Tag Archive for: stress of divorce

What Can A Divorce Therapist Do For You?

working with a divorce therapist

You’re tired of carrying the weight of your divorce on your shoulders and emotionally, you’re drained. Is is time to see a divorce therapist? Here are four ways counseling can help you get through your divorce with most of your sanity intact, as well as pointers on the type of therapist that may best match your needs. Read more

7 Ways To Stay Calm During Divorce Disagreements

How to Stay Calm During Divorce Disagreements

Telling someone who is undergoing a divorce — especially one that involves a custody dispute — to stay calm will generally evoke an “easy for you to say” response, perhaps with a few choice invectives thrown in for effect. Of course it’s preferable to stay calm; but how does one do that, exactly? How do you take the high road when your former spouse bad-mouths you, tries to turn your kids against you, gouges you financially, withholds child support, or in extreme cases, is physically violent? Read more

Anti-Valentine’s Day Songs: What’s On Your Playlist?

Mushy cards. Chocolate-filled hearts. Roses everywhere you look. In case you haven’t been keeping track of the calendar, it’s Valentine’s Day — a day that can inspire dread in anyone going through a divorce. How do you get through 24 hours celebrating love and romance, when your life is filled with anything but? Turn up the music! And we don’t just mean listening to happy tunes (though upbeat music can help). Inspired by Read more

Learning From Khloe Kardashian’s Divorce Stress: 3 Tips

On the outside, Khloe Kardashian has smiled for cameras and seemingly tried to keep it “business as usual” since she decided to file for divorce from husband Lamar Odom in late December. However, on last night’s season opener of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the reality star gave audiences a more candid look at what she’s going through, and it’s clear she’s under a lot of stress. Read more

3 Tips For Being Happy Living On Your Own

If you’re living alone now that you’re separated, you are actually not alone. According to a new study from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University, more people than ever are living by themselves, with the overall percentage of solo households more than doubling since 1960 from 13 to 27 percent. Read more

Preparing for Your First Solo Post-Divorce Thanksgiving

Whether you are separated or newly divorced, will this year mark the first Thanksgiving you will be celebrating without your spouse? Depending on your circumstances, you may be feeling relieved at not needing to “fake it” through another meal with your in-laws, sad and angry over the change in your cherished family traditions, unsure about what to expect when you show up at your parents’ house without your spouse…or some mix of all these things. Read more

Divorce Vacations!

With Labor Day coming up soon, it’s the perfect time for a long weekend getaway. And if you are separated or recently divorced? Taking a solo trip may exactly what you need to feel refreshed and ready to embrace your new life. Where should you head on your first “divorce vacation”? Travel + Leisure magazine recently named its “Best Places to Travel After a Divorce,” a list of 20 destinations in the U.S. and around the world that fit the bill for newly divorced travelers — from spa trips to surfing school with others fresh off a break up. Read more

Staying Healthy During Your Divorce

A lawsuit in New Jersey making headlines this week involves the widow of a 42-year-old lawyer who went into cardiac arrest and died at the Gloucester County courthouse. The wife of deceased attorney Peter Fiorentino Jr. is suing the county, alleging that negligence on the part of first responders was the cause of death. Read more

Can Divorce Improve Job Performance?

Legendary hedge fund billionaire Paul Tudor Jones recently up controversy over comments he made in front of a University of Virginia panel that life events, including becoming a mother and divorce, are career-stunting “killers” for Wall Street traders. Read more

Divorce & Co-Parenting Over Summer Vacation

Are you a co-parent? Then you know very well that the end of the school year and summer vacation are fast approaching with all the activities that entails.

It’s normal to feel a little stressed making the transition from the predictable schedule of the school to summer’s more relaxed pace. For divorced or separated parents, however, there is often added pressure as summer vacation forces parents to be in more frequent contact with one another. Read more