I met with a wife tonight who is ready for a divorce. They have exhausted the options for making the marriage work, but she cannot get him off the couch – literally – and she is ready to move on with her life. She has asked him to move out, and he does not knowContinue reading “Why Am I Paying His Rent?”
Tag Archives: Emotions and Divorce
Is Vacationing With Your Ex a Good Idea?
Let’s face it, no one knows you better than your former spouse. There’s one person in the world who knows exactly how late (or early) you like to get out of bed in the morning. There are museum strollers vs. mountain climbers; beach bums vs. ski bums; breakfast in bed vs. sunrise in the skyContinue reading “Is Vacationing With Your Ex a Good Idea?”
Is Divorce James Marsden’s Best Acting Role?
From People Magazine: “One day after news broke that James Marsden‘s wife, Lisa Linde, had filed for divorce, the pair stepped out in Studio City, Calif., with their son Jack, 10, looking like the “great friends” their rep told PEOPLE that the former spouses intend to be.” James Marsden is known for his movie &Continue reading “Is Divorce James Marsden’s Best Acting Role?”
Beginning Your New Life
Nobody gets married with the intention of getting divorced. Quite the opposite, “from this day forward, ‘til death parts us.” And, as we know, it might have been simpler if death had parted certain couples before the divorce process. Nonetheless once it is over, the sooner it is truly over the better. Because Divorce Sucks, andContinue reading “Beginning Your New Life”
Can You Read the Judge’s Mind?
No – you can’t read the Judge’s mind; but I can. Okay. Not really. But, there are clues which are surprisingly reliable. Picture this. You and your ex-wife have been fighting about custody, visitation, and money. You are barely making ends meet, and she keeps bringing you to court (making you pay your lawyer moreContinue reading “Can You Read the Judge’s Mind?”
My Favorite Types of Divorces
My favorite types of divorces: First, the childless divorce, second, the adult child divorce (with an asterisk). The first category, the childless divorce, is the one I recommend most strongly. If you are married and plan to divorce please do not have children. If you are unhappily married please do not have children. If youContinue reading “My Favorite Types of Divorces”
What it means to see things from the other person’s perspective, and how it might help.
A woman called me last week devastated. Her 28 year old husband told her he was going to visit his family in another state for a week. By the end of the week he called her and said he changed his mind, he is not returning. He wants a divorce. (I am not exaggerating, theseContinue reading “What it means to see things from the other person’s perspective, and how it might help.”
Why you want Melissa Gilbert to marry your ex-husband
47 year old Melissa Gilbert filed for divorce this week from her second husband, Bruce Boxleitner, after 16 years of marriage. The couple has a 15 year old son together, Michael (named for Gilbert’s former “Little House on the Prairie” Co-Star, Michael Landon). Gilbert’s filing referenced the fact that the couple has been separated sinceContinue reading “Why you want Melissa Gilbert to marry your ex-husband”
What do these things have in common: Q’Viva – The Chosen, The Miami Dolphins, Kohl’s newest clothing line, Emme Maribel Muñiz, and Maximilian “Max” David Muñiz? They are all joint projects of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. (Okay, the Dolphins have a lot of owners, including J Lo and Anthony.) On July 16 the couple made a jointContinue reading
5 Ground Rules to Love Your Divorce
Below are my 5 ground rules to help you (or someone you love) Love Your Divorce: 1. DIVORCE SUCKS!! 2. All spouses are monsters (including your spouse’s spouse). 3. It does not matter whose fault it is. 4. It is never too late. 5. If someone’s life is in danger, get out now. Figure theContinue reading “5 Ground Rules to Love Your Divorce”