Monthly Archives: September 2013

Don’t Let Your Pet Become Another Casualty of Divorce

Abandoned pets is one of the many sad outcomes of divorce. Marital problems, conflict and ultimately divorce is behind a significant number of pet turn-ins for animal shelters every year. Often one spouse doesn’t want to take the dog or … Continue reading

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Divorce Recovery – Not a Race but a Roller Coaster

Divorce recovery is not a rushed process. Healing does not lend itself to a cost analysis, and the length of your marriage does not determine the speed of the recovery. Every person is different, and every situation brings its own … Continue reading

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Think Uncontested, No-fault Divorce

People contemplating a divorce walk two paths. One is the private emotional path that may take years to cover; the other is the practical path of the legal divorce. Someone contemplating a divorce should first ask whether or not he … Continue reading

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A Low Conflict Marriage Is “Good Enough”

Historian Pamela Haag, who is author of “Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses, and Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting the Rules,”  describes the ups and down that are normal to marriage. “One minute, you … Continue reading

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Academics Often Suffer During Divorce

Children of divorce suffer psychologically and frequently have lower academic achievement than children from intact families. Not only do they score lower on measures of self‑esteem and psychological adjustment than do children of intact families, or even than children living … Continue reading

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Infatuation Makes a Love Affair Intoxicating

A love affair is so intoxicating because infatuation fuels the relationship. Successful marriages migrate from infatuation to a committed love, but affairs fizzle when the infatuation ends. That intoxicating feeling of being in love blinds each person to the other … Continue reading

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Preventing an Infant from Being Adopted Without Consent

An unwed father must be proactive to prevent the involuntary adoption of his child because he has no absolute right to veto an adoption. In other words, the father must take action to preserve his right to veto an adoption. … Continue reading

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Smoking and Drinking Increase Divorce Risks

According to the Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education, smoking and drinking may increase the risk of a divorce. Based on research by Anneli Rufus, an author and journalist who explored the factors that indicate a couple is headed … Continue reading

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Siblings Could Reduce Divorce Risk

A new study suggests that people with more brothers and sisters are less likely to divorce than only children or those with one or two siblings. Each additional brother or sister a person has (up to about seven) reduces the … Continue reading

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Men Often Feel Cheated in Child Custody

When the court decides custody and visitation, many men leave the court feeling cheated. In the vast majority of cases, when custody is contested, courts award physical (or primary) custody to the mother, who becomes the custodial parent, and visitation … Continue reading

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