Category Archives: Divorce

Goodbye Wife

How Love Ends   A tragedy walked into my office.  This man arrived a year late.  His wife is leaving.  She’s decided she doesn’t love him anymore and she can’t go on living this way.  And he’s devastated. Last year … Continue reading

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Age of Children and their Divorce Reaction

HOW CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE INFLUENCES THEIR RESPONSE TO DIVORCE   There are many factors that contribute to a child’s response to their parents’ divorce.  It’s hard to predict how any one child will react but a major factor is the … Continue reading

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Positive Aspects of Divorce

THE POSITIVE DIVORCE   While divorce can be a hardship for kids, it can also be the best thing you could do for them.  Put simply, there are some marriages that just don’t deserve to live.  If you can’t or … Continue reading

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When to Pull the Plug on Love

WHEN TO END A RELATIONSHIP   It was Woody Allen who said a relationship is like a shark; it must keep moving forward or it dies.  I think this is true with one important difference.  A relationship can live dead … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Kill Love

THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE MARITAL APOCALYPSE   It has become pretty apparent by now that one of the chief causes of our society’s ills is the breakdown of the family.  The key to stabilizing families is making marriage work.  … Continue reading

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Staying Together for the Kids

STAYING TOGETHER FOR THE KIDS   People who are unhappily married frequently tell me they would like to stay together for a few more years–until the kids grow up.  They believe, correctly, that their divorce will destabilize the kids and … Continue reading

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Marital Crisis–and Beyond

MARITAL CRISIS—AND BEYOND       There comes a time in most marriages when the bottom falls out.  The entire relationship is called into question.  Usually, one partner feels this more strongly than the other. The less affected partner feels puzzled and … Continue reading

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Adult Children of Divorce

ADULT CHILDREN OF DIVORCE   Divorce is a life-wrenching experience for both adults and children.  The adults at least have some control over their lives and the ability to understand what really happened.  After all, it’s their divorce.  But the … Continue reading

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Impact of Divorce on Kids

IMPACT OF DIVORCE ON KIDS   Some think that the forty-year rise in the divorce rate was a terrible thing.  I say “was” because that rise now seems to have leveled off at just under fifty-percent.  Maybe it’s not so … Continue reading

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Parenting After Divorce

PARENTING AFTER DIVORCE     We tend to think that divorce is always bad for kids and that the traditional family structure–Mom, Dad and the kids–is the best thing for them.  But when there is chronic conflict between parents or … Continue reading

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