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6 Things You Could (or Should) Feel Guilty About in Your Michigan Divorce

guilt after divorceGuilt and divorce go hand in hand, especially if you have children. While there are plenty of things you should never feel guilty about as you struggle through this challenging time in your life, there are situations when guilt is the appropriate emotion. Sometimes the guilt is unavoidable, in other situations you could avoid guilt entirely by making different decisions. (more…)

Should You Date a Recently Divorced Man?

divorced man in michiganMen and women are very different, and how they recover from a Michigan divorce is no exception. While women may be more likely to settle into the range of intense emotions that surround a divorce, a man may travel along on adrenaline until he lands on his feet again. By this time, he’s potentially met someone new, but the reality of his new normal is just hitting him, and he has no choice but to finally process the grief, anger, hope, regret, and sadness. Do you want to be around for that ride? Find out whether you can weather the storm. (more…)

Want to Make It Through Your Michigan Divorce? Change Your Perspective

perspective michigan divorceYou will experience a buffet of feelings about your divorce from beginning to end. Some will make you feel great about the decision to end your marriage, others will make you feel insignificant and unlovable. To help yourself manage the inevitable emotional strain of divorce, the ups and the downs, there is one thing that must change: your perspective. (more…)

How Adult Children Are Affected by Their Parents’ Divorce

adult child getting news of parent divorceMany couples mistakenly assume that their adult children will be accepting of their divorce. So, some parents wait until they have an empty nest before filing for divorce. After all, the kids have made their own way in life and are off to college, jobs, or their own families. Alas, divorce impacts a family no matter what age a child is. (more…)

Are You on the Brink of an Empty Nest Divorce?

Empty nest divorceYour last child has left the nest. After years of raising a family with your spouse, you find yourself ready to restart your life – on your own. The Empty Nest Divorce, also known as the Gray Divorce, is affecting a large portion of the population. In the past 25 years, divorce among adults age 50 and over has roughly doubled. If you find yourself on the brink of divorce after decades together, you may think the courtroom or mediation room battles will be easier if child support isn’t an issue. Don’t be mistaken – the Empty Nest Divorce comes with its own unique challenges. (more…)

Divorcing in Michigan? You Can Relate to High-Profile Divorces

high-profile-divorcesEach newsmaker whose divorce story makes the headlines inevitably causes many husbands and wives to rethink their own unions. Whether you can relate to high-profile weddings, splits, and incomes or not, the reality is that challenges in a marriage are not unique to one couple. Some people are just unable to keep their personal life, well, personal. Why not learn a divorce lesson or two from the trials of celebrities, whether you’re at the start of a divorce, completing your divorce, or well into a new relationship? (more…)

5 Ways to Cope with Divorce Stress

divorce stressEven though you may very much want your Michigan divorce, the experience of separating your life from another person’s is stressful. It’s important to adopt coping techniques to help yourself through the journey so that the divorce stress doesn’t affect your health, the well-being of your children, or your professional life. (more…)

Lessons to Learn from the “Scary Mommy” Divorce

scary mommy divorceThe original Scary Mommy, Jill Smokler, began a blog to keep a record of her days as a harried mom of three kids. Her community of fans morphed into a huge online destination for parents to dish the dirty details about their own kids and relationships without fear of judgment or repercussions. The difference between Scary Mommy and other mom bloggers? Bluntness. Telling it like it is. Recent news, however, might have people wondering if Smokler has been completely transparent after all. She recently revealed that she and her husband of 17 years are divorcing. Because he is gay. And she has known this fact for over a decade but hasn’t told anyone until now. (more…)

Is Secret Spending and Financial Infidelity Ruining Your Marriage?

financial infidelityIs there much difference between comments like, “Oh, I didn’t spend that much on your gifts,” and “My trip to the salon only cost $100” (when it was really $300)? While the intent behind spending a little extra on gifts to make your partner happy and lying by omission about a purchase to avoid a money fight are different, the half-truths still result in the same thing: Not being honest about expenses. And secret spending, in any, way, shape, or form, could tank your marriage and lead to divorce. (more…)

7 Things You Should NOT Feel Guilty About in Your Michigan Divorce

guilt michigan divorceAlong with heartache, stress, sleepless nights, tears, loneliness, anger, relief, joy, and a slew of other emotions, a Michigan divorce is also accompanied by guilt. And guilt will be the reigning feeling for years to come, especially if you have children. Allow us to assuage your regrets about your imploding marriage, first by saying that divorce happens, and sometimes it’s for the best. Second, there are plenty of things to feel guilty about during a divorce, but there are also plenty of things to not feel guilty about. (more…)

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