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Thinking About Divorce

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Getting Divorced

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Kids, Coparenting and Single Parents

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Dating, Relationships and Sex

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Marriage and Second Marriage Advice

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Health and Wellness After Divorce
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10 Big Divorce Mistakes You Really Don't Want to Make

July 13, 2020 . Tiffany M. Hughes

During my entire career of being a divorce attorney, I’ve seen a lot when it comes to my clients. I’ve seen emotion that breaks my heart, kind gestures between parties that is inspiring, and yes, even love and friendship between a couple getting ...

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The Opening of Divorce Courts In Illinois: What That Could Mean For You

July 11, 2020 . Miriam Cooper

Good News! Divorce courts in Illinois are officially open. It has been a long, sometimes stressful few months for so many. With pressing legal issues and limited resources, those who have been waiting to have cases heard in court or addressed in non-...

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I thought We Had a Divorce Settlement Agreement. He Changed His Mind

July 7, 2020 . Karen Covy

A woman going through a divorce sent this email to me: I was so excited that my soon-to-be-ex finally emailed me and said that he agreed to accept my settlement offer. We finally had a divorce settlement agreement! But the next day he emailed me bac...

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Do You Have a Fear of Vulnerability? Here's Why You Shouldn't

July 5, 2020 . Jackie Pilossoph

When someone goes through a divorce or a long term relationship breakup, one of the many hard things about it is the feeling of insecurity because you are losing someone to whom you showed incredible vulnerability. Which...might cause you to have a f...

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The First Breakup After Divorce Hurts More Than The Divorce

July 2, 2020 . Jackie Pilossoph

Divorce is devastating. For everyone who goes through it. But there's something that I think might be even worse: the first breakup after divorce. What I mean is, when you get into your first serious relationship after the divorce and it ends. That's...

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