I just witnessed the failure of a collaborative divorce case for the first time. It is disheartening. They will now be going to court with their own lawyer.
Everything Falls Apart Piles of mud, chain link fence, equipment yet to be assembled, a sharp contrast to where the new and pristine playground I saw today. It was fenced off and under construction for months. I imagine the
Mapping Your Divorce Support Resources Ending a relationship without a solid emotional divorce support net in place is quite daunting. You will be required to make some of the most important decisions of your life—decisions that impact your future,
When Your Ex is Non-Compliant It wasn’t easy, but you made it. Maybe you had an attorney to help you, maybe you didn’t. Some how, some way, the day arrived where…you finally got divorced. What a day that was…bitter
The Holidays and Struggling Relationships I recently heard that two weeks before Christmas is when most relationships break up. At the same time I learned that the 2-week-before Christmas mark also has the highest suicide rate and is the
Are you brand new to divorce? Are you wondering where to start? There are so many things to think about it can be overwhelming. For many of us a divorce is unfamiliar legal territory and we’d like some help making good
Dumped and Feeling Abandoned In a previous post I mentioned two types of folks who have the most difficulty getting through divorce. The first type is mothers (and sometimes fathers) facing the empty nest. The second, which is the
Forgive Yourself Energy is a funny thing. When you have it, you don’t think much about it. When you don’t, it seems like a most precious commodity. I haven’t had much of that precious substance lately. Too tired to exercise.
As usual, I seek the symbolism or metaphor in such an event. I imagine those of you who are divorcing can relate deeply to being caught in a current that has a life of its own, leaving a wake of destruction. A life rearranged after its passing. Piles of...
I have such respect for the people I work with. They are right up against it. "It" being, “Should I go, or should I stay?” Or, “I’m on my own, now what?” Or, “How the ‘H’ am I ever going to get through this?” Or, “I am so overwhelmed...