The first holiday season after a separation or divorce can be difficult and challenging. Powerful memories can be stirred up about the advantages of the traditional two-parent household. It can also be a time for creativity by establishing new traditions for your household and getting the kids involved. Keeping the Status Quo: If you and the other parent want to attend holiday celebrations … [Read more...] about Celebrating The Holidays After Divorce With 5 Tips For Sanity
When parents’ divorce, their children are affected, even children who are no longer “children”. Today there are families experiencing divorce after 25, 35, 45 years of marriage. Not only are adult children involved, but there may be grandchildren facing these transitions as well. Every family is different and children’s thoughts and feelings about their parent’s or … [Read more...] about COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE: Adult Child Specialist
Research has shown that out of 49 life events, divorce is the second most stressful experience of a person’s life. The only thing more stressful is the death of a spouse. Getting the right support while in the divorce process is crucial to a person’s mental health and the ability to make good decisions. Help from a Licensed Mental Health Professional Going through the … [Read more...] about Managing Mental Health During Divorce
People who remarry after a divorce certainly don’t want their new marriage to fail. They have hopes and dreams of how this marriage will be different. They know what didn’t work and are excited about new passion and possibilities. The couple is determined to not repeat the mistakes of the past and yet few people really take the time to know each other and … [Read more...] about Divorce and Remarriage
Marital separations and divorces continue to surge amid the Covid-19 pandemic. A group of Collaborative Divorce Coaches and Collaborative Child Specialists are sponsoring an upcoming virtual training for mental health professionals to further enhance their professional skills and services. The training will be presented through a virtual Zoom format on March 19, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The … [Read more...] about California Area Therapists to Lead COVID-19 Divorce Training
January is Child Centered Divorce Awareness Month, so it is the ideal time to discuss how to tell your kids that you are getting a divorce. This is always a difficult thing to do but we have some recommendations to help you through this. Both Parents Should Meet Together with the Children Unless there are issues of domestic violence or child abuse, both parents … [Read more...] about Divorce: How Do I Tell My Kids?
When you think of the holiday season, what three words come to mind? Are the words relaxed, rested and joyful mentioned? It really is possible to make this holiday season the best you’ve ever had. Choosing realistic goals with conscious planning will give you more time and energy than you ever dreamed of. Listed below are the three questions that I am most … [Read more...] about How to Have a Fun and Energized Holiday Season!
Couples going through a divorce generally already have a problem communicating. Those problems often get worse during this time with the upheaval of their lives and the change in the family structure. It is common to find that a couple’s main mode of communication with one another results in one of them getting angry and the other one giving their partner the silent treatment. This is then … [Read more...] about Communicating with Your Spouse During the Divorce Process