Divorce Library

  • Helping Kids Cope with Your Amicable Divorce
    When divorce is an obvious solution to a disastrous marriage, it’s easier for kids to understand. If either parent is abusive to partner and kids, an addict whose habit has thrown the family into poverty, ...
  • Childhood Stress Raises Allergy Risk
    Children who survive traumatic events are at a higher risk of allergy and asthma, recent research suggests. Researchers in Leipzig, Germany have found that such events directly affect the immune system. Dr. Gunda Herberth and colleagues ...
  • Better Parenting Starts with Improving Ourselves
    Parents are more alike than different. Most of us want to do a good job. Most of us love our children to death. Whether married, divorced, or single, most of our kids have at least ...
  • Tips for Helping Children Handle Divorce
    Much of how children are affected depends on how their parents handle the divorce process. Parents who end their marriage in a mature and healthy way can reduce the negative effects of divorce on their ...
  • Reduce the Stress of a Divorce
    No matter how frustrated you may have become with your partner, the decision to divorce never is an easy one. Strong emotions often arise on both sides. But there are healthy ways to cope. Making the ...
  • Facts about Suicide
    Men are four times more likely than women to die by suicide, but women try to commit suicide twice as often as men (they're just unsuccessful). Such attempts often are viewed as a "cry for ...
  • The Next Relationship: Rebounds and Replays
    People often get into a new relationship during the painful ending of their marriage or soon after their divorce. How wonderful it feels to be desired and appreciated, to no longer feel rejected. What a ...
  • Talking to Your Children About Divorce
    One of the most painful and important events in the divorce process is telling the children about your plans to end the marriage. In this act, the marital problem moves beyond the marriage, affecting loved ...
  • Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster of Divorce
    Divorce is an emotional roller coaster, that’s for sure. There is no way around it. People can tell you that these emotions come and go, and that, with time, they become less intense, and they ...
  • Kids and Divorce: Ten Tough Issues
    Children have an especially difficult time with divorce. Many times, parents neglect to consider the ramifications of the effects of the divorce on their children. Understanding how children will view the divorce and the resulting ...
  • Graduation Day: A Primer for Badly Divorced Parents
    Graduation day has finally arrived, and families are coming together to wish their young people well as they mark an important milestone in their lives. For some families, hopefully most families, graduation day brings pride, ...
  • Giving Your Marriage a Second Chance
    If you are considering divorce, this means, of course, that your marriage isn’t working. And that raises all sorts of questions about you and your marriage that are emotionally difficult — you may be filled with ...
  • Getting Support While Going Through Divorce
    The feeling of being alone and isolated can be devastating. Support from friends and family is crucial. If you are in need of support, here are some suggestions: Acknowledge your need for support. Put aside the ...
  • Extremities: The Pain and Promise of Divorce
    As the divorce process unfolds, especially within the first several months, you will probably go through a series of emotional extremes. The divorce, as it tears apart the fabric of your marriage, will probably tear ...
  • Divorce and the Unexpected Reversal
    You have just begun putting a new life together, having somehow gotten through the most painful experience of your life. The extreme feelings of hurt and anger and fear are subsiding. The emotional roller coaster ...