Archive for 'Divorce and Blended Families'

7 tips for Coping with Divorce

The period during and after a divorce is often the most difficult time a person will face in their life.  Emotional lows can lead to depression which in turn can lead to emotional overeating, or extreme weight loss due to not eating.  Newly divorced people often have significant financial struggles.  More »

Helping Children Cope with Divorce

Divorce is hard.  It usually brings chaos and uncertainty into the lives of everyone involved.  But while for adults it’s the first step in resolving problems and moving forward, for the children in these marriages, the divorce often seems like the end of their lives.

Parents should always remember that while More »

Helping Children Understand Divorce

It might be something you dread; but no matter what ages your kids are when you divorce, there will come a point when you’ll have to discuss it with them. Even if you get divorced when your child is an infant, eventually that child will come to understand that he More »

Best Practices for Divorce When Kids Are Involved

An Interview with Christina McGhee

By Evangelia Biddy

Even in divorce children deserve nothing less than the very best we have to offer them. Divorce is equally hard on parents and their children. But family separation does not have to doom children to negative outcomes, poor self self-esteem, academic decline, or More »

10 Stepmonster Myths We Need to Bust Now

By Wednesday Martin, Ph.D., Author of Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do

Stepfamilies are the new normal: experts tell us that they will outnumber first families in the U.S. by the end of this year. Incredibly, one in three More »