Marriage & Remarriage Category

Coping When Your Ex's Partner Becomes Your Child's Step Parent

Coping When Your Ex’s Partner Becomes Your Child’s Step Parent

Just like your relationship with your Ex evolved, and you become closer, it seems this new relationship is heading along the same path. This is when panic starts to set in because your kids are about to become part of a new family.

The Single 'Sign' That Suggests Your Marriage Is Over

The Single ‘Sign’ That Suggests Your Marriage Is Over

The internet is packed with articles that suggest there are ‘signs’ that your marriage is over. There are plenty of examples of these articles, but for reference, there’s a good example of the type on These frequently-discussed signs are meant to reflect something concrete, some absolute signal that suggests that your marriage is no longer viable as if there are breadcrumbs that you can follow through to the gingerbread house of divorce.

Marriage on the Rocks? Take These Steps

Marriage On The Rocks? Take These Steps

Some people get married too young, and the end up drifting apart ten years down the line. Others are genuinely in love when they get together, but that changes over time. Whatever the reason for your issue, it’s important not [...]

The Greatest Divorces by

The Greatest Divorces I’ve Ever Encountered

So many times we focus or hear about terrible divorces and custody battles that last forever. In my 18 years of dealing and working with child custody issues, I have run across a few shining examples of parents with the greatest divorces. These parents worked it out, put their kids first, and got along better than most married couples.

Be Certain You Want a Divorce

Be Certain You Want to Divorce

After months of fighting, arguing and living an unfulfilling and frustrated life, Dave (not his real name), finally determined his marriage was over. A teacher, he sat in the lounge wondering how he could get out of his unhappy situation. His only way out would force him to dip into his already strained resources.

Decision to Divorce Final by

Decision to Divorce Final: What You Should Do Next (1/2)

You’ve put up with so much for so long. You’ve been so unhappy. But today was it. Maybe it was one last argument. Or it could have been the stark, albeit unhappy realization that you just don’t love her and you never will. So you are ready to take that scary step, the one that will affect you, your family and most of your relationships for the rest of your life. So you’ve decided on the only answer: Divorce.

Unsung Heroes, the Stepmom!

The Unsung Heroes, the Stepmoms!

Today is Mother’s Day. (Hi mom!) And for many mom’s across America, it is a slightly sad day. I am talking about those unsung heroes that fly under the radar…the Stepmoms! Those parental helpers and most of the time better parents who assist us dads in parenting, fighting for our kids, negotiating with the Ex, doing homework, and cooking meals in this crazy blended family thing we call… life.

Declining Divorce Rates? Stats Agree that's the Case

Declining Divorce Rates? Stats Agree that’s the Case

Yes, half of all marriages end in divorce. That stat has been floating around for so long, that its almost part of our cultural fabric. But according the Huffington Post, the nation’s divorce rate has been dropping for years. About 70% of marriages that began in the 1990s reached their 15th anniversary, up from roughly 65% that began in the 70s and 80s.

Weird & Nerdy Ways to Prevent Your Divorce

Weird & Nerdy Ways to Prevent Your Divorce

We live in a society that is focused on that 1-2-3, quick facts, secret sauce way of solving problems. When it comes to marriage and divorce, there really are no quick fixes or silver bullets that kill and prevent divorce. With divorce rates still 40-50% in America for first marriages (60% for 2nd, 73% for 3rd), you should consider all elements to prevent divorce if you can.

Children, this is My New Girlfriend...

Children, this is My New Girlfriend…

If you are looking for a new spouse, or if you find one without looking, introducing her to your children can be tricky and uncomfortable. Your children have probably been stressed by an upheaval in their lives, and now, as they are adapting to a new life, they might fear having to go through it again. Introducing them to a potential new parent might not help your relationship. Keep in mind that no matter what, …

For New Single Parents: Get Organized

For New Single Parents: Get Organized

Parenting is tough enough when you have a partner, but when you’re doing it alone, the difficulty reaches new heights. Yet single parents everywhere are successfully and happily raising children by themselves. Like virtually all aspects of single parenting, it takes more work and planning to make it successful, but it can be done,

Children Never Outgrow Negative Effects of Divorce

Children Never Outgrow Negative Effects of Divorce

For years, you kept your family together through hidden conflicts and unspoken conflict. Maybe you knew the day would come when you and your spouse would call it quits. Perhaps you even discussed it. One day, the last child leaves to begin his own life with his new family.

What Single Moms Want You to Know about Dating

What Single Moms Want You to Know about Dating

You’ve been aching to start dating again. But in your new capacity as single-parent, you know in your new social circle, you will run into many single mothers (and by single, we mean moms with younger children). The US is home to 10 million single moms, so the odds are good that you may date one.

A Therapist’s Perspective on Divorce

A Therapist’s Perspective on Divorce

After a divorce, I urge people to absolutely stay away from drugs and other anesthetics like overeating, but I do suggest simple tools like regular exercise to help people through the emotional turmoil.” – Dr. Michael Plumeri, psychologist and author. Dr. Plumeri, himself a child of divorce, helped Lisa Bien get through her own divorce experiences. The psychologist advises his patients to postpone…

Surviving (and Thriving) Post-Divorce Dating

Surviving (and Thriving) Post-Divorce Dating

Your divorce is over. You’ve taken time to digest and decompress your situation. You want to return to socializing. You want to date again. But how to get started? What are the new dating rules? How do you avoid the pitfalls that befall so many other dads in your situation? Most divorced dads fear reentering the dating world. Probably topping the list is the uncertainty of how their children will respond.