Author Archive: Fair Divorce

rss feed

Author's Website

Forgive Yourself

Forgive Yourself

Are you feeling guilty for not being able to make a success of your marriage? Do you resent yourself for the mistakes you made? Do you wish you handled things differently? Do you see the hurt in your child’s eyes and hate yourself for doing this to them? Do you believe you failed your child […]

6th July 2015 | By More
Divorce is the Worst

Divorce is the Worst

Allow your kids to go through the divorce, to get over it. I’ve made a children’s picture book about what it can feel like to go through a divorce or separation. Mine doesn’t try to convince kids that the divorce is for the best. Instead, it cuts to the chase about how empty and unhelpful […]

30th June 2015 | By More
The 5 Stages of Recovery following Divorce

The 5 Stages of Recovery following Divorce

The process that comes after a divorce can be broken into five primary steps. Each of the five stages of a divorce are vital to the recovery process if you really want to begin the next phase of your life in a healthy way. How long each phase will last varies significantly, depending on the depth […]

29th June 2015 | By More
Love Languages to help your child through divorce

Love Languages to help your child through divorce

We all “speak” different love languages and being aware of what they are, makes it so much easier to communicate with others and show how much we care about them. Talking to your child in his/her particular love language, can help you to connect and make them feel safe and secure in the knowledge that […]

25th June 2015 | By More
Parenting Plans

Parenting Plans

What is a Parenting Plan? A parenting plan is a written agreement between co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights, outlining in detail their respective responsibilities and rights of care, contact, guardianship and maintenance with regard to a child. What must a Parenting Plan deal with? A parenting plan may determine any matter in connection with […]

22nd June 2015 | By More
How to Handle Holidays

How to Handle Holidays

While holidays offer parents an opportunity for loads of quality time with their children, it also often involves issues such as fitting a vacation around the other parent’s schedule, giving up some time for the other’s sake, switching parenting roles while still having the usual responsibilities and not seeing your kids for a prolonged period […]

20th June 2015 | By More
5 Things That Every Stepmom Needs

5 Things That Every Stepmom Needs

I’ve learned a few things throughout my stepmom career. Perhaps the most important were how best to take care of myself while working, running a household and managing a family. I’ve compiled my best self-care strategies for all those stepmoms who need the Cliff’s Notes version.    1. Girlfriends Ladies, I hate to break it to […]

16th June 2015 | By More
Father’s Day tips for Divorced Moms

Father’s Day tips for Divorced Moms

. If you or your ex-spouse are one of those skeptics, arguing that it is just another money-making gimmick, take a moment to read and reflect on these notes. Read Mother’s Day Tips for Divorced Fathers On father’s day, we have the opportunity for an annual show of honour and appreciation for fathers – not […]

8th June 2015 | By More
Children’s Books on Divorce

Children’s Books on Divorce

  Check out these wonderful children’s books about divorce and blending families, to read with your child:     Reading together is a special time for any child and therefore a perfect opportunity to address issues around your divorce in a relaxed atmosphere. Encourage your child to voice opinions and ask questions as you progress […]

5th June 2015 | By More
WHY I’M DOING THIS & HOW IT WORKS

WHY I’M DOING THIS & HOW IT WORKS

Growing up with divorce and a blended family, presented many obstacles. Then I got married and stepped into my own instant blended family with my husband, his child, his ex-wife and both their families. It was challenging and rather problematic at times. As the years went by, we had two more children and eventually ended up […]

5th June 2015 | By More