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ALS: Staying Together When Your Spouse Has A Chronic Disease

When one spouse develops a chronic disease, it’s almost as if a third party has entered the marriage. Serious illness changes the couple’s normal dynamic. Both spouses have to reorganize around this uninvited guest who forces them to change the way they work, run the household, have sex, spend their free time, and communicate. Read more

Study: Divorce More Likely When Wife Becomes Seriously Ill

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A new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior has found that when wives take ill, marriages are more likely to end in divorce. Read more

If Shelly and Donald Sterling Divorce, Who Gets the Clippers?

Basketball on the HardwoodShelly Sterling, wife of disgraced LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, is reportedly on the brink of filing for divorce from her husband of 60 years. She has signed divorce papers, sources say, but has not yet actually filed them — in part because those divorce papers could now become the key piece of leverage in the Sterlings’ fight against the NBA and bid to retain ownership of the Clippers. At issue? The Sterling Family Trust, which is the technical owner of the team. Read more

The Medicaid Divorce: How Splitting Up (On Paper) May Protect Your Partnership

Long-term illness can be brutal on a couple’s finances. When one partner is too sick to work, but the other can’t afford to pay for healthcare — something that often happens when one spouse has cancer, whether you have insurance or not — it can drain a family’s hard-earned resources. Read more