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.
Divorce is hard at any time. Particularly difficult during the holidays. My former spouse told me he wanted to divorce on Thanksgiving Day and wanted to tell the kids at Christmas when they all came home. I just couldn't do that to them. What a way to ruin Christmas...
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Sometimes it's hard to know the right thing to do for children during divorce. It may be even harder to implement if it requires being civil to an Ex you'd rather never see again.
I usually write my newsletters about something I'm learning in my own life that I believe will also be of interest to you.
I'm several years out of my divorce and many more years out of my marital home and it's just starting to hit me. I'm sure I preemptively grieved the lost memories.