Gift Yourself the Space to Grieve

Gift yourself with the space and comfort to grieve. Allowing a good cry will help reduce the stress of divorce. Rather than bottling your emotions, let it go in a private, safe space. Repeat as needed.

Guidelines for Moving Forward in Divorce

Divorce can be one of the most tumultuous times in your life. Make it easy on yourself by following these guidelines for moving forward. Be Kind. Treat yourself with the same compassion and understanding you would show others. Set Boundaries. Set new rules for how you will feel and behave. Know when to walk away […]

Live your life for today. - Allison Pescosolido, M.A.

Divorce and Major Illnesses (Cancer, Heart Disease, Lung Disease and Stroke)

A new study by Amelia Karraker and Kenzie Latham (both at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research) shows that divorce amongst older married couples rises when the wife (not the husband) gets a disease.  The main illnesses being cancer, heart disease, lung disease and stroke.  An article in the University of Michigan’s Institute […]

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Identifying Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse (also referred to as psychological abuse or mental abuse) is defined by Wikipedia as “a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.” The National Domestic Violence Hotline warns that you may be in an emotionally abusive relationship if you partner exerts […]

Ben Harper’s Releases Album After Filing for Divorce

Ben Harper’s latest album, Give Till It’s Gone, releases just when Harper and soon-to-be ex-wife (actress Laura Dern) might be reconciling. The album is getting positive reviews. Los Angeles Times Music Blog reports “The lens of anger and regret, however, provides Harper a musical focus he’s never had.” Many of the songs express thoughts and […]

Learning From Elisabeth Moss and Fred Armisen: A Divorce After 10 Months of Marriage

Elisabeth Moss and Fred Armisen made their split official by filing for divorce last week. Only married for 10 months, Moss and Armisen’s split can only make us wonder if divorce is any less painful when the marriage was for a short time. When couples like Al and Tipper Gore or John and Elizabeth Edwards […]