Relationships in Quarantine: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

In an earlier post, I wrote about the psychological short- and long-term effects of quarantine. Now that we are in a longer-term quarantine, you are probably seeing how these reactions are affecting your relationships, especially your marital relationship. You may...

Facing a Divorce As Quarantine Ends?

  Family Law specialists and therapists predict a surge in separation and divorce consultations as shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted. There are probably two common reasons for this: First, many couples had no choice but to “tough it out” through the past...

How Nesting Can Ease Your Separation or Divorce – Part 2

Ask Yourself if Nesting Makes Sense for Your Family 1. Will you and your spouse remain in the area or city?  Nesting works best when both of you are available for your “on duty” parenting time. 2. Ask yourself if you can set aside your own comfort and prioritize...

How Nesting Can Ease Your Separation or Divorce – Part 1

Adapted from my post on Psychology Today, March 20, 2019 What do I mean by “Nesting”? Nesting families keep the children in the family home while the parents rotate in and out to care for them. The “on-duty” parent stays in the home with the children while the...