The Power of Pets

Pets make you feel needed. When you’re feeling depressed, you may want to just stay in bed and pull the covers over your head. But if you have a dog you know that it needs to be fed and walked. So there’s some sense of stability and continuity there…there’s someone who needs your care.

The "Trial Separation"

When couples elect to “trial separate”, they are usually doing so to determine if being apart or being together is where they need to be. Of course, these goals vary from couple to couple, but nonetheless, couples are testing the waters of separation/divorce for a variety of reasons.

Learning to Dream After Divorce

I know exactly the moment I had my last dream. I don’t mean my last nighttime dream. I mean the last time I allowed myself to dream that something wonderful and amazing would happen to me.

Returning to the Workforce

I've been out of the workforce for years......who will hire me now? If you’re asking this question, a transition has occurred that is leading you to seek a new path.

The Perfect Divorce

Your family is going to look different after divorce, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. Here are ten steps to help you re-create your family as a happy, functional, two-home family post-divorce.

The Good Divorce

The "good divorce" is not an oxymoron. The simple truth is that while there are bad divorces, there are also good ones. And it's never too late to have a good divorce.

Learning to live apart

Separation is an important stage of the divorce process. This waiting period can be the perfect thing to calm your nerves and give you needed clarity. During this time, you must "cut the cord" to bring about a state of closure, because it's only with closure that you can begin a new life.

Step by Step

Parenting is a pretty tough job, but step parenting can be even harder. What are your roles and responsibilities? How does it compare with parenting your biological children? And what happens to step-relationships when the step family breaks up? Here are some tips on these issues.