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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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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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How Kids Do In Divorce

HOW KIDS DO IN DIVORCE   We now have scientific ways to predict which couples will stay married and which will split with over 90% accuracy.  It depends a lot less on the severity of the issues dividing them than … Continue reading

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Stonewalling Doesn’t Work

Avoiding Divorce: Stonewalling Doesn’t Work Many studies have looked at divorce but only a few have asked: Why do marriages fail? University of Washington researchers have studied couples’ interaction and have charted the progress of their marriages over time. They’ve … Continue reading

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