Is Birdnesting the New Norm?

Is Birdnesting the New Norm?

More and more often, clients are contacting me to help with setting up successful nesting, or birdnesting arrangements. I am glad that more people know about nesting now because a successful nesting agreement can stabilize your family and keep your children’s lives...
Signs That Your Partner May Want a Divorce

Signs That Your Partner May Want a Divorce

Lisa (not her real name) tells me, “My parents wondered why we aren’t going out together like we used to. They used to babysit for us every week, but it has been months now. I know something is wrong, but I can’t figure it out. We just aren’t happy; we aren’t having...
Divorce is a Death. When Will The Grieving End?

Divorce is a Death. When Will The Grieving End?

The grief Maria (not her actual name) experienced when her divorce was over brought her to therapy. When she arrived for her first session, she was overwhelmed. Her eyes were red from crying, and she held a wet tissue in her hand. “Where do I start?” She asked. There...
What Is a Child Centered Divorce?

What Is a Child Centered Divorce?

When a divorcing couple has children, it is easy for the parents to get so caught up in their own negative emotions that they don’t focus on the needs of the children. As difficult as it might be, both parents need to set aside their own emotions and focus on the...
Emotional Attachment to a House

Emotional Attachment to a House

A house is just a building, but a home is filled with hopes, dreams, and memories.  The attachment to the home can be almost as strong as an attachment to a living being.  The attachment can be long-term – you’ve built a relationship with your home as you...