Article: What Therapists Don’t Tell You about Divorcing A High-Conflict Personality

By: Virginia Gilbert, MFT Therapists are trained to help clients become self-aware and authentic. For people who grew up in invalidating environments, where they learned to suppress their feelings and needs in order to be accepted, therapy can be life-altering. Competent therapists who provide a corrective emotional experience can make it possible for people who...

Article: Why You Should Make Time for Self-Reflection (Even If You Hate It)

Written for Executives, but applies to anyone. By: Jennifer Porter When people find out I’m an executive coach, they often ask who my toughest clients are. Inexperienced leaders? Senior leaders who think they know everything? Leaders who bully and belittle others? Leaders who shirk responsibility? The answer is none of the above. The hardest leaders to...

Article: Child or Weapon? The Psychological Dynamics of Parental Alienation

By: Sharie Stones, MBA, CATC-V, LPCC-I Parental alienation syndrome (PAS), a term coined by Richard A. Gardner in the 1980s, describes a condition—usually generated in the context of divorce or child custody disputes—in which a parent creates an alliance with their child against the other (non-abusive, nurturing, protective) parent. The child, influenced in part by the alienating parent,...

Article: Divorce Court: What Is A Motion?

By: Cathy Meyer Question: Divorce Court: What Is A Motion?Answer: A motion is a legal action your divorce attorney uses in order to get your particular issue into a courtroom and in front of a judge. For instance, once you file your original petition for divorce your attorney may file a motion with the court requesting an order for temporary child...

Article: Dating After Divorce: What If I Choose Wrong Again?

By: Lease on Love Blog When we decide to step back into the dating world, we come face-to-face with our greatest fear of all… What if we choose wrong again? This fear kept me single for more than 15 years and had me swear off marriage just to make sure I was never trapped with...

Article: The Psychiatrist’s Role in Divorce Custody Battles

By: William Bernet, M.D. “Arnold” and “Betty” were married for 10 years and had two children. When they divorced, they could not agree on the custody and visitation arrangements for the children. Although they previously loved each other and still had sincere respect for each other, they were gearing up to make extremely angry allegations...

Article: Should You Stay or Go? | The Intelligent Divorce

By: Mark Banschick, M.D. Should you stay or go? It is presumptuous to tell a person when to stay or leave a difficult relationship. It’s a deeply individual choice and only you get to decide in the end if you were right or not. That being said, let’s look at how things go wrong in a...

Article: Love and Money: 6 Signs of Financial Abuse You Shouldn’t Ignore

By: Sheiresa Ngo When you think of domestic violence, your first thought might be of someone who is being physically abused. However, there are other serious forms of violence that take place at home. One form of abuse that is not discussed as often is financial abuse. During financial abuse, the abuser engages in destructive behavior...

Article: What Is Parental Alienation?

By: Richard Warshak, Ph.D. Most children whose parents live apart from each other long for a good relationship with both parents and want to be raised by both. In my own studies, and those of other researchers, children say that the worst part of divorce is that they do not get to spend enough time...

Article: “We Need To Talk” – How To Ask For a Divorce

You’ve tried and struggled, gone to couple’s therapy and all the rest, but you just can’t make your marriage work. How do you ask for a divorce? That’s an awkward conversation no one really wants to have. Okay, it’s one you probably want to have. Or at least you want the result that comes from...