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Divorce may be inevitable, but children with resilient personalities do well

Couples with marital problems often try to work things out, for the sake of the kids, but a recent Swiss study found the consideration for the children only delays the inevitable, according to SwissInfo. “Parents are often too busy in the initial years, when the children are still dependent,” said Fabienne Stettler, a sociologist at [...]

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The Power in Choosing Love: The Deal on Remarriage and Stepfamilies

Let’s say a divorced woman with children marries a divorced guy. He has the best intentions when it comes to her children, but the kids come to her complaining about how he disciplines them. She approaches her husband and asks him to deal with them another way. She feels guilty, he feels like an outsider, [...]

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7 Ways to Beat Depression After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful life event, preceded only by the death of a spouse. And what is stress capable of? Expediting a severe bout of depression and anxiety to your limbic system (the brain’s emotional center) if you’re not careful. Acute and chronic stress, especially, undermine both emotional and physical health. In fact, [...]

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Study Finds Children Aren’t Distressed When Parents Argue and Solve Conflict

Conventional wisdom has always held that children suffer when parents argue, but one study has found that it might actually be good for children to see their parents argue if the disagreement is resolved the right way. Psychology researchers at the University of Notre Dame devised elaborate experiments to test the effects of marital conflict [...]

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Activities For Helping Children Deal With Divorce

The following article gives several examples for activities recommended to do with your child to help him or her cope with the divorce. Playing with your child and spending quality time together is key to dealing with this transition in your child’s life, and Earthquake in Zipland is intended for just that. Going through the [...]

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Digital Solutions Developed to Support Divorced Families

More than half of all marriages end in divorce, and the majority of these involve children, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Conflict between parents, before and after divorce, is associated with feelings of anger, helplessness, loneliness and guilt in children. Now, an online program created by University of Missouri researchers is teaching [...]

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Co-Parenting with a Litigious Ex

Question:  Ever since my ex husband got married (a year ago), he has started bringing every little item into court for litigation. In the past year alone, we have had about five court litigated issues. His lawyer represents him on a “limited scope” which means he accepts and drafts correspondence, but does not appear in [...]

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Divorce May Make You Sick

Study Finds Divorced and Widowed Adults Have 20 Percent More Chronic Conditions than Married People (CBS)  Can divorce make you sick? Yes, according to a new study that finds divorce and widowhood have a lingering, detrimental impact on health — even after remarriage. The study, scheduled to be published in the September issue of the [...]

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After Divorce: Happier, Stronger You

Identifying myself as a formerly married person didn’t work. But as a fabulous single woman, I’m smarter and sexier. Here’s how I found the smarter, sexier me. By Deborah Moskovitch  When I separated, although I didn’t realize it at the time, I had embarked on an adventure to some mysterious destination yet to be determined [...]

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Child Support: None This Month? Five Steps to Help Collect from Your Ex

You’re owed child support after a divorce, but the money isn’t coming. What can you do? This article provides instruction for collecting from a delinquent ex-spouse. Before contacting your child support attorney, first contact a tribal child support agency. Provide them with your divorce and child support details.

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