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Emotional Recovery After Divorce

For most people, a divorce is a traumatic event. The word “trauma” comes from Greek and means “a wound”. In the 19th century, a psychological definition was added to the word to mean “an unpleasant experience which causes abnormal stress” (www.dictionary.com). Those who are wounded by divorce are just as much in need of recovery […]

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Does Divorce Scar Children For Life?

Children and divorce. We’ve all heard how devastating divorce can be for the children in the family. And many of us have known people in unhappy marriages who stay together “for the sake of the children”. They both want out of the marriage, but have heard the horror stories about children of divorced parents having […]

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Why Do People Get Divorced?

When people get married, they’re usually thinking about love, harmony and joyful hope for the future. Certainly not divorce. So for those couples who have decided to divorce, what happened between the honeymoon and that decision? Why do people get divorced? Of course there are many different reasons that people decide to part ways. But […]

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What Will Retirement Look Like Now That I’m Divorced?

Retirement. You may have been planning it for years, working out how you and your spouse will manage it financially and how you’ll be spending your more abundant free time together. You’re nearing retirement age when all of a sudden you find yourself going through divorce, and all your plans and dreams are shattered. What […]

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Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Divorce: Putting The Children First

Another celebrity couple calls it quits and opts for divorce; this time it’s singer Mariah Carey and America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon. The couple were married on April 30, 2008, and exactly three years later they welcomed twins Monroe and Moroccan into their family. But in August of this year, they confirmed that they […]

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Dealing With Child Custody Issues In Divorce

This article is contributed by Christine Marinkovich, our Divorce With Dignity owner affiliate in Broward County, Florida. As a divorce facilitator with the Divorce With Dignity Network, my role is to be a “library of resources” to those who are seeking an amicable divorce. I coach my clients through the process, assist them with all […]

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How To Tell If Your Kids Are Handling Divorce In A Healthy Way

I recently came across an article on the Huffington Post entitled “10 Signs Your Kid Is Handling Divorce in a Positive Way”, written by Rosalind Sedacca. I thought she made some great points on this important and helpful topic. I’ve summarized a few of these below, but I encourage you to read the orignal post […]

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When To Seek Therapy For A Divorce Process

Divorce With Dignity is a divorce facilitation service with the goal of getting people through their divorce in a holistic, cooperative, peaceful, and cost-effective way. One of the benefits we offer our clients is referrals for additional services they may need to make the divorce a smoother transition. For example, some clients may be in […]

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Is Peaceful Divorce Possible?

In “traditional” divorce proceedings, the divorce lawyers for each side are trying to get the best possible deal for their client, setting up by default an adversarial situation.  Contentions over custody, child support, finances, and property are usually aggravated by court proceedings and mean-spirited cross-examinations, setting up hostile conditions for years to come. I would […]

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Conscious Uncoupling – Paltrow & Martin’s Amicable Divorce

Several months back, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their split up on her blog, calling it “conscious uncoupling”. The couple, who have been married more than 10 years and have two children together, raised some eyebrows with their use of this phrase to describe their amicable parting.  Apparently it was not a well-known term, […]

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Do You Believe In Amicable Divorce?

People don’t often associate the word “amicable” with divorce, but we are hearing about amicable divorces in the news quite a lot these days. Some examples of celebrities who have managed to divorce without rancor and drama are Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz, Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe, and Courteney Cox & David Arquette. Fran […]

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Making The Divorce Decision

Divorce is a scary and overwhelming thing. Sometimes people know they are unhappy in their marriage, but have trouble deciding what to do about it. Should they stick with the “known”, or jump into the unknown territory of divorce? How does one go about making the divorce decision? One of our Divorce With Dignity referral […]