Divorce Therapy: When You Need Counseling to Help You Handle Getting Divorced

Divorce Therapy is available if you need it Taking care of  your emotional and psychological wellbeing during divorce is a very important undertaking. Divorce has its pre, inter, and post divorce issues that many people struggle with to varying degrees. It is okay to seek help dealing with the before, during and after challenges of … Continue reading “Divorce Therapy: When You Need Counseling to Help You Handle Getting Divorced”

Are You Abusing Alcohol in Trying to Cope With Your Divorce?

Divorce has been known to turn a few people into raging alcoholics. Especially for us guys who need to appear tough and in control but for whom so much is out of our control during this difficult time. The consequences can go far beyond just getting pulled over for a DUI. Abusing alcohol can actually … Continue reading “Are You Abusing Alcohol in Trying to Cope With Your Divorce?”

Tweeting About Your Divorce Can Be the Best Medicine

The conventional wisdom is that you should not use social media to discuss something so private as your divorce – that kind of indiscretion should be left to Kim Kardashian and her ilk. But what if this is the exact thing that will make you feel better and help you heal? Many people use Twitter … Continue reading “Tweeting About Your Divorce Can Be the Best Medicine”

Divorce, Life Insurance & Estate Tax

Sometimes, as part of the divorce settlement, a party is ordered to obtain life insurance. This could be to protect a spouse who is receiving alimony payments when there are minor children involved, for example but there are other circumstances that could push a judge to order a party to obtain and maintain a life … Continue reading “Divorce, Life Insurance & Estate Tax”

Revisiting the Divorce Diet

I was reading the New York Times today and there was this article about the Divorce Diet a topic we covered a few years back. It got me to thinking about the topic again especially since I am working on Book 2 of my series on “How To Divorce” and believe it or not, this subject is … Continue reading “Revisiting the Divorce Diet”

On Losing Weight in Time For Your Divorce Trial

Your divorce trial is coming up. It has been months, maybe even years in the making. Your spouse has already moved on and has taken to bringing the new person to court to sit in the audience and observe/listen to the proceedings. You hate this. You hate this more than anything. But what you hate … Continue reading “On Losing Weight in Time For Your Divorce Trial”

Divorcing? Don’t sweat. Singledom could make you happier according to new study

A recent study from the University of California at Santa Barbara suggests that being single could actually make some people happier than being in a couple. By extension, getting divorced and being by yourself – at least for a little bit – could very well be the solution to your “unhappiness.” It is not a … Continue reading “Divorcing? Don’t sweat. Singledom could make you happier according to new study”

Will a terminally ill child Cause a Marriage to fall apart?

Having a child with a life-threatening illness can have an adverse effect on even the strongest of marriages. Some statistics put the chance of failure of a marriage with a sick child at 90 percent. It is not clear the reason for this although psychologists probably have dealt with these scenarios quite often. Having a … Continue reading “Will a terminally ill child Cause a Marriage to fall apart?”

Studies Show that Opioid Addiction has reached Epidemic Levels. Is your Marriage affected?

There can be no denying the fact that opioid addiction is starting to ravage marriages and families in America and around the world. Are you one of those people who is affected by this epidemic? Has your marriage been destroyed because your spouse became addicted to prescription drugs such as the painkiller Oxycontin, for example. According … Continue reading “Studies Show that Opioid Addiction has reached Epidemic Levels. Is your Marriage affected?”

Do American Churches and “Faith” Communities discriminate against divorcing people?

Do religious communities discriminate against divorced or divorcing people? It is possible there is unconscious bias. A recent panel discuss at Fordham University in New York that brought together a bunch of religious schools from various religious groups and organizations including catholicism, judaism and islam, explored this very question. The conclusion was that certainly at … Continue reading “Do American Churches and “Faith” Communities discriminate against divorcing people?”

Divorce & the midlife crisis: Why are men more susceptible?

  Apparently, men are more likely to have a midlife crisis which is causally linked to their divorce. Why is this? Do you have a clue? The strange thing is that women are just as likely as men to suffer a midlife crisis but the likelihood that it will lead to a divorce is less … Continue reading “Divorce & the midlife crisis: Why are men more susceptible?”

Should all recently divorced women get cardio vascular screening as a matter of routine?

Don’t judge me for quoting Fox News but they recently did this report about how studies are linking cardio vascular problems in women to their recent divorces.  You can read the article here My interpretation is that women’s hearts don’t handle heartbreak as well as men’s hearts. And even if these women remarry it seems … Continue reading “Should all recently divorced women get cardio vascular screening as a matter of routine?”

Does a child’s gender influence the likelihood of parental divorce?

A report on Psych Central.com suggests that a child’s gender may be linked to the likelihood of parental divorce in America. It appears there is a link to the child’s gender and the father choosing to stay or leave the marriage: Researchers have known that in the U.S. couples with daughters are somewhat more likely … Continue reading “Does a child’s gender influence the likelihood of parental divorce?”

ARIZONA: New Study at University of Arizona links Divorce to hypertension

Science Daily reports that a new study at the University of Arizona has found a link between divorce and high blood pressure.

Science Daily reports that a new study at the University of Arizona has found a link between divorce and high blood pressure.

9 health benefits of divorce

There are some health benefits to divorce. Here are nine: 1) Lower blood pressure (with less fighting on a daily basis with someone living with you 24/7, your blood pressure is bound to recalibrate post divorce) 2) Reduced stress (what is more stressful than an unhappy marriage?) 3. “Safer” sex (in some instances divorce results in “safer” sex … Continue reading “9 health benefits of divorce”

Divorce in New York: Women’s health more likely to be affected by divorce studies show

  Divorce isn’t just about the money and the kids. It seems it is also about the health. I recently learned of a study that shows that divorced women reported more physical illness than married women, or divorced men. She opines that it almost makes sense that women would be more distressed (or exhibit more … Continue reading “Divorce in New York: Women’s health more likely to be affected by divorce studies show”