When divorced parents do not communicate
2016-04-22 | Yes, the relationship did not work out. Yes, the other parent did unthinkable things to me during our marriage. Yes, I am now worse off financially and struggling to survive. Is the bottom line not that whatever the reasons for our breakup might be, it has nothing to do with our children. Divorce is an adult issue and many remedies are available to us as parents. As hard as it might be, accept that it is one of your parental responsibilities to find ways to make yourself OK so that both parents can co-parent beautiful healthy children. Read more
What is divorce mediation?
2015-07-09 | Divorce mediation is an out-of-court dispute-resolution tool that helps people settle their differences sensibly and with the legal system having only minimal involvement.
It provides a structured process that minimizes the defensiveness and friction that are normally present during spousal settlement conversations. It does this by creating a non-confrontational atmosphere that encourages the spouses to put their best foot forward when they are presenting their thoughts and concerns to one another.Read more
How to Manage Post-Divorce Emotions
2016-04-04 | I spoke with a woman recently who was surprised by how raw her emotions were after her divorce was final. She thought separating and going through the divorce process would heal the pain she had been in for so many years. She had no idea that healing after a divorce meant dealing with unprocessed emotions. She wanted to move ahead full steam and had no idea how to respond when the pain got in the way of her plans.Read more
How to Ask For Help & Build Your Own Support Network
2016-04-27 | As a single parent, you may be on your own, but that does not mean that you have to do everything by yourself. There are lots of people around you who would be willing to lend a hand. In addition, asking for help builds community and teaches your children valuable life lessons. Begin with these steps, and you will find that asking for help is not as painful as you'd imagined.Read more
Parent-child relationship problems: Treatment tools for rectification counseling
2016-03-09 | As counselors, we come in contact with clients who are angry or heartbroken and oftentimes feel defeated. This sense of pain and loss is frequently realized in the forensic setting in which I work with parents who are desperate to rebuild a parent-child relationship that is severely damaged or estranged. I also work with children who assert that they never want to see or speak with one of their parents again.Read more