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    • 5 Ways To Maintain a Healthy Emotional Connection With Your Spouse Created: Monday, August 25, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
      Maintaining a happy marriage means working on keeping a healthy emotional connect with your spouse. Here are 5 tips to help you do that.
    • Divorce: When Children Are Left Holding The Bag Created: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
      Two stories of children who had to suffer the consequences of their parent's irrational behavior during and after the divorce process. A must read for all parents thinking about divorce!
    • How to Continue Parenting During and After Divorce Created: Thursday, July 18, 2013 Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
      It is imperative that your role as a parent to your child does not change once your divorce final. Continued, consistent parenting is what your child needs from you.
    • Does Your Child Need Post Divorce Therapy? Created: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
      The best protection we can give our children during and after divorce is support in the form of a trained therapist. Below are signs your children may benefit from sessions with a therapist.
    • Nine Reasons To Settle Instead Of Go To Divorce Court Created: Saturday, November 01, 2008 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Nine reasons to end the conflict and settle your divorce without going to divorce court.
    • 8 Things You Need to Know About a Restraining Order Created: Saturday, July 14, 2007 Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014
      If you are being abused, harassed or hurt by another person you can get a restraining order via the courts that will legally “restrain” the abusive party by setting boundaries on the behavior.
    • Restraint and Walking Away: A Sure Fire Way to Avoid a Restraining Order Created: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014
      I received an email recently from a reader. He was highly upset because his wife had restraining orders against him. They got into an altercation and instead of walking away he fought back. According to him he is now under a restraining order due to something “she did.”
    • How To Have A Conflict Free Divorce Created: Monday, March 24, 2008 Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014
      To have a conflict free divorce, you need to take some time to read, think about and act on the advice below, and the specific steps you can take.
    • Verbal Manipulation as Abuse Created: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014
      When your spouse communicates with you, what is the goal of his/her communication? Here are a few examples of verbally manipulative conversations.
    • How Can Someone Identify and Respond to Verbal Abuse? Created: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014
      How to identify and respond to verbal abuse. A master at verbal abuse can damage your self-esteem while, at the same time, appear to care deeply for you.
    • Should You Have Sex With The Ex? Created: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Should you have sex with the ex? One thing for sure, if you are newly divorced and have been without sex for a while, it can be tempting.
    • Sex After Divorce: Always Carry Latex Condoms & Play Safe Created: Monday, February 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      So you’re planning to go out on a date– how exciting! Whether it’s with someone new or someone you’ve already seen a few times, your adrenaline is probably pumping; dating and sex after divorce can nerve-wracking!
    • How To Respond To Your Spouse's Midlife Crisis Created: Thursday, September 11, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      When a wife or husband experiences a midlife crisis our first instinct is to try to "fix" them. How you respond to their crisis plays a large role in whether or not your marriage will survive.
    • Passive Aggressive Behavior: A Form of Covert Abuse Created: Sunday, August 26, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      Passive aggressive behavior is a form of indirect abuse that is often referred to as covert abuse.
    • Behaviors Common to a Cheating Spouse Created: Sunday, January 17, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      If your spouse is having an affair, you will see changes in the way they behave toward you and in general. Do you know what changes in behavior are an indication of infidelity?
    • Michigan Divorce Laws Created: Sunday, May 20, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
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    • Washington Divorce Laws Created: Saturday, May 05, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      A complete guide to Washington state divorce laws. Guidelines to property division, child custody and other divorce related issues in Washington state.
    • How To Protect Your Legal Rights During Divorce Created: Sunday, December 17, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      Tips on how to protect your legal rights during the divorce process.
    • What Are Some Types Of Domestic Abuse? Created: Monday, January 29, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      Whether domestic abuse is overt or covert, it is about control. Aggression is primitive and immature reactions to a sense of helplessness and feeling a loss of control. Domestic abuse, violet or no...
    • How is Child Support Calculated? Created: Thursday, March 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      How child support is calculated. Divorce Support.
    • Can My Wife Take The Children If She Leaves? Created: Thursday, December 18, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      Fathers have the same rights to custody of their children after divorce as do mothers. Gaining child custody may be as simple as using the legal system in your favor instead of waiting around for y...
    • Why Are Temporary Court Orders Issued During a Divorce? Created: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      There are many issues to decide in a divorce case and it can take from several months to, at times several years to work out all those issues. A temporary court order is used to keep the status quo from the time the divorce is filed until a final divorce settlement agreement is negotiated
    • What Is Common Law Marriage? Created: Monday, February 05, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      Instead of obtaining a marriage license, a man and woman who live together and “intend to be married” can become common law spouses without a license.
    • Are Their Emotional Stages One Goes Through During Divorce? Created: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      Everyone will react differently to divorce. There are common stages you will go through. Stages much like those we experience at the death of a loved one. Knowing what to expect will help you find your way through the stages but nothing takes the negative feelings away.
    • Don't Be a Victim of Dirty Divorce Tricks Created: Monday, November 19, 2007 Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014
      Nasty divorce tricks lawyers and their clients sometimes pull during the divorce process. Some litigants want to win at all cost!
    • Can Married Couples Spend Too Much Time Together? Created: Monday, September 28, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      There is a misguided belief by some that when a couple marries they become one. The days of spending time apart are over! I'm of the opinion that marriage does not mean giving up your individuality and that couples can spend too much time together.
    • Top 7 Warning Signs Your Marriage May End in Divorce Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      You've grown apart and intimacy is a thing of the past. These are two of the seven signs your marriage may be headed for divorce court.
    • Top 7 Tips To Help You Resolve Conflict With An Your Ex Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Wondering how to put a stop to the conflict between you are your ex? Here are 7 tips to help you deal with an ex who is angry and resentful.
    • 8 Keys to Emotional Harmony During Divorce Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Emotional harmony through divorce will enable you to navigate the process more smoothly and move on to the next phase of your life with less baggage.
    • Mark Sanford: An Example of What Not To Do Created: Thursday, April 18, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Mark Sanford, the ex Governor of South Carolina who resigned in disgrace after an affair that took him to Argentina instead of the Appalachian Trail is in
    • What Is a Low Conflict Marriage? Created: Friday, August 19, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Do you live in a low conflict marriage? Many who have low conflict marriages are turning to divorce instead of learning the relationship skills needed to make the marriage more satisfying.

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