Focus on the Kids!

Almost everyone knows someone who has experienced their parents getting a divorce. The breakup of a family is always challenging and emotional. It’s tough on everyone and the children often feel that their whole world is coming apart. How to help your children get through this life altering transition is critical to their well being. The most important thing...

Divorce Coping Basics

A guest post from Dr. Kristine Turner… What is the number one issue between divorcing couples? I believe that control is the number one issue in any relationship and it becomes particularly clear when that relationship is falling apart, i.e. a divorce. How do control issues affect the divorce process? How you act in the divorce process can ultimately...

Co-Parenting Successfully

Being a parent is the most demanding, most rewarding, and most important job in the world. We get very little, if any, training for the position. Ideally there are two parents working together to help carry the load. Even when the parents live in the same house it is exhausting and difficult. Things get even more challenging when there is a divorce or...

Mother’s Day for Single Moms

This past weekend was Mother’s Day.  It is a day to celebrate all the hard work our moms put into making us grow up to be noble citizens of society.  We oftentimes overlook all the things our moms do in order to maintain a stable and healthy family.  The sacrifices our moms took, even before we are birthed, can be easily taken for granted.  Therefore, it...

Co-Parenting Post-Divorce

The challenge of co-parenting arises from honest communication between you and your former spouse.  Trust acts as the glue that keeps both parents sincere about co-parenting.  One of the main components of success in co-parenting is when you and your spouse “both deeply care about your children and want to continue raising them in the least-disruptive...