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Moving Forward from Temporary Crisis - Like a giant wave crashing over a surfer, life events can upend and disorient even strong and capable people. Fear can mix with grief resulting in panic and exhaustion. Principles used in solution-oriented consulting can help chart a path and establish hope in hard times...
It Only Has to Hurt a Little - You just spent 9 of the worst months of your life, but it's almost over. You had no idea divorce could be so painful. Your spouse, your partner, is now your worst enemy. You expected there would be a war, but you had no idea how ugly it would become...
Announcing your Divorce on Facebook - Is it a good idea to announce your divorce on Facebook? Despite the fact that everyone knows someone who has gotten divorced, many couples are reluctant to tell their family and friends that they are splitting up. Moreover, they wonder what is the best way to let others know of this big change in their lives?...
Divorce During the Holidays - Sometimes couples who are divorced or divorcing feel additional stress this time of year. Families may have had long-established holiday rituals - every year, we go to this person’s house for Thanksgiving, here for Christmas, there for Hanukkah, etc...
Divorce - The Dawn of a New Day - Facing divorce and separation in the New Year is an opportunity to define a New You. What does it look and feel like? Answers may not be clear at first, but the process of defining your life and creating the picture of moving forward is often helpful. Many find divorce creates a need to redefine the picture, or fantasy, of what we thought our life would look like
Emotional Roller Coaster of a Divorce - Divorce can be one of the most devastating events in a person’s life. It adversely affects either spouse to some degree, even if the one spouse wants the divorce. A divorce is like a death; it is a death of a marriage and both husband and wife go through a grieving process as if they were grieving the death of a loved one...
Dating After Divorce – 5 Simple Rules - Once the dust has settled and you’re over the major hump of getting divorced, it’s natural to start considering dating again. But how can you really know if you’re ready? How can you make sure you don’t make the same mistakes again?...
Reentering the Workforce After Divorce - Divorce brings many changes. One of the most difficult is for a spouse that sacrificed career and work to manage the home and family. Divorce creates an obligation to participate in creating income while transitioning from a single household to two households...
Coping With Divorce - Tips for Dealing with Change - One of the most difficult things about divorce is the many significant life changes that come along with it. Suddenly you may find yourself looking for a new place to live, having to get back into the workforce, managing your finances on your own or adjusting to a visitation schedule with your kids...
Cohabitation After Divorce - It’s Possible - Given the current state of the economy, it’s not surprising that more and more couples are choosing to continue living together even after they divorce. Cohabitation after divorce may seem like a strange even impossible concept for some former couples, but for others, it’s completely doable...
When is a Final Divorce, Final? - Interestingly the impact and finality of divorce is different for not only each individual and each couple, but for everybody involved in their lives. From the inside looking out, individuals go through the grief and loss of divorce in multiple phases...
Post-Divorce Dating - While much has been written about dating and re-partnering after divorce, there is scant research on the specifics of dating and the impact on the children. Research suggests 80% of parents are dating in some form within one year of filing for divorce...
3 Reasons to Make Some New Friends After Divorce - If you are having a hard time with your divorce, you should focus on finding some friends to help you through it. Even if your current group of friends is supportive, it is a good idea to seek out new relationships as you go through this ordeal
3 Tips for Dating After Divorce - It can be tempting to start dating again soon after divorce, especially if you are not used to being alone. But you should follow some guidelines for dating after divorce. Otherwise, you may find yourself not only heartbroken again, but also facing consequences in court
Dating While Divorcing - "Is it okay if I go out on a date?" asked my client, "John". He had filed for divorce and taken his own apartment. After fighting with my wife for two years, "I'd like be to be with someone who is glad to have me around...
Post-Divorce Transitions for Children - As summer winds down and the school year begins, newly separated families often worry about the impact on children who going back to school for the first time after parents separate. How will they do? What will they say? Will teachers, staff and other students notice, bring up or tend to the changes in your child’s family situation?...
The Courage to Accept Your Marriage is Over - The courage to accept that your marriage is over is the first step towards building your new life and creating new dreams. Does it hurt? Heck yeah. Are you in pain? Absolutely. The question is, how long do you want to stay stuck there?...
How Will My Separation Affect My Children? - The separation of a divorcing couple is a draining experience for the entire family. The emotional toll of separation can have consequences that manifest themselves in children’s social and academic lives. The result of this severe stress can negatively impact a child’s grades, friends, state of mind, and even physical well-being...
Coming Home to Yourself - Creating Your Sanctuary - Separation and divorce are often experienced as an overwhelming loss. Not only have you lost a partner, friend, and lover, you may also feel as if you are losing your sense of self. The purpose of this article is to suggest a steadying course of action that will guide you in the discovery of the person you most want to be...
The Four Phase Theory of Divorce - Phase Four - Post Divorce - Previously we discussed the phases of divorce encompassing the decision to divorce, the process of divorcing, and arriving at the transition stage which describes the shift from interdependency and joint decision making toward independent choices based on a single life
Divorce Depression - Coping with divorce depression can often seem like it is more than one person can tolerate. You may at times feel like a failure and that you are all alone and always will be. For some, the depression that often follows a divorce can completely disrupt a person’s life
My Next Amazing Life....Life Altering Decisions - Divorce is the life altering process. It is the dissolving of a relationship that was brought together in the act of marriage binding two people together; a relationship that was going to last forever...
Discovering Our Purpose: With the Help of a Coach - During these difficult times, coaching helps people trying to find some purpose in their lives. To help people to gain their power of choice, coaching teaches them to be aware of the possibilities, to regain self-esteem, to regain purpose, and find who their meant to be...
Women: Get The Most Out of Life After Divorce - Creating images from the past, I visualize a mysterious forest. My feet are trapped in the bottomless mud of the earth. I am miniature, unaccompanied and weak as I attempt to study my surroundings. However, there are obstacles in my way...
Man, Woman, Divorce, Recovery - In this era of political correctness and gender blindness, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of real world experience. The trauma of divorce and rate of recovery should be the same for men and women. But, the hard facts reveal that it is not...
Moving Beyond Your Divorce: Acceptance - There is no single more powerful stumbling block to moving beyond our divorce into a new life than the inability to accept our new reality. Acceptance is the hardest part of the divorce recovery process...
Divorce Recovery: Releasing the Toxic Emotions - The way to recover and thrive after divorce is simple: Until you can release the toxic emotions surrounding your divorce, it is impossible for you to move forward in life and be happy. It takes enormous commitment and effort but it can be achieved...
Recovering from Divorce: Honoring the Truth - Do you remember the old adage that states there's your side, there's my side and then there's the truth? If we were totally honest with ourselves, we too could see the truth of any situation...
Divorce and Its Effects on Kids - A separation or divorce will inevitably have a profound effect upon children, and at times it can even be devastating to them. The "good news" is that divorce needn't leave long-lasting psychological scars, and a lot depends on how you handle things. Take heart in knowing that you can make an enormous difference in how the children fare...
Overcoming Divorce Trauma - As is typical in practically every divorce, your children are usually the last know. Even when a marriage is fraught with discord, children generally hold onto the wish that their parents will somehow manage to stay together, or, like The Parent Trap, they can engineer a modicum of a truce...
Severed Roots-Becoming Whole After Divorce - Well in my attempt to create my home version of this I embarked on the task of separating a little Peace Lily so that I could have the perfect portion to insert into the vase. Although the Lily appeared to have three distinct stalks when I got to the root system it was only one root system. I tugged and pulled to no avail. In order to separate the roots I had to cut them apart...
Life After Divorce: How Coaching Can Help Men Rebuild Their Lives - Of all the major life changes we can experience, divorce is one of the most challenging - especially when children are involved. Like any crisis, divorce also presents us with opportunity - a chance to start anew...
Dating as a Single Parent - What are the qualities that a single parent should look for in someone they are deciding to date?...


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