high conflict divorce

THE PROS AND CONS OF MOVING OUT DURING DIVORCE!

When realizing you are about to go through a divorce, your mind is overwhelmed with the many decisions you now face. To make matters worse, many men find themselves being “told” to move out of the marital home. As a divorce coach and a woman, I cringe when I hear this from clients. Why? Because …

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HOW TO DIVORCE AN ALCOHOLIC SPOUSE!

Alcoholism affects marriage in so many ways and deciding to divorce a partner who has alcohol use disorder can feel emotionally draining, scary, and overwhelming. Keep in mind that the divorce and recovery process for you may take longer than anticipated and you must have a healthy self-care routine, as well as a strong support …

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WHEN COMMUNICATION WITH A TOXIC EX HAS FAILED!

Oftentimes, I have clients who have shared custody with their ex, yet due to various reasons, cannot communicate with them. Just recently, a client explained how for months he tried to communicate with his ex-wife, to no avail. She rarely returned his calls or emails. When his children were sick and went to the doctor, …

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CUSTODIAL vs. NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT; A SELF-FULFILLING PROPHECY FOR FATHERS?

I want you to think about this; when we put labels on parents such as “custodial” and “non-custodial” would you agree that we are creating a winner and a loser? I think it’s also safe to say we are also an image in the mind of the child, such as “my dad lost in the …

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5 Warning Signs Parental Alienation May Begin To Occur.

Speaking with a client earlier this week, he described new behaviors he was seeing with his estranged wife. His co-parenting relationship had become “different” once he moved out of the family home a few weeks earlier. To start with, he had difficulty reaching his children each time he phoned. There were excuses such as “they’re …

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DIVORCE: taking A LEAP OF FAITH!

Throughout most of my marriage, I had contemplated a divorce. All the warning signs were there, however, I would make excuses of why I should stay and in the interim, sacrifice my happiness. Then one day, I had my “aha” moment and realized I had the strength to go down this path and take a …

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Enduring the riptide of parental alienation!

You most likely knew divorce was going to be a difficult adjustment for the entire family. You anticipated possibly losing your home, assets, and a major adjustment to your finances. However, you never dreamed divorce would include watching your children be taken away and being cast as the “villain,” the antagonist in your divorce story. …

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guilt can lead to bad decisions in your divorce!

A few months ago, my client “Tom” phoned me to discuss how his meeting with his soon-to-be ex-wife went. She had phoned him numerous times and each time laying a guilt trip on him.  What was ironic is that she had filed for divorce yet was relentless in getting him to feel guilty about the …

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File first or come out last!

You’ve made the decision that your marriage is not going to work. You brought up the topic of divorce and hoping to go about this amicably.  However, she didn’t respond, or you couldn’t agree to the terms. Your gut is telling you this is going to be a divorce war. Now what? I’m asked many …

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