Recent blog posts

  • Should I Stay or Should I Go?

    March 5th, 2014

    The question “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” commonly haunts people living in dead-end and high-conflict marriages.  There are no easy answers.  Sometimes people say they are staying for the kids, but often this is just a cover-up (conscious or unconscious)… View Article

  • “Divorce Corp” Movie

    January 8th, 2014

    Finally!  A new documentary, narrated by Dr Drew Pinsky, talks about the reality of attorney-driven divorce and the system that is designed to create conflict and destroy families.  There is a better way.  Dr. Drew is calling for mediation as… View Article

  • Divorced Kid

    December 21st, 2013

    I recently came across an article Sasha Aslanian wrote for the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Psychology Today – “Divorce:  Not an Option for Me”.  A child of divorce who has grown up to be an insightful woman, her unique perspective is well worth… View Article

  • Divorce Affects the Whole Family

    November 11th, 2013

    Every once in a while someone finds a way to carry their message in a really powerful way.  Karen Kline’s The Broken Circle project is an example of this powerful messaging.  Its a book that consists of photographs and interviews of fifty amazing young adults,… View Article

  • Why Katie filed for Divorce

    November 11th, 2013

    In the latest celebrity news, the Huffington Post has posted an article titled “Tom Cruise Admits Katie Holmes Divorced Him To Protect Suri From Scientology.”  I dont know Katie or Tom. But, I know divorce. And, I can tell you… View Article

  • DIY Divorce – When a Cheap Divorce is Expensive

    November 5th, 2013

    Have you ever noticed how difficult most things are, the first time you do them?  Everything seems to have a learning curve.  Once you get past the learning curve, things that once seemed complicated or overwhelming become simple and easy… View Article

  • Lessons from a Divorce Tragedy

    October 24th, 2013

    This is the story of a true divorce tragedy. Today headline in the Palm Beach Post reads “Man Killed Estranged Wife Then Died In Police Confrontation.”  Sadly, this is an all too common scenario.  This time it really hits home because the shooting… View Article

  • Divorce Care Package

    October 14th, 2013

    The Huffington Post has just launched its Divorce Care Package series.  They are creating a list of things – books, movies, recipes, etc. – that help relieve the stress in the midst of divorce.  Yes, sometimes, it is the little things… View Article

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Doesn’t Always Mean Divorce

    October 4th, 2013

    No child is responsible for his parent’s divorce.  However, when a child has a disorder that falls under the autism spectrum umbrella, parents typically experience higher than normal parenting demands well into the child’s adulthood.  The parents’ reactions to these… View Article

  • Divorce Vultures

    August 28th, 2013

    A former student recently sent the following email to me.  This is an example of why I am on a mission to carry the message that there is a better way to go through the process of divorce. “I have a… View Article