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Divorce Contributes to High School Dropout Rate

Divorce Contributes to High School Dropout Rate

After the experience itself, children of divorce face a lot of difficulties. Their lives can change drastically, and given their age, they do not necessarily have a lot of input on the matter. It’s when they start getting older, their opinions on the matters at hand start surfacing, causing emotional reactions and behaviours. High school […]

24th March 2017 | By | Reply More
How I Coped with my Parents’ Divorce as an Adult

How I Coped with my Parents’ Divorce as an Adult

“Your father’s gone.” I was sitting on the edge of my bed, pulling on a pair of socks, getting ready for work as a temp in a publishing house, when my mum phoned. I was 23, had just got my first job since graduating that summer, and was feeling like an Actual Grown-Up at last. […]

13th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Switching Schools is Difficult for Children of Divorce

Switching Schools is Difficult for Children of Divorce

For children of divorce, routines can be a safety net, which allows individuals to escape the harsh realities of parental discord. They seek comfort in the mundane, day-to-day activities of school, but for many children of divorce, their lives are being upended through moving to a new house and switching to a new school. It’s […]

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7 Ways Infidelity Destroys Your Children

7 Ways Infidelity Destroys Your Children

When you decide to be unfaithful to your partner, you also decide to destroy your children. The day I held my daughter for the first time, an immense (almost impossible to bear) sense of responsibility came into my life. Her sky-blue eyes looked at me intensely as if to say: “Here I am, now you […]

26th January 2017 | By More
Two Books about Divorce

Two Books about Divorce

. Recognised as an Exemplary Christian Self-Help Book by the Illumination Book Awards, Peace after Divorce: Choosing Concrete Actions Rooted in Faith, helps you with real-life issues to change your life for the better. . Author Renee Smith Ettline, founder of After Divorce Ministries, shares her own painful experiences of divorce and her journey to […]

28th October 2016 | By More
Parental Alienation – A Measuring Tool

Parental Alienation – A Measuring Tool

Have you ever been so angry and frustrated about being alienated from your child(ren), that you wished there was a way to prove that Parental Alienation is actually real and happening in your life and use that proof to put a stop to it? Here is your chance to get your circumstances recorded anonymously and contribute […]

8th September 2016 | By More
Why and How to Buy Your Ex a Gift

Why and How to Buy Your Ex a Gift

More often than not, separation and divorce leaves a bitter taste in our mouths. The last thing we want to do, is lavish our ex with gifts. However, the positive energy that emanates from giving something in good faith, might just be what you need to establish a good relationship for the future. . Why? […]

29th August 2016 | By More
The Superpower of Shared-Custody Kids

The Superpower of Shared-Custody Kids

Is shared custody really in the best interest of the child? It might pose short-term challenges but definitely proves to have benefits in the long run. This is a very inspiring story of someone who’s been there. . At 5:25 p.m., my mother pulled into our driveway. I saw my dad’s Cadillac waiting for us and glanced […]

15th July 2016 | By More
10 Signs Your Kid Is Handling Divorce Well

10 Signs Your Kid Is Handling Divorce Well

We all know divorce can take its toll on both parents and their children. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Parents who focus their love and attention on safeguarding their children’s well-being, who provide security, make sound decisions and keep their children away from adult conflict and anxiety, have children that grow up […]

23rd May 2016 | By More
10 Ways Children of Divorce Love Differently

10 Ways Children of Divorce Love Differently

Even the experts have trouble agreeing, but the divorce rate for first marriages is believed to be about 45%. As a Family Law Attorney, I see families at all of the different stages of the divorce process. Ending an unsatisfactory relationship isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but there is no denying that it has an […]

21st February 2016 | By More