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Marriage and Politics

In an op ed piece in the New York Times recently, Arthur C. Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, wrote that the polarization of politics is leading people to act with contempt towards those with whom we disagree. In reading that piece, I couldn’t help thinking that many of […]

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Traveling Without Your Children

When you are preparing for your dream vacation, just you and your honey on the trip of your dreams, with Grandma or Best Friend taking care of your children, you will have much greater peace of mind if you provide the person caring for your child with certain important documents and information. If you do […]

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How to Prepare for Difficult People

How is your holiday going? If you separated or divorced this year, you need to make advance plans on how you will cope with difficult people during the holidays. So when nosy Aunt Ruth asks how much alimony you are getting or cousin Ralph tries to tell you how to hide assets to make your […]

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Want to Know How to Feel Better with Your Situation? Be Grateful

Divorced? Spouse Has the children this holiday? Don’t get sad; get grateful. When you are going through a divorce or separation or just a hard time, the world comes crashing down and it is difficult to see the good things that are going on around you. A custody action is even more stressful. And when […]

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When Divorce May Actually Be Healthier Than Marriage

If you are in a marriage where you never know how your spouse is going to react, it may actually be hazardous to your health. There has been a long held general belief that marriage is healthier for a person than divorce; that a separation is not as healthy as togetherness. However, the results of […]

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Posting to Social Media by Young Teens

Young teens in a divorce or separation often have a cell phone because it is a way for both parents to stay in touch with the child and for working parents to know their young teen is safely home from school. In fact, many custody orders and separation agreements include terms requiring a child to […]

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New Holiday Traditions after a Divorce

Parents who separate or divorce need to make new traditions, unfortunately they often spend the holidays listening to Elvis croon “Blue Christmas” over and over. But separation and divorce do not have to turn you into the Grinch, causing you to hate the holidays. You can keep what you liked about the holidays before your […]

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