Dec 122012
How to Survive Your First Christmas After Divorce

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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Dec 042012
How to Make Divorce Less Difficult for You and Your Family

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. In Divorce Care: Hope, Help, and Healing During and After Your Divorce, Steve Grissom and Kathy Leonard offer daily reminders that encourage, inspire, and brings hope to

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Nov 302012
Does Journal Writing Help You Heal From Divorce? Not Necessarily

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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Nov 112012
8 Divorce Gift Ideas That Are Thoughtful and Different

These gift ideas for a friend going through a divorce range from towers of happiness to tools of empowerment, and will help your friend see divorce as a beginning – not just an ending. The *Make You Laugh* Gift Basket for Women pictured is available for delivery from Amazon, and has a 100% money-back guarantee.

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Oct 162012
What to Do After the Divorce Papers Are Served

Here are five things to do after the divorce papers are served and your marriage is officially over. You might not see it yet, but this ending could be the start of a fresh, vibrant new life for you! “Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong

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Oct 192009
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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Oct 162009
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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