Try this Today: Enjoy the Same Moon

  By Gretchen Schiller  Try this Today Series. Everyday application for healthy co-parenting. In earlier posts, I mentioned how I’m working hard toward making a daily choice to try to strengthen the bond between Ana Lu and her dad instead of allowing the toxic poison from the divorce seep into her innocent life. So I’m going to try this today. Maybe you can too. *This also works well for married couples; a spouse on a business trip…a spouse working late…grandparents who live Read more [...]

Civil Partnership

  Even though same sex ‘marriages’ are not recognized in the UK - yet - civil partnerships can fall foul to the same fate as heterosexual marriages; failure. If you are a in a civil partnership, you do have the same entitlement when it comes to property rights, pension benefits and inheritance tax exemptions and if you have children, you can obtain parental responsibility for your partner’s children. In much the same way as a marriage, the process for the legal dissolution of your Read more [...]

Communication With Ease (even with your ex)!

  Have you ever asked yourself these questions concerning your ex, children, co-workers or even your boss? - Why did you do that? - What were you thinking? Trying to understand another person's behavior can be very stressful and frustrating.  The first step to help you deal with your frustration is to remember that everyone is unique. We all see the world from a different perspective. With that being said, would it be fair to say that if I understand you and you understand me, chances are Read more [...]

Inspirational Quotes #23

Inspirational Quotes “If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.” – Thinking out Loud "So many people fall in love with the wrong person, simply because the wrong person usually says all the “right things.” - Unknown "Tell me again how they cheated on you for the fifth time… that #*#**. How dare they make you come back to them every single time, only to do it again? The nerve….” - Funny  Breakup Ecard "Know this: You cheated on me; you cheated yourself out Read more [...]

A Mentor… is the Fastest Way to Get Extraordinary Results

  Are you a single again after 5, 10, 20 or 30 years of marriage? YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I am with you every step of the way!  A Mentor... is the Fastest Way to Get Extraordinary Results     Are any of the following concerns keeping you up at night? - How do I communicate or deal with my ex when it comes to our children? - Will I always feel this lonely? - I can't seem to get out of my own way or move my life forward. Help! - What do I really want to do with my life? What's my Read more [...]

Divorce Source Radio Episode “Dealing with the Pain of Divorce”

      Divorce Source Radio Episode   “Dealing with the Pain of Divorce” Originally aired August 23, 2012   Podcast: Play in new window | Download         In this show of The Intelligent Divorce with Mark Banschick, M.D., we consider pain. Whether physical or through something like divorce, hurt is a power to be reckoned with. Dr. Banschick shares his own story of a recent back pain that left him incapable of dealing with things he used to take for granted, such as walking, Read more [...]

Enjoy Holidays after Divorce

  Enjoy Holidays after Divorce Spending holidays after divorce may not be the most pleasant thing – wrong! Holidays after getting divorced could be the most freeing and rejuvenating experience. There is no reason to worry. With the holiday season around the corner, here are a few tips that could prove to be more than helpful during this season. • If you are worried about being alone during the holidays, there is only one recourse – Keep busy! If you don’t have anyone to spend your Read more [...]

Broccoli and Carrot Biscuits

    Now, I don't want to mis-lead children of the world!  This is not a "hidden veggie" recipe.  In fact, these biscuits do in every way taste like broccoli!   Which is good for those kids that like broccoli.  And it may even be good for those kids who CLAIM they don't like broccoli, but have never really given it a chance. Either way- All I did was incorporate the processed and chopped carrots and vegetables, into a standard biscuit mix STEP ONE: CUT VEGGIES TO FIT Read more [...]

Make Sure You Have all the documentation

  If you are on the run up to leaving your soon-to-be-ex, be sure to compile a checklist of important documentation you need to take with you and tick every item off in turn.  In addition to these items for you if you have children make sure you have all the documentation that you will need for them. Make sure you have your birth certificate, your passport (and those for your children if applicable), also your driving license paperwork, key ID cards and papers, mortgage details, bank Read more [...]

*** My Own Diva’s Survival Tips ***

    The Divorced Diva'sTen survival tips for after your divorce: Divorced Diva survival tip #1: Change your thoughts and you change your world...don't be the victim anymore...BE the SURVIVOR starting now!   Divorced Diva survival tip #2: Throw yourself into a hobby...maybe something you have ALWAYS wanted to do but didn't have the time before. Right now it is important to STAY BUSY and keep going! I bought myself a nice camera and took up photography. What hobby will you take Read more [...]