Tag: divorce stress

The Importance Of Minding Your Head During A Divorce

No-one can say you’re not entitled to your feelings, but there comes a point that you have to show yourself some self-care, even as tumultuous as your head can be. Here are a few ways to ensure that one of the rockiest periods of your life doesn’t become a permanent thing and why it’s so important to put in the effort.

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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.

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30 Simplistic Ways to Reduce Stress for Parents

When we’re busy taking care of others, one of the very first things we neglect is taking care of ourselves. For many singe dads, this can lead to single parent burnout. To avoid this, take some time today to do something just for you. It doesn’t have to require a babysitter, …

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Divorce Life Challenges for Parents and Children

Back in February, DGC told of a couple who had separated (Beginning Divorce: Awkward and Hard). They have two children. The Dad, sole breadwinner with a good job, moved into an apartment. They continued marriage counseling. Eventually, they got back together, but the reunion was short-lived.

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Four Valuable Benefits of a Single Parent Support Group

Sometimes, single parents feel isolated. Divorce Stress, Friend Life Required discussed reaching out to others during a divorce. But what about settling into single parenthood? With so much going on around you, and adjustments to make, it’s easy to feel lost and unsure of what to do with your children.

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Tips for Easily Juggling Personal Life and Kids Part 2

Tips for Easily Juggling Personal Life and Your Kids: Develop Rules. Sit down with your children and agree to a set of rules for everyone to follow. Keep them simple and positive. For example, instead of, ‘don’t be rude,’ say, ‘be respectful.’ Once the rules are established, refer to them often.

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10 Kid Concerns You NEED to Know Before Divorcing

Parents considering divorce face far more considerations than do childless couples. Their actions affect far more than in-laws and friends. They also can’t make a ‘clean break,’ since for the next few (if not several) years, they will be…

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Divorced Parents Kids Want You to Know…

Let’s hear from the kids. Too often we talk about each other, and what we think kids of divorced parents should want, and what we think they want. But today, we’re turning the blog over to them. Much of this is common sense, others are surprising. The important thing is that they are talking, and we are listening.

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Divorce Stress, Friend Lift Required

OSHA, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, is a government regulatory under the U.S. Department of Labor who sets, educates and enforces safety and health standards for men and women in workplace environments. As an example, OSHA might require businesses to post warning signs and labels on heavy boxes reminding employees, “Caution: Two Person Lift Required.”

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Divorce Stress, Consider a Health Change for the Better

Steve Brown’s 2005 research on “The Worst Things in the World: Life Events Checklist” and even a basic Wiki Answers shows “divorce” to be one of the most stressful events of your life. How you choose to deal with one of life’s most complicated and trying issues could determine a pattern for the rest of your life. Make sure you develop healthy coping skills to help you deal with the stress — including divorce support groups or counseling — and do not turn to drugs or alcohol.

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