Divorce Source Radio Episode “Is Your Ex a Narcissist or Just an Asshole?”

Divorce Source Radio Episode   “Is Your Ex a Narcissist or Just an Asshole?” Originally aired April 26, 2012 Podcast: Play in new window | Download             In the revised DMS-Five edition, narcissism will no longer be considered a mental disorder as it has been in the past.  With this removal this question comes to mind, “If my ex isn’t a certifiable narcissist, is he/she just an asshole?”     Dr. Banschick breaks down the facts and explain narcissism as we once knew 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 [...]

Having Your Smart Phone Work for You

They passed the email stage of getting to know you and you feel comfortable giving them your cell phone number, let your smart phone help you. Smart phones have many areas in the address book you can put information about the person. Here are a few things I do, and it has served me very well over time.   Start by putting the person’s name in, first name in its location. The last name is a little different;  first put in the last name then follow it with where I meet him and his username Read more [...]

12 x 4 x 10 – Diary of Abuse

12 x 4 x 10 - Diary of Abuse by Misty Frith I am a deputy; I protect people like me I am a paramedic; I fix the wounds you cannot see I’m always strong for others, making sure they cannot see The terrified, crying side of me It’s been two years since I asked for help, to keep him away from us Here, we are again in court, dealing with the fuss When I come to Indy, I have to take pills Panic attacks over take me, they come on like chills A scar on my nose, from a punch to the face A scar on Read more [...]

MEV Shares Her Letter ” A Beautiful Journey”

    "A Beautiful Journey" is a letter which I have typed out that my favorite shelter worker wrote me this morning, on my final day living at this women’s' shelter. It is words that can help us all. Enjoy My dear MEV, Your journey is the journey of a beautiful woman who inspired and gives compassion and ideals. I admire your strength even when you carry burdens and hardships. I admire your commitment to make things right and your ability to move forward and round up energy, even where Read more [...]

How to Help Kids Cope with Divorce

    A divorce is not only stressful for the parents but also for the kids involved. Children are bound to feel confusing and sad, and if it’s a bitter divorce then it becomes even more stressful for the kids to deal with it. Since, they do not have the emotional maturity to understand the gravity of the situation, there is a possibility that they might even get scarred for life. Therefore, as responsible parents it is your duty to make your divorce less painful especially if there Read more [...]

Divorced? Survive and Thrive After Divorce Boot Camp for Men and Women

Divorced? Survive and Thrive After Divorce Boot Camp for Men and Women As a Divorce Mentor and CEO of the National Association of Divorce for Women and Children, I hear many of the following questions from my clients after divorce... "Now what?, Will I ever get my life back?, Will I ever be happy again?". Unfortunately, there isn't a step-by-step manual to answer these questions and to help you get back on track after your divorce. We can only wish. Wish no more. That's why as a corporate trainer Read more [...]

Your Estate, Chattel and Children

     Recently, I've covered some pretty grounding topics, namely death, your estate, children and money; today it’s time to blend these in the same tip. The time period between splitting up and getting the ball-of-divorce rolling can be a little grey in respect of your worth following an untimely demise, despite the fact that you might think once you’re living independently from your ex, what’s yours really is yours. If you have children, it is unsurprisingly layered in even more Read more [...]

Potentially Stressful Mix When Sorting Out a Divorce

  Shared property and children make for an interesting and potentially stressful mix when it comes to sorting out your divorce.   There are a great many critical factors to explore fully with your solicitor, lawyer or the Citizen’s Advice Bureau if you are in the early days of your proceedings and busily collecting information. Topics for discussion will include whether it’s in joint names, whether you have a prenuptial or a cohabitation agreement etc.   If you are married, Read more [...]

Guidelines to Follow if Still Have to Be In Contact with Your Abuser

  Here are some guidelines to follow if still have to be in contact with your abuser.    - Tell the abuser that you will not accept the statements that define you and list examples. - Tell your abuser that you will video all meetings. Then keep a video camera with you. - Limit contact with the abuser. - Say "What did you say?" if you do hear verbal abuse - Be prepared to leave the presence of the abuser if you are abused - Hang up the phone if you are abused. - Try to keep any Read more [...]