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12 Reasons NOT to Change Your Last Name After Divorce

12 Reasons NOT to Change Your Last Name After Divorce

Traditionally, women used to take their husbands’ last names when they got married and children born from these unions, got the father’s last name. In certain parts of the world it has been customary for generations to use both parents’ last names in hyphenated form for children.   Another growing trend is for women to […]

29th July 2016 | By More
In-laws to Outlaws

In-laws to Outlaws

When you get divorced, do you have to “divorce” your spouse’s friends and family – and vice-versa? Read some great tips for the divorcing couple and their families.     When Erica met Michael, she thought she’d died and gone to heaven. He was handsome, charming, and successful, and he loved her. To put the […]

12th June 2016 | By More
Happy Anniversary Dear Ex

Happy Anniversary Dear Ex

Today marks twenty one years since I committed myself to a marriage and raising a family. I know now, that I had no idea what I was letting myself into and the idealistic vows I made, originated from an earnest desire to be a loving wife to my husband and a dedicated mother to my […]

31st May 2016 | By More
Do You Give as Much as You Want?

Do You Give as Much as You Want?

Do You Give as much as You Want? Ever since I can remember, we’ve been taught to ask ourselves “What do I WANT from life?” We grow up constantly being prompted “What do you WANT to do with your life?” Everything we do revolves around getting exactly what we WANT. We are encouraged to WANT […]

26th May 2016 | By More
Excuses For Why We Failed At Love

Excuses For Why We Failed At Love

Excuses For Why We Failed At Love Watch this thought-provoking short film about the beautiful poem of Warsan Shire. It touches on so many of the reasons why our love relationships and marriages fail. There is never just one reason or one party to blame.. Warsan Shire is an inspiring Somali writer, poet and teacher, based in London UK. […]

18th May 2016 | By More
You don’t have to get Married

You don’t have to get Married

’…I’m not a big fan of marriage.   I think marriage takes really talented dreamers and creative beings that are capable of creating real change and puts them inside this widely accepted institution of marriage, where they will then spend most of their time, emotions, magic, and valuable energy trying to be «good» citizens and live up to the impossible «perfect marriage/perfect family» illusion that […]

9th May 2016 | By More
Why Women Initiate Most Divorces

Why Women Initiate Most Divorces

A recent study by the American Sociological Association found that women initiate two thirds of all divorces, a staggering 69% to be exact. An even higher rate of 90% of all divorces are initiated by college-educated women. This begs the following question: Why do women initiate divorce more than men? In my experience as a Women’s Empowerment Coach, […]

16th March 2016 | By More
Your Failed Marriage Was Still A Successful Relationship

Your Failed Marriage Was Still A Successful Relationship

“I know we met because of an ad on Craigslist,” he was saying, “But I’m new at this kind of thing and don’t really know the rules, so I’d like to ask you something.” It was a beautiful sunny morning in Tucson, Arizona and the stranger sitting across the restaurant table from me was, in […]

7th December 2015 | By More
A Father’s Loss – Moving Out

A Father’s Loss – Moving Out

A common divorce scenario for families with children, looks like this: Dad moves out of the marital home into a small apartment while Mom and the kids remain in the family dwelling. While it seems like a sensible option, it is important not to underestimate the severe sense of loss a father has to deal […]

23rd November 2015 | By More
Family Vacation after Divorce

Family Vacation after Divorce

From Divorce, a Fractured Beauty Happy families are not all alike. Picture this one. A mother and father sit on a beach on the Fourth of July with their two children, a boy, 6, and a girl, 4. The parents are just on the other side of 40, still relatively young, still relatively attractive. Their […]

8th October 2015 | By More