I realize not everyone can sit down and get a cooperative parenting plan with the other parent, but it’s vital for parents to have realistic expectations about how a custody battle will impact their family. No matter how strongly a parent feels they are doing the right thing, children suffer when their parents fight over them.
We all know that divorced families are pretty common these days. All of us know people this has affected, and for many, we are the ones in the midst of it ourselves. Divorce is never easy, not for any of the parties involved. Even in the most amicable divorce, which is really quite rare, there […]
Every marriage has its problems. When two lives are merged into one, and shared finances and parenting become complicated, arguments tend to increase and this becomes problematic. The truth is, though, that most of these arguments happen about very certain and predictable issues. If more couples would take the time to address many of these […]
Marriage and kids go together like peanut butter and jelly. Most of us dreamed about having this far back into our own childhoods. Whenever we would think about our futures or what being a “grown-up” would like in our own lives, it usually included marriage and children. These were happy dreams that we had, with […]
Marriage can be hard. It can be really hard. Perhaps, it’s harder than anything you even imagined. How did you go from marital bliss to feeling so angry at each other all the time? Well, life happened. Work, children, household obligations, carpools, cooking, and so on and so on and so on. People get overwhelmed […]
Every day in my office, I see couples trying to improve or even save their marriages. So often, I hear people tell me that they’re trying so hard to please their partner, but just seem to never be able to make them happy. I always ask what it is that they have tried, and I […]
So here you are, in this place you never would have imagined so many years ago when you were in love and walked down that aisle. But it happened…your marriage ended, and now you find yourself a divorced, single parent, and haven’t a clue about what to do next. You haven’t been on a date […]