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Love After Love, Love after Divorce

Love After Love (by Derek Walcott, recipient of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature), is a reminder that you are enough.   The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome,   and say sit here. […]

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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 […]

08.19.13

Co Parenting Strategies

Co Parenting Strategies 1. MaintainConsistency. Set boundaries and routines for daily practice. Choose quality time of quantity. 2. Share Parenting. Set routines for visitation and exchange. Even when you can’t look at your ex, be sure to send an email with important family issues. Be a role model for good behavior. Act the way you […]

07.11.13

5 Tips for Single Parenting

5 Tips for Single Parenting Generate Support. Hire a babysitter, get family to help, join other parenting groups to give yourself support. Involve Your Children. Assign chores, ask the kids to help, teach them new skills around the house. Organize Your Life. Use structure as a tool to maintain sanity. Maintain Firm Boundaries. Keep firm […]

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5 Tips for Co-Parenting After Divorce

Divorce affects the whole family. It causes parents to worry about children in ways they never thought they would. As the relationship between a couple change from souse to ex, so does the parenting relationship. Whether you agreed on parenting styles before separation or parenting was one of the primary issues in your divorce, your […]