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Thinking About Divorce

Thinking About Divorce

Getting Divorced

Getting Divorced

Kids, Coparenting and Single Parents

Kids, Coparenting and Single Parents

Dating, Relationships and Sex

Dating, Relationships and Sex

Marriage and Second Marriage Advice

Marriage and Second Marriage Advice

Health and Wellness After Divorce

Health and Wellness After Divorce
15 Survival Tips For Those Going Through a Divorce
Naked and Terrified

My Ex Moved On And It Hurts. Of Course it Does.

November 21, 2019 . Lisa Kaplin

From a reader: I need some advice. My ex moved on and it hurts. When he was in denial going through our divorce, we still spoke a lot. He promised that he'd always be there for me-- "you'll see, whether we're together or not, I'll be there.” He bou...

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The Importance of Trust In A Relationship

November 18, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

This post offers dating advice as it relates to the importance of trust in a relationship. Let me back up. In a recent Facebook message, someone posted: “If you could write a note to your younger self, what would you say in two words?” Some of...

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You Got This, Girl! 10 Single Mom Dating Tips

November 15, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

Jackie, I'm wondering if you can write about dating as a single mom when your ex is especially difficult.  In any divorce, when you think about dating again, you get overwhelmed, but what if you add to that worries about your ex actually trying to s...

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Betrayal And Disgust: The Ex Is Dating A Woman 15 Years Younger

November 12, 2019 . Karen Bigman

I’m having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that my husband is dating a woman 15 years younger (my kids told me about her) after 11 years of marriage and just a few months of separation. He’s 41 with 2 young kids  — it just feels ...

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Should I Stay In My Marriage For The Kids?

November 9, 2019 . Chris Larson

I often work with people who have stayed in their marriage for years for the sole reason of not wanting to put their kids through a divorce. This is a well-meaning and loving decision made by parents who are genuinely interested in their children’s...

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