Why Barack and Michelle Obama can help lower the divorce rate in America

The United States has one of the highest divorce rates in the world. In fact, we are probably second only to Sweden as having the very highest divorce rate on Earth. That’s a high stat, no? But I’ve been thinking that Barack Obama and Michelle Obama might be good for marriage in this country. I … Continue reading “Why Barack and Michelle Obama can help lower the divorce rate in America”

AFGHANISTAN: Arianna Huffington on Sharia Law and the best interest of the child

Always provocative, Arianna Huffington had an interesting blog post today. She suggested that Vice President Biden should resign. Very provocative, eh? But that was not what interested me. What interested me was what she said about The Sharia Personal Status Law and custody of children (and the fate of women) in Afghanistan: Sharia Law with … Continue reading “AFGHANISTAN: Arianna Huffington on Sharia Law and the best interest of the child”

WASHINGTON: Why Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize win is good for the divorce rate

Let’s face it. You can only win the Peace Prize if you are a bit of a pacifist. Pacifists, by and large, hate war and hate strife and hate hate. Their whole raison d’etre is to spread peace, joy and forgiveness. And isn’t that what is needed in more marriages? Divorces occur when people are … Continue reading “WASHINGTON: Why Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize win is good for the divorce rate”

Green Czar Van Jones seeks no-fault divorce from his appointment – Glenn Beck must be doing the chicken dance

Van Jones, Green Czar to the Obama White House has asked for a no-fault divorce from his post. Just thought I’d throw that out there for kicks – cause, really, I could care less about the guy.

The Obama girls Sasha and Malia head to the White House: How can Michelle and Barack safeguard their marriage and kids in a Twitter world? 10 tips for coping in the fishbowl

I was just perusing the Wealth Report article, 10 Things wealthy parents should leave their kids besides money. It was authored by Peter White. It made me think of the Obamas for some reason, especially their daughters. I don’t think that even on their best day they could ever be properly prepared for the level … Continue reading “The Obama girls Sasha and Malia head to the White House: How can Michelle and Barack safeguard their marriage and kids in a Twitter world? 10 tips for coping in the fishbowl”

ROME: Did the Berlusconis have an open marriage that blew up?

Divorce News This link has a very interesting article about the Berlusconis I am loathe to say anything about this case cause he’s a billionaire and he’s suing newspapers for libel. He’s basically denying everything his wife has said, which is interesting. I mean, he can’t exactly censure free press and if it can be … Continue reading “ROME: Did the Berlusconis have an open marriage that blew up?”

Does keeping your last name while married pre-dispose you to divorce?

DIVORCE INFORMATION Jenna Bush Hager, former first daughter, is to become a special correspondent for NBC’s Today show. At first when I read that on Google Trends, I was like, who is Jenna Bush Hager? Then I remembered: Oh, that is Jenna Bush, daughter of former president George W. Bush. And then, the idea for … Continue reading “Does keeping your last name while married pre-dispose you to divorce?”

Advertisers divorce Fox’s Glen Beck over “racist” Obama comments

Glen Beck apparently called President Obama a racist with a “deep hatred for White people” (huh???) and now advertisers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc., CVS Caremark, Clorox and Sprint, directed that their commercials not air on Beck’s show, according to the companies and ColorofChange.org, a group that promotes political action among blacks and launched a campaign … Continue reading “Advertisers divorce Fox’s Glen Beck over “racist” Obama comments”

Barack Obama causing a surge in divorce filings in U.S.?

I don’t know whether to take the claims made here http://jumpinginpools.blogspot.com/2009/08/is-obama-causing-divorce-surge.html seriously, but you be the judge. Did the presidential election and volunteerism during the campaigns lead to an increase in the number of divorces? Or this author delusional, or what?

When your husband is your “identity” how do you cope post-divorce?

Queen Rania. Michelle Obama. Carla Bruni Sarkozy. One of the things that gives me great pleasure is sitting in a cozy bookstore with a cup of tea and a slice of chocolate cake, flipping through glossy magazines. That’s exactly what I did this afternoon in a New York City Borders bookstore and one of the magazines … Continue reading “When your husband is your “identity” how do you cope post-divorce?”

How to divorce the “princess”

First off, when a man makes a comment like “what do you think you are, a princess?” Or, “you’re not a princess,” or “stop acting like a princess” I think a woman should run for her life. Immediately. In any successful marriage (and I’ve never married for obvious reasons) but in any successful marriage, I … Continue reading “How to divorce the “princess””

STRASBOURG, FRANCE: Carla Bruni kisses Barack Obama: Don’t worry there won’t be a divorce!

STRASBOURG, FRANCE: The media were making a big to do about the fact that when Carla Bruni Sarkozy first met Barack Obama she shook his hand rather than gave him the traditional air kisses on the cheeks as the French traditionally do. At the same time she had no problem kissing Michelle Obama. But then, … Continue reading “STRASBOURG, FRANCE: Carla Bruni kisses Barack Obama: Don’t worry there won’t be a divorce!”

WASHINGTON: Tim Geithner and Carole Sonnenfeld: Why their marriage is divorce-proof

Former Pres. of the Federal Reserve and current Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and his wife Carole Sonnenfeld Geithner are moving to Washington and will likely take a loss on the sale of their house in Larchmont. That’s old news.  Also old news is the fact that the Treasury Secretary married Carole Sonnenfeld Geithner whom he met his senior … Continue reading “WASHINGTON: Tim Geithner and Carole Sonnenfeld: Why their marriage is divorce-proof”

Divorce D.C. style

By and large, D.C. husbands are like priests, except when it comes to bonking their wives. At least on the surface. They are very pious, upstanding family men–these political cognoscentis. Which might explain why D.C. has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country. That’s probably why when a sex scandal hits in D.C., it is … Continue reading “Divorce D.C. style”

The Great Divorce Recession of 2009

The Great Divorce Recession of 2009 You have heard of the Great Depression. But have you heard of the Great Divorce Recession? Probably not, because I just coined the phrase. That’s right. You heard it here first, baby! What do I mean by the Great Divorce Recession.  Well, when the economy collapsed in 2008, it … Continue reading “The Great Divorce Recession of 2009”

Divorce aid: Will Obama’s stimulus package aid divorcing couples?

DIVORCE AID on it’s way? Economic stimulus bill, economic stimulus plan, stimulus package…that’s all I’ve been hearing in the news lately. Stimulus. Stimulus. Stimulus. Everybody is looking for their piece – banks, states, tax payers, students, small businesses and especially people in the Upper Middle Class tax brackets. But what about people who are getting … Continue reading “Divorce aid: Will Obama’s stimulus package aid divorcing couples?”