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Love Yourself First

Valentine’s day is one of those days… you either hate it, or you love it. When you have ended a relationship, Valentine’s Day can bring out the bitterness in you.  Remember though, the most important person to love first is yourself. Here is an idea, treat yourself to your dream Valentine’s day.…


Making It Through Your First Round of Holidays

The first year is always the hardest because it is filled with so many firsts. First birthdays without your ex. First kids birthdays, first Valentine’s day being single. First Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas alone or shuttling children back and forth. At some point, during your first…


Making Special Occasions Comfortable for Children after a Divorce

It is very important to make special occasions comfortable for children after a divorce. You may find it is better to have birthday parties at both homes and most children will love the extra attention. However, there will be some events where they can’t be divided and that is where communication…


Getting Through the Holidays After Divorce

Your first Holiday season newly divorce can be very difficult for you, your children, and even your ex. Emotions are on the rise, traditions will be different, and certain members of the family will be absent. There are so many variables and moving parts during the holidays that it makes preparing…


Everything You Need To Know About Mediated Separation Agreements

The agreement you will receive at the completion of your mediation process is a legally binding document that will lay out everything that you have agreed to for now and in the future. Your agreement will be THE MOST important document for your separation.  Your mediator can and will write up your…


10 Ways to Reduce Stress During Separation

Stress during a separation is generally inevitable, BUT it does not have to take over you and your life. Whether your separation is amicable or not, there will be aspects that cause you stress. Knowing this is the case, you can be prepared! Here are 10 ways to reduce stress during your separation.……


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Birdnesting and divorce.... Pros and Cons

What is nesting? Great questions?!? NBC News defines it as “for some divorcing or divorced parents, the answer is ‘nesting‘ (also called ‘birdnesting’). This means to keep the family residence intact as a home where both parents rotate living with their children, while…


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Child Centered Divorce: What does it mean, and how to do it.

It’s always out there when you read about separation and divorce, “child centered”. What does that even mean? Of course our children are one of the most important topics when dealing with separation and divorce, but what does child centered even mean and how do you know if you are doing it in a way…


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Divorce...How Do I Tell The Kids?

A couple having a “the talk” with their son. A divorce can be a difficult time for any family, but communication is important. The children need to understand that they aren’t responsible for what is taking place. They also need to realize that both parents love them and want to be…