My Parents’ Divorce War Trained Me to Be a Therapist!

My Parents’ Divorce War Trained Me to Be a Therapist!

My story is a lesson for parents and what NOT to do during divorce. We all do what we do for a reason, and the reason is often connected to our childhood. For me, I was drawn to divorce work because I wanted to change the way people divorce for the sake of their...
How to Tell Your Spouse You Want a Separation or Divorce

How to Tell Your Spouse You Want a Separation or Divorce

One of the questions I am asked most frequently is how to talk to your spouse if you want to separate or divorce. It feels frightening and overwhelming, and you want to do it in a way that won’t lead to a blow-up. I still remember when I had this talk with my...
What Does It Take to Save Your Marriage From Divorce?

What Does It Take to Save Your Marriage From Divorce?

How can marital therapy help? What’s the therapist’s job? What’s yours? Marital counseling can help save your relationship or ensure that you are making the right decision if you divorce. Source: Photo by cottonbro from Pexels In my work...

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 the...

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...