Monthly Archives: August 2008

The politics of divorce: When children become pawns

By Allan N. Schwartz Were your parents divorced when you were a child or adolescent? Did your parents fight for control over you and your siblings? Did one of your parents try to turn you against the other parent? Did you get to visit and spend quality time with both your mother and father each? […]

Rebuilding finances after divorce

Generally speaking, when it comes to women and divorce, financial preparedness is the key to an easy divorce… or at least as close to it as you can get. It may be true that men may find themselves set back, financially, after a divorce. This is why there are attorneys who specifically offer services pertaining […]

How to bounce back from an unwanted divorce

 By Cathy Meyer You’ve found yourself the recipient of an unwanted divorce. Your spouse may have just walked out, or left you for another man/other woman. There may have been a midlife crisis, and you didn’t figure into the “new life.” Whatever the reason, coping with an unwanted divorce can be very difficult. Many people […]

Five things super-happy couples do every day

  By Ty Wenger Lord knows this is not the sort of thing guys brag about. But my wife and I have a ridiculously happy marriage. Really, it’s almost disgusting. We paw each other in public. We goof around like a pair of simpletons. We basically act like giddy newlyweds in the middle of happy […]

Divorce and narcissism

By Emma Dealing with a narcissistic person is an endless battle. Adding divorce and custody issues makes each day a matter of survival, with no end in sight. You have fallen in love with someone and you imagine living with this person the rest of your life. You start to experience their little quirks but […]

How divorce affects the personality of children

Divorce can have both immediate and long-lasting effects on the personality of children. It is unfortunate, but it is true: when a couple is going through a divorce, the children are often the ones most affected, and are often the ones that are given the least amount of attention. Children can be severely traumatized by […]

The divorce helpbook for teens

This is a review of The Divorce Helpbook for Teens by Cynthia MacGregor Teen angst compounded by the turmoil of divorcing parents is not a subject for the fainthearted to tackle. But MacGregor’s engaging style quickly establishes empathy with this challenging group, offering genuine warmth and reliable advice along with sensitivity to her readers’ many […]

Work stress and divorce deadly for men

Chronic work stress and divorce can be a deadly combination for men. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the State University of New York in Oswego studied data from 12,366 patients who participated in the seven-year Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial of 10,904 men who were married at the start of the trial, the researchers found those […]