What you might say to a teenager is definitely different than what you might say to a kindergartner. Continue reading →
Whenever I’m going through something difficult, it’s far easier to focus on what’s wrong with my life than what’s right. But I find that when I make myself focus on the good instead of the bad, I feel a whole lot better, in general. Studies have proven that positive people live longer, more fulfilling lives. However, it’s only natural to feel hopeless and desperate while going through a life-changing divorce, so your friend is going to need constant support and cheerleading from you. Here are some ways to help her “look on the sunny side of life.” Continue reading →