Category Archives: Self-esteem

12 tips for relationship bliss

Take the Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale at ne of the most common questions we hear is, “How do we make our relationship work?” The answers are complicated, varied, and, after a while, can start to sound like muddled platitudes. But these commonplace sayings get repeated because they work. With this in mind, we pulled […]

Stages of a divorced father’s life

  Take the Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale at Stage 1: Ambivalence Over the Divorce The immediate changes in your life may lead you to ask whether you have done the right thing. Going to sleep and waking up without the children in the house and no contact with them for weeks at a time […]

The best relationship advice I ever got

 Take the Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale at By Sara Anderson No doubt, there are days when you feel as though you deserve the “Best Partner in the World” award: You make sure dates with your mate stay fun, you settle arguments with amazing grace and you don’t always go into whining mode when you […]

Is divorce too easy?

Take the Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale at   Sara and Tim, both in their 50’s, have been together for two years. Both have been previously married and divorced. When they met, they fell madly in love, which lasted for a few months. Then the conflicts started. Both Sara and Tim left their marriages because […]

Why do men cheat?

Why are men unfaithful? Do they stray because of sex or is cheating a sign of a deeper problem in the marriage? Is there anything that can be done to ensure that your husband will stay faithful? In his new book, “The Truth About Cheating,” family counselor M. Gary Neuman shares the results of his […]

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 […]

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 […]