The Two Months of the Year When Most People Divorce

The Two Months of the Year When Most People Divorce

When do most people file for divorce? According to recent research, the two months of the year when most people divorce are March and August. Well, at least for the state of Washington. Brian Serafini and Julie Brines from the University of Washington researched the...
What’s One of the Best Ways to Get Through Divorce?

What’s One of the Best Ways to Get Through Divorce?

What’s one of the best ways to get through divorce?  According to researchers Gabriele Prati and Luca Pietrantoni (2009), posttraumatic growth following a major life crisis like divorce is fostered by having social support.  Finding a support system for yourself...
How Triangles Mess Up Your Relationships

How Triangles Mess Up Your Relationships

Triangles (not the shape but the relationship dynamic) can mess up relationships especially if you aren’t aware of what they are and what they can do.  Everyone, to some extent, has relationships that are triangles.  Triangles, according to Murray Bowen*, a...
When the Holiday Season Isn’t So Happy

When the Holiday Season Isn’t So Happy

“Happy holidays!” someone shouted to me.  “Mmm hmmm, ” I mumbled.  Gosh, I felt miserable then.  About ten years ago I faced my first Christmas as an almost-single woman.  We decided we would split up in early December but he’d move out...
How to Screw Up Your Kids After Divorce

How to Screw Up Your Kids After Divorce

Divorce can be tough.  My own divorce process took almost three years and it was extremely hard trying to keep the kids out of the fray.  It’s hard for most people to handle the break-up of relationships (I say “most,” but Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris...