Deciding to Date … Again

            Deciding to date after a divorce can be a daunting task.  Although once you  hit a certain age it seems like every person you meet has been divorced at least once, many people bring with them various types of baggage into new relationships.  That can be a lot to carry around in a relationship. If you date before you've dealt with your own baggage then it's likely you'll attract people who are in similar places in life.  That is to say, maybe Read more [...]

The Stress and Anxiety Over the Divorce Will Fade

    Making the decision to get divorced can be one of the hardest decisions you have faced.  Confusion, fear, anger, disappointment are all feelings you may experience.  Often you aren't just thinking about yourself and wondering about your own future, but are concerned about your spouse, their family, your family, possibly your children.  The Stress and Anxiety Over the Divorce Will Fade! It's okay to be scared.  It's okay to experience a wide array of emotions.  There's nothing Read more [...]

Relationships – Domestic Violence

    When you are young everything revolves around relationships...your relationship with your family, your relationships with your friends and peers, and your romantic relationships.  As we age and grow into who we are as people it is natural for the focus to be less on relationships with others and more on the relationship we have with ourselves; however, even as adults that often isn't the case. In our society we put a lot of emphasis on romantic love.  We watch romantic comedies, Read more [...]

Holidays can be Particularly Challenging for the Newly Single

      Yesterday was Valentine's Day.  If you're in love then you probably had a great day.  If you are recently divorced or going through a divorce then you might have felt the sting more intensely than normal.  Holidays can be particularly challenging for the newly single. I remember the first Christmas after I had separated from my ex-husband.  My roommate and I were putting up the Christmas tree.  Hanging all the ornaments that my husband and I had bought on various vacations Read more [...]