A child with “special needs” is a broad spectrum of conditions that can strain a family. Whether it’s a physical disability, a cognitive delay or both, early intervention and a positive environment are the 2 key factors that can help keep a family together. While the likelihood of divorce increases when one or more children have special needs and educational requirements, the reasons for divorce can be varied. A study in Maternal and Child Health Journal recognizes the financial and psychological strain accompanying the daily and longterm attention associated with a child with special needs including low birth rate. In fact, these couples have 2x the likelihood of divorcing. Continue reading “Divorce More Likely with Kids with Special Needs”
You’re a 1%-er. You’re planning your amicable divorce from your best friend. You’ve agreed to split the debt down the middle and walk away licking your wounds. Your former spouse and you agree to a “my family”/“your family” division of … Continue reading Is a Happy Divorce Possible?
Divorce comes with a cost. Anyway you look at it, there will be a price to pay when it comes to ending a marriage. There are myriad factors at play and only you know if getting a divorce is the … Continue reading 5 Secrets to Save Money on Divorce
The 4th of July is upon us and what better time to celebrate your own independence. Take a break from building your case with LegalLogs with these 5 firecracker ideas to keep the party going: Throw Yourself a Divorce Party You threw yourself a wedding to start the whole thing off, why not bookend it with a kick-ass celebration. Imagine your friends, your REAL ones, surrounding you at a bonfire, laughing, eating, crying and celebrating as you burn those love letters that said “I will always love you.” Letting go, literally and figuratively, can be just the cathartic end you need … Continue reading 5 Steps to Independence After Divorce
It’s my son’s 9th birthday, the 5th birthday that has passed since his dad and I parted ways. I look at this guy, my youngest, who’s always smiling, lost in an imaginative world of superheroes and swashbuckling adventures, and I wonder “Will … Continue reading Born Again
Pardon the RBF. On the coattails of a(nother) challenging interaction with my “starter spouse”, I found this article on how to handle high conflict people: How Emotionally Intelligent People Respond to Conflict by Marcel Schwantes / Inc. The article points to the clearly … Continue reading Reaction Time
“We are all fixer-uppers. We are always fixer-uppers. That’s not a flaw; it’s an opportune ty.” When we can accept ourselves as flawed yet lovable, we can do the same for the important people in our life. Put in the … Continue reading Fixer-Upper Relationships – What You Need to Know!
In the noise of convenience and connectivity, how can your plea for help be heard? Continue reading One for the Team
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“All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!” ― Dr. Seuss It is Thursday, April 28th 2016 and I am here to coin a new phrase that I haven’t heard talked about much online, but seems to be a very real phenomenon among 50 – 65 year old women. Triple Empty Nest We were known as the Sandwich Generation – taking care of teens as well as taking care of our elderly parents. Then most of us Baby Boomer women started experiencing Empty Nest in a… Continue reading Double Empty Nest? Triple Empty Nest!