How to Tell Your Child You Are Splitting Up

How to Tell Your Child You Are Splitting Up

When you decide you are separating, and have established a plan for moving forward with it, tell your child together with your partner, and include all your children together in the conversation.

Easing the impact of parental divorce on their adolescents

Easing the impact of parental divorce on their adolescents

However, with effort and attention , there are some specific acts of courtesy that signify consideration and tend to support a strong working alliance between two divorced partners who are still committed to sharing childcare responsibility as parents.

Ben Affleck Pays Tribute to 'Incredible' Ex Jennifer Garner, Mom

Ben Affleck Pays Tribute to 'Incredible' Ex Jennifer Garner, Mom

“Happy Mother’s Day to the two incredible mothers who have shown me the meaning of love,” Affleck, 46, of Garner, 47, laughing alongside Boldt on Instagram.

How to have an amicable divorce in four simple steps

How to have an amicable divorce in four simple steps

Think about it … a union between two people that started out as love, affection, and respect slides into hateful words, nasty battles over property and children, and broken hearts.“Deciding to divorce is a big decision, with many implications but it can be done amicably, with respect and without involving the courts,” says Anne-Marie Cade, a divorce advisor, who also works as an as an educator, mediator and parenting coordinator.

Bristol Palin ‘Wanted to Find’ the Moms of Kids Who Bullied Her Son Tripp

Bristol Palin ‘Wanted to Find’ the Moms of Kids Who Bullied Her Son Tripp

Bristol Palin, Dakota Meyer, and Tripp Johnston. When asked on her Instagram Story on Thursday, April 25, if the little one was ever teased for being on TV, the Teen Mom OG alum, 28, wrote back: “No, he got teased at school for his hair and shoes tho (?)

Robert De Niro Admits That Fatherhood Is ‘Not Easy’

Robert De Niro Admits That Fatherhood Is ‘Not Easy’

“I love my children, just being with them,” the Oscar winner, 75, told Us Weekly exclusively on Wednesday, April 24, at the Tribeca Film Festival opening night premiere of The Apollo .

Jack Osbourne’s Advice for Dads in ‘Stressful’ Single Fatherhood

Jack Osbourne’s Advice for Dads in ‘Stressful’ Single Fatherhood

When it comes to being a single dad, the Osbournes alum, 33, told Us Weekly exclusively on Monday, April 22, “It’s all time management now, especially getting the kids out in the morning. Osbourne and Stelly started growing their family in 2012 when they welcomed Pearl , now 6.

How You Can Apologize to Your Children--or Should You?

How You Can Apologize to Your Children--or Should You?

Apologies between parents and children need special consideration and have unique and sensitive issues. To avoid feeling guilty they may not be able to connect the children’s emotional or behavioral changes to the divorce experience. Sometimes parents may be able to apologize together to the children.

Wendy Williams’ Son Is ‘Huge Priority’ in Her Life Amid Divorce

Wendy Williams’ Son Is ‘Huge Priority’ in Her Life Amid Divorce

After splitting from her husband of nearly 22 years, Kevin Hunter , the Wendy Williams Show host, 54, announced that she was a few days away from “moving out of the sober house ” she had been staying in.

JWoww’s Ex Roger Spends Day With Their Kids After New Man Reveal

JWoww’s Ex Roger Spends Day With Their Kids After New Man Reveal

Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWoww” Farley ’s estranged husband, Roger Mathews , spent the day with their children, Meilani, 4, and Greyson, 2, on Friday, April 12, the same day the reality star headed out on a date with a mystery man amid their divorce.

My best friend started dating my ex-husband and I am broken

My best friend started dating my ex-husband and I am broken

Amber was horrified at some of the stories I’d tell her, the same way I was a friendly ear when she wanted to talk about the dreadful state of her former marriage.

Wedding photographers share their red flags for a doomed marriage

Wedding photographers share their red flags for a doomed marriage

"To me the biggest sign is the cake cutting," replied one photographer, who explained that usually the bride and groom will know if their partner would be OK having cake smooshed all over their faces.

‘I’ve been single For 6 years because I keep making one big mistake’

‘I’ve been single For 6 years because I keep making one big mistake’

So sure, they’ll go on some lovely dates, and have a jolly good time, but more often than not drop into conversation a few little doozy comments like “gosh I’m enjoying being single,” or “I’m really not ready for the whole relationship thing yet.”.

Getting a Divorce? 5 Tips to Help Your Children Cope

Getting a Divorce? 5 Tips to Help Your Children Cope

Parents badly want to feel that their kids are not harmed by the divorce. But, it is normal for children to feel very sad and angry about a divorce. You might tell your child, “When you feel angry about the divorce, I want to know.

Bristol Palin Reveals Whether She Wants Baby No. 4

Bristol Palin Reveals Whether She Wants Baby No. 4

Nearly two years after welcoming her third child, Bristol Palin shared her thoughts on baby No. 4) “Maxxxxxed out with BD’s,” the Teen Mom OG star, 28, wrote to a fan on her Instagram Story on Wednesday, March 20, after being asked if she wanted to expand her brood.

We Should Change the Adversarial Language of Divorce

We Should Change the Adversarial Language of Divorce

My divorcing clients often say “It’s my day with the kids.” What if parents would say “It’s the kid’s day with Dad” or, to the children, “It’s your time with Mom this week,” rather than “It’s Mom’s week.” Another area of conflict during the divorce process is “(spousal) support” or “alimony.” These terms carry negative meanings.

Why We Should Change the Adversarial Language of Divorce

Why We Should Change the Adversarial Language of Divorce

My divorcing clients often say “It’s my day with the kids.” What if parents would say “It’s the kid’s day with Dad” or, to the children, “It’s your time with Mom this week,” rather than “It’s Mom’s week.” Another area of great conflict during the divorce process is often “(spousal) support,” or “alimony.” These terms carry negative meanings.

'We put our marriage through the divorce predictor equation and wow'

'We put our marriage through the divorce predictor equation and wow'

Image: Supplied Mathematician James Murray and well-known love and relationship guru and psychologist, John Gottman teamed up to explore what exactly makes some marriages happy and some miserable, beginning by creating a mathematical model that quantified how couples interact and influence each other during an argument.

Sexless Marriage? Got Kids? Why Not Try a Parenting Marriage

Sexless Marriage? Got Kids? Why Not Try a Parenting Marriage

Seeing that things are not changing, and coming to terms that keeping the status quo isn’t likely to bring change is often what beings the other spouse around to try the Parenting Marriage.

Can Infidelity Support Marriage and Increase Happiness?

Can Infidelity Support Marriage and Increase Happiness?

In this survey group, looking to bridge the sexual gaps in one’s marriage worked better for increasing life satisfaction than trying to meet emotional needs with an outside partner.

Is it Possible to Have a "Better Divorce"?

Is it Possible to Have a "Better Divorce"?

In a collaborative divorce, parents work together with professionals to resolve their legal, financial and emotional issues in a way that is respectful and honors the right of children and families to heal and grow in a stable and restructured family.

Parental Alienation: It Happens in Intact Families Too

Parental Alienation: It Happens in Intact Families Too

Source: (c) photography33/fotosearch The following email, sent to me by a reader, convinced me that the time has come for me to write about alienation within families that appear to be "intact." There's no need for a divorce to precipitate emotional abuse in the form of turning the child(ren) against the other parent.

Quins mum gets real about the difficulties of marriage

Quins mum gets real about the difficulties of marriage

Surprised By Five's Kim Tucci recently shared a candid post to Facebook about the seven year itch and the perception of 'perfect' we're all so used to on social media these days.

Does Cooperative Divorced Coparenting Matter?

Does Cooperative Divorced Coparenting Matter?

affection between a father and son Source: pexel Although our study was primarily focused on the impact of coparenting following divorce, by including information on parent-youth contact (based on how often parents saw and talked to their children and how often the child spent the night at their house), we were able to determine that it was strongly associated with parent-youth relationships.

Are You Getting a Divorce and Thinking About Nesting?

Are You Getting a Divorce and Thinking About Nesting?

(I'll include her contact information at the end of the article so you can contact her directly if you'd like to consult with her.) When I asked Dr. Buscho why couples should consider nesting, she told me that by allowing the children to stay in the home full time, they have more time to adapt to changes in the family and it makes kids feel more secure during a time of major transition.

If My Parents Are Divorced, Is My Marriage Doomed to Fail?

If My Parents Are Divorced, Is My Marriage Doomed to Fail?

Research points to two dominant theories to explain the increased divorce risk of children of divorce: Personal Skills Theory and Commitment and Confidence Theory. In his 2001 study, Amato and Deboer found that children whose parents who fought a lot but never divorced were not at increased risk of divorce themselves.

Divorce Rates Around the World: A Love Story

Divorce Rates Around the World: A Love Story

Divorce can be a love story when people realize that they love their life outside of marriage . Because of economic development, the growing numbers of women in the workforce, and higher rates of education, more and more people around the world can afford to divorce.

Divorce and Anxiety in Children and Teens

Divorce and Anxiety in Children and Teens

Hence, it is important that the adults noticing these changes in the child's or teenager's behaviors, mood, and attitude further explore underlying feelings of loss, grief, helplessness, guilt, blame, and anger that could be fueling the anxiety.

Are Married People Happier? Questions Answered

Are Married People Happier? Questions Answered

The authors of this longitudinal study, which examined 10,000 Dutch persons between the ages 15–74, showed that those who reported four or more subjective health complaints or two or more chronic conditions were respectively 1.5 and 2 times more likely to become divorced than persons without these health problems.

How to make a blended family actually work

How to make a blended family actually work

Of course there were details about the divorce I kept to myself but I repeatedly told my kids that mum and dad loved each other when we married, and when we became parents but we grew apart in many ways and thought the best thing to do was to separate and co-parent from separate houses.

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