high conflict divorce

12 divorced Men Share Their Best Advice!

During consultations, most men will ask me if it’s possible to come up with a “game plan” for their upcoming divorce. I have always found that during stressful times, having a plan of action with goals, tends to give individuals more peace and less stress. In fact, with the right planning, not only will it …

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SIGNS A DIVORCE IS BETTER FOR YOUR KIDS!

As parents, we might assume divorce always has a negative emotional impact on children. Your family and friends may be reaffirming this notion to you that it may be best to wait until the children are older, thereby, lessening the impact a divorce may have on them. When children are exposed to chronic conflict between …

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the 5 ways to get divorced!

I’m sure you’ve heard the statistic that 50% of marriages end in divorce. But I bet you never thought your marriage would be one of them. No one does. Divorce is an emotionally charged time for any couple. When you decided to get married, your relationship was built on a foundation of mutual respect and …

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5 ways to begin letting go

Letting go of a relationship that used to fill your heart can be a daunting process. The thought of removing your ex-spouse from your life can shake you to your core, especially after all those years of investing to keep the relationship alive. Yet, simultaneously it will be the most rewarding experience when you release …

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how to interact with a narcissist!

Are you still interacting with your ex-spouse even though it’s been so hard? Aren’t you tired? Aren’t you exhausted? Why are you still putting up with this?   Narcissistic abuse can be physical, mental, emotional, sexual, and/or financial. Some types of emotional abuse are not easy to spot, including manipulation. It can include emotional blackmail, using threats and intimidation to exercise control. Narcissists are masters of …

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WHY YOU MAY NEED A TEMPORARY PARENTING PLAN!

When you and your spouse have decided to divorce, emotions tend to take control of how individuals behave. You may have the best intentions of being amicable and fair, especially when it comes to dividing your time with your children. Recently, I had a client who was under the impression both he and his wife …

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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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