Category Archives: Life After

Emotional Divorce Recovery

Research suggests that the emotional recovery from a divorce — particularly the notion that people feel better as soon as they adapt to their new lives — may be more complicated than expected. According to Dr. Richard Lucas at Michigan … Continue reading

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Divorce Undermines Health

Research at the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University suggests that, even after a person remarries, the harmful effects of divorce and widowhood linger causing health problems such as heart disease. “Among the currently married, those who have ever … Continue reading

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The (Un)Friendly Divorce

When marriages fail, divorcing spouses sometimes attempt to remain friends with an estranged partner through and after what is sometimes called “the divorce process. ” The dance of divorce usually begins with the leaver blindsiding the person who is left, … Continue reading

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Dealing With an Ex After Divorce

Communicating with a former spouse after divorce is a given when the marriage produced children. But how a former spouse manages this new relationship with his or her former spouse without slipping back into the same old habits lies in … Continue reading

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Unable to Move On After Divorce

Sometimes in a divorce a spouse becomes stuck, unable to move past the anger. Terri Orbuch, a psychologist and research professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and author of Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to … Continue reading

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The Upside of Divorce Hardship

The pain and suffering of divorce is not without reward, according to new research, which suggests that people who have suffered in the past savor things more in the present. The 2013 study, “From Tribulations to Appreciation,” was recently published … Continue reading

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Divorce Costs Thousands of Women Health Insurance Coverage

In the wake of divorce, about 115,000 women lose their private health insurance every year, according to a University of Michigan study, and they remain inadequately covered for more than two years after divorce. “Given that approximately one million divorces … Continue reading

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The Unwanted Divorce

Coping with an unwanted divorce can be very difficult. Many people facing a divorce not of their choosing find themselves depressed, tearful, and afraid.  Moving on seems like an insurmountable climb. Breakups hurt so much because it is a loss … Continue reading

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Budgeting after Divorce

According to William Donaldson, a certified financial planner and a certified divorce financial analyst, a failure to budget is one of the costly mistakes a person can make in a divorce settlement that can create financial devastation after the divorce. … Continue reading

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The Wobbly Wheel of Romance

That first trip down the aisle may be a person’s best chance at marital happiness. The more times a person is married, the greater the chances are that the next marriage (and subsequent marriages) will end in divorce. Census Bureau … Continue reading

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