Article: Surviving a Toxic Divorce: Parental Alienation

By: Susan Shofer The most tragic component of a toxic divorce is parental alienation. Divorce is frightening for children because the family structure changes dramatically; a change that they have no control over. Children want and need to love both of their parents. Thankfully, most parents understand this. Sadly, there are parents who choose to involve their...

Article: Are You Your Child’s Friend or Parent?

By: Nathan Feiles, MSW, LCSW I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say this to their child, or how many times I’ve heard someone give advice to another parent saying, “you can’t be your child’s friend, you have to be their parent.” While there may not be one right way to raise...

Article: Dating after Divorce: Choosing Bad Isn’t Bad Luck

By: Jackie Pilossoph You’re on cloud nine. You thought dating after divorce was going to be a nightmare, but you were wrong! You found a great guy who you adore. He’s handsome, sensitive, kind, funny, athletic, attentive, charming, great with your kids, and in bed, he’s rocking your world. He’s even talking marriage! Then, the shoe drops....

Article: What is the Divorce Rate, Really?

By: Bella DePaulo, Ph.D. Is it true that about half of all marriages end in divorce? That should be an easy question to answer. After all, divorce is a very clear event that leaves an official paper trail. But the answer continues to be controversial, to this day. What are the current claims about the rate...

Article: How To Love & Care For Yourself Even When You Feel Totally Alone

By Margaret Paul | MindBodyGreen Have you ever felt alone and empty inside? I’m not referring to the kind of alone we feel when we are actually alone or when we are with someone who is withdrawn from us. I call this kind of alone “lonely.” We are lonely when we have love to share...

Article: 4 Signs You’re In a Toxic Relationship

By: Sheiresa Ngo When love goes terribly wrong, you may not always be aware of the signs. There are some toxic relationships that just engulf you to the point where you don’t even know you’re being treated horribly. Others may argue you chose to ignore the signs.Relationship expert Devin Walters said it’s important to recognize and deal with toxic behavior before...

Video: Why Courts Fail to Recognize Parental Alienation

Steven G. Miller, M.A., M.D., discusses why so many court “experts” fail to recognize Parental Alienation. Dr. Miller is a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School with over 30 years of experience in forensic medicine, and for 15 years directed a consulting group in forensic psychiatry.  ...

Article: How to Handle a Toxic Divorce

From Psychology Today The following is a guest post by Susan Shofer Most divorces begin with hurt. Both parties may point the finger at the other person for the demise of the marriage. Accusations of infidelity, mismanagement of money or intrusion of in-laws are relatively common. As the divorce process begins, there may be animosity and heated discussions as decisions regarding the...

Article: How To Succeed Financially During And After A Divorce

By: Mark Avallone Few people enter a marriage expecting it to end in divorce, but unfortunately, many marriages do. While no one wants to plan for a divorce, sound financial planning can help ease or protect against the financial effects of a divorce, should one come to pass. Below are 9 steps you can take...

Article: Coping With Divorce: 10 Ways to Feel GOOD Again!

By: Laine Ward Finding your way out of the darkness of a tumultuous divorce will take some time.  Don’t expect to begin feeling “good” about anything for a while.  It’s natural and, unfortunately, goes with the territory when faced with this life changing experience. Set small goals for yourself and repeat them, if necessary, daily....