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Celebrating Actively Involved Divorced Dads

As Father’s Day approaches, let’s take a moment to celebrate caring, actively involved divorced and divorcing dads: Fathers who put their children first even when their marriage is falling or apart or has ended Dads who recognize and acknowledge their ex’s strengths instead of bashing them in front of their kids Fathers who keep a […]

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Clearing The Emotional Stuckness Of Divorce

The issues which come up in a marriage generally seem like they’ll go away if we can just be done with that relationship! You naturally expect that you’ll be done with feelings like anger at being abused, or sadness from being discounted, or even jealousy driven by a spouse’s affair. This belief is one of […]

Gwyneth Paltrow, left, and Chris Martin are seen at the 3rd Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff /Invision/AP)

Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin – Amicable Divorce Still Working

Two years ago we published a blog article about the decision made by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin to split up, and to do so in a peaceful and friendly manner. Calling it “conscious uncoupling”, the couple who had been married more than 10 years made the effort to create an amicable divorce for the […]

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Litigated Divorce – An Expensive And Traumatic Choice

I was reading the other day about a particular litigated divorce case which resulted in a 36-day trial and $500,000 in lawyer fees. That's half a million dollars! The divorcing individuals were not wealthy – he worked as a police officer and she had a part-time computer-based business, so those legal fees had a huge […]

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Going Through The Mediation Process Can Make Divorce Less Painful

Divorce is never easy, that goes without saying, but there are ways to make it a little less painful for everyone involved. One of these is undertaking the mediation process. Mediation can be a great way to ease both partners through the difficult journey that signals the end of a once loving marriage. Of course, […]

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How To Talk With Your Kids About Divorce

One of the hardest things for parents who are divorcing to do is find the best way to tell their children. We’ve asked Jill Valenti, a Family Counselor & Parenting Coach, to share some ideas about how to talk with your kids about divorce. Jill has been certified to lead the Quality Parenting Program, is […]

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How To Survive The Holidays While Going Through a Divorce

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but when the holidays roll around the stress can be greatly intensified. Who will the children spend the holidays with? How will you cope with the emphasis on family during this time of year, when yours is broken up? If you are newly divorced or going through the […]

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Divorce Without Court: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

After 10 years of marriage, Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced they will be divorcing. The following joint statement was released on June 30, 2015, one day after they celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love […]

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Dealing With Divorce: Some Helpful Hints

What is divorce? That’s a good question and one that many couples don’t stop to consider closely enough before jumping into the process. In legal terms, divorce is the legal action taken to bring about the dissolution of a marriage. In other words, it is the formal end of a marriage. Emotionally, it is very […]

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Change And Transition In Divorce: Making It Work For You

Part of the Divorce With Dignity service is to offer our clients referrals to other professionals who can help them get through the difficulties of divorce and rebuild their lives. Today we are pleased to present a guest blog from Sue Kessner, MS, LPCC and Herb Kessner, PhD, who offer counseling, coaching, and workshops designed […]

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Divorce Forgiveness Rituals

As our name implies, the mission of Divorce With Dignity is to provide divorce assistance, support and facilitation for those who would like to have an amicable divorce with dignity and civility. An amicable divorce starts with the willingness of the couple to forgo bitter, argumentative court proceedings in favor of peaceful negotiations, and then […]

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Dating after divorce

For someone who has recently gone through a divorce, the thought of dating after divorce can feel quite daunting and can bring up a whole slew of different emotions – fear, apprehension, low self-esteem, feeling “broken”, reluctance to trust someone again, etc. Can these negative feelings be overcome? How does one jump back into the […]