Monthly Archives: June 2015

Children Who Resist Parental Contact

Dealing with children who resist parental contact after a separation or divorce may require “extensive and highly skilled services from mental health professionals.” Interest in the problem of alienated and/or estranged children increases, and parents face frustrations with the courts … Continue reading

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Spotting the Cheater

A study out of Florida State University supports the notion that some people can detect infidelity at first glance, but others stay in relationships for years and don’t see what is hidden in plain sight. “People can determine whether complete … Continue reading

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Three Kinds of Divorces

Many veterans of failed marriages view their divorces as high conflict because they argued and fought and experienced conflicts and confrontation; however, only few divorces are actually high conflict, according to Kathy J. Marshack, a licensed psychologist and family business coach. … Continue reading

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Advocating for Children in Parental Abduction

Abduction of children – even international abduction of children – is nothing new. A century ago two abducted French children captured headlines after surviving the sinking of the Titanic. Michel Marcel Navratil, 4, and his younger brother, Edmond, 2, were passengers on the Titanic … Continue reading

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The Four Horsemen of Divorce

Dr. John Gottman, a well-respected psychologist and marriage researcher, believes “working on your marriage every day will do more for your health and longevity than working out at a health club.” Dr. Gottman says an unhappy marriage can increase the … Continue reading

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Parenting Capacity

Parenting Capacity Assessments (PCAs) or Parenting Capacity Evaluations (PCEs) are a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of a parent’s risk for neglect and/or abuse. It combines specific and extensive interviewing, psychological testing, records review, and other data as necessary into a … Continue reading

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Sharing Housework Increases Chance of Divorce?

Couples who share the housework are more likely to divorce, according to a Norwegian study. Among “modern” couples who share the chores, divorce rates are higher than among couples where the wife does the lion’s share of the work. The … Continue reading

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Long Distance Parenting – The Custodial Parent’s Job

When one parent is custodial and the other is the long-distance parent, the custodial parent must support the relationship between the child and the distant parent. In this, good communication is essential. When one parent is a long-distance parent, the … Continue reading

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