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. […]

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 […]

Be Your Own Hero and Save Yourself

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 […]

Relationship Cleanse

Relationship Cleanse

“I’ll be alone forever” is simply the biggest lie that you can ever tell yourself.  Unless that is, you have the desire to be alone forever. Then you can probably make that happen. A good relationship is a dream that you can make come true. Here’s how:   1. Detox Your Past Relationships. Cleanse the […]

Real Estate Broken

The Nuances of Dividing Investments in Divorce

Dividing assets in divorce is not as cut and dry as it might seem, especially when it comes to retirement and investment accounts. The Wall Street Journal posted an excellent piece today titled “If Divorcing, Divide Investments with Care.” Lisa Ward states three important points: know what you own, weigh dividing retirement accounts, and be diligent […]

Socks Divorce Detox

Finding Gratitude and Appreciation

Pablo Neruda’s Ode to My Socks teaches us to appreciate the little things in life. Harvard Medical School’s Newsletter in 2011 stated “In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.” […]