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How to Survive Your First Christmas After Divorce

How to Survive Your First Christmas After Divorce

Written by on December 12, 2012 in Christmas Holiday Tips, Divorce Care Tips, Resilience with 2 Comments

The first family Christmas after getting divorced is difficult, especially if your ex-spouse wants the kids on Christmas Day. These suggestions for surviving a divorced family Christmas aren’t easy tips or secrets that will erase the pain for you or your kids, but they may help you get through the holidays. The most important thing […]

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How to Make Divorce Less Difficult for You and Your Family

How to Make Divorce Less Difficult for You and Your Family

Written by on December 4, 2012 in Divorce Care Tips with 0 Comments

There is no “one size fits all” answer, but there are things you can do to make divorce less difficult for you, your kids, and your loved ones. A study from Michigan State University shows that the negative health impact of divorce is worse for younger people, as opposed to older ones. More specifically, sociologist […]

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Does Journal Writing Help You Heal From Divorce? Not Necessarily

Does Journal Writing Help You Heal From Divorce? Not Necessarily

Written by on November 30, 2012 in Divorce Care Tips, Resilience with 3 Comments

Sometimes journaling your feelings after a divorce or separation doesn’t help you heal. New research tells us when writing does more harm than good after a breakup. “I think many, many therapists have a tendency to believe that journaling unequivocally is a good thing to do [after divorce or separation], especially when people are trying […]

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Divorce Gift Ideas That Are Thoughtful and Different

Divorce Gift Ideas That Are Thoughtful and Different

Written by on November 11, 2012 in Divorce Care Tips, Gift Giving Tips with 1 Comment

These divorce gift ideas will help your friend see divorce as a beginning, not just an ending. My most popular Quips and Tips article is How to Let Go of Someone You Love - because that’s one of the hardest things we’ll ever have to do. If you know someone going through a divorce, give a gift […]

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What Do You Do After the Divorce Papers Are Served?

What Do You Do After the Divorce Papers Are Served?

Written by on October 16, 2012 in Divorce Care Tips, Resilience with 0 Comments

The day you dreaded is here: the divorce papers were served and your marriage is officially over. Here’s what to do next. “Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.” ~ Jennifer Weiner, Fly Away Home. Ouch, that’s cold! […]

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Will I Get My Ex-Husband’s Social Security Benefits After We Divorce?

Q: I was married for 21 years. Will I still get my ex-husband’s social security if I change my name back to my maiden name? A: Yes, but the amount you receive depends on his and your past employment and contributions, and your age when you start drawing benefits. If your social security benefits, based […]

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How to Stick to Your Decision to Leave Your Marriage

How to Stick to Your Decision to Leave Your Marriage

Written by on June 29, 2010 in Breakup Survival Tips, Divorce Care Tips with 7 Comments

Sticking to your decision to leave your marriage is almost as difficult as deciding to end the relationship in the first place! These tips for letting go of an unhappy marriage will give you strength and courage to stay the course — even when it gets bumpy and scary. Before the tips, a quip: “Relationships are like glass. Sometimes […]

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Freedom After Heartbreak – Moving on After a Relationship Breakup

Freedom After Heartbreak – Moving on After a Relationship Breakup

Moving on after splitting up with someone you love is especially difficult when you don’t have relationship closure. These six tips for finding freedom after heartbreak will help you move on after a relationship breakup — especially if you’re not ready to let your ex go. “Sometimes the partner ending the relationship doesn’t quite know themselves why they […]

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How to Get Over a Break Up When You Don’t Have Closure

How to Get Over a Break Up When You Don’t Have Closure

Getting over a breakup is hard no matter what – but it’s even more difficult when you don’t have closure. These tips are inspired by a reader who doesn’t want to accept that her relationship is over. Before my tips, here’s one of my favorite quips: “It takes a couple seconds to say Hello, but […]

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How to Leave Your Husband

How to Leave Your Husband

Written by on October 12, 2009 in Breakup Survival Tips, Divorce Care Tips with 41 Comments

Take your time to think a few things through, so you know how to leave your husband without regretting anything. Leaving your husband and ending your marriage may be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do – even if your relationship is awful – but leaving your husband is sometimes the only way to […]

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