Category Archives: Grief

How to delay divorce until the economy gets better

 Take the Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale at  By Kathryn Vercillo, The bad economy is putting a big strain on marriages. Many people want to get divorced. However, now could be the worst time to get a divorce. Not only is divorce expensive but it’s also not smart to make such an important decision during […]

Is Restorative Divorce right for you?

  Are you divorced and experiencing frustration, anger and stress in your interactions with your ex, and seeking increased mature communication, understanding and trust? Whether or not your ex is interested in participating in Restorative Divorce, you can learn how you alone have the power to transform the quality of the relationship. Are you in […]

Helping children understand divorce

Helping Children Understand Divorce Kim Leon State Specialist, Human Development and Family Studies Kelly Cole, Extension Associate When parents decide to divorce, they typically have been through a series of events that have led them to this decision. Whether or not children are aware of parents’ decisions depends on many things, including parents’ behaviors and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Life after divorce

By Dr. Phil McGraw Divorce is a major life change that can leave a person reeling. Suddenly being on your own to deal with issues such as money, children, career changes and downsizing the family home can seem overwhelming. Dr. Phil and Libby Gill, author of the book Traveling Hopefully: How to Lose Your Family […]

On-going lessons from a life well-lived

By Clay Evans Nearly 10 years after his death, Bruce Fisher is still teaching us. Through “Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends,” the book, the educational program and the nonprofit organization of the same name, Fisher’s work in helping people walk through and cope with divorce, the end of a relationship or loss of any kind […]

Lessons learned from being dumped-part 2

Mistake #4 I stayed. Finished the drive. We arrived at her new place and I went right down the street to a bar on the corner. Drank two shots of Jameson, which seemed like the appropriate thing to do. I was in uncharted territory here. Maybe it should have been Jack Daniel’s. You know what, […]

Lessons learned from being dumped–part 1

Ever been dumped? Sure you have. But the important thing is whether you learned anything. Ben Karlin did, and he writes about it in “Things I’ve Learned from Women Who’ve Dumped Me.” An excerpt. Lesson #18: You Too Will Get Crushed We didn’t meet cute. She was taking baths on the downlow with a friend […]

Grandparents feel the hurt of divorce, too

   By Jill Curtis Anyone who has ever been involved with the breakup of a family knows that the waves of shock and pain spread far and wide. Not only are the couple deeply affected, and the children of course, but also the rest of the family and close friends. Suddenly they all feel a […]