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Divorce and Special Needs Parenting: A Complex Journey

Divorce is hard enough. It can be an emotionally and financially draining process, especially when children are involved. But for parents of children with special needs—including those with autism and other learning differences—or with chronic medical issues, the challenges around divorce can be particularly daunting. While it is complicated and sometimes difficult to talk about, […]

Coping With Divorce and Borderline Personality Disorder

Divorce can be a challenging and emotionally draining process for anyone involved. However, when one or both parties have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), the situation can become even more complex and difficult to navigate.

How to Divorce a Narcissist

When your spouse is a narcissist, diagnosed or not, getting through a divorce will likely be just as confusing and hard as your marriage has been: which might seem difficult to bear.

Getting Ready to Propose? A Prenup Can Reduce Anxiety

Did you know that asking for a prenup might actually REDUCE anxiety around marriage planning and the many years ahead? Lisa Zeiderman writes about this in her most recent blog for Psychology Today, which also highlights the fact that nearly 40 percent of all engagements occur between November and February, and Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days of the year to propose.

Navigating a New Significant Other, Children, and the Holidays

Recoupling during the holidays can be harder for your child than divorce.   KEY POINTS While parents may have had plenty of time to process the end of the marriage, this might be new information for a child. For children, the introduction of a new “step-person” may require they adjust to new siblings, home, routines, […]

Is Giving Children the Freedom to Choose a Good Idea?

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s custody plan is unconventional. This idea of giving total freedom to the children to determine their own schedule, while well-meaning, may unknowingly create conflict and prevent everyone from developing a routine where the children are able to spend meaningful time with each parent.

Can My Co-parent Be Legally Monitored for Alcohol Abuse?

Know your legal options in a custody battle with an alcohol-addicted co-parent. I am not the first to say this: alcohol abuse disorder (alcohol addiction) can destroy a family. Marital problems can be difficult if not impossible to navigate unless both parties have a baseline of trust. Addictions often shatter that trust to such an extent that […]