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  • Boundaries
    Setting Boundaries with a Narcissist
    What does the word, “boundary” mean to you? We know it is important to have personal boundaries. We also know people who have no regard for personal boundaries. In our front yard, we set boundaries using fences. Our homes have a front...
  • Kelly Rutherford
    Kelly Rutherford's Attorney Robert Wallack Issues Statement
    For the past year, I have been closely following Kelly Rutherford's custody battle. I was initially left thinking that there must be more to the story. This case is of interest to me because of my role as a high-conflict divorce coach and...
  • Dating and Divorced
    Dating after Going Through a Divorce
    No one said it was easy to date after a divorce. Dating as a single, newly divorced dad can be even more difficult, especially for those worried about upsetting their kids or bringing new people by them.There are a few good rules recommended by...
  • Tina Swithin
    Is blogging about your divorce a smart idea?
    I would love to be a fly on the wall in a divorce attorney's office. This profession is privy to the innermost details of a person's life and it probably takes a lot to make a divorce attorney cringe. In 2011, I did something that would...
  • Purpose Perseverance
    Finding purpose in the pain of divorce
    I plopped down on a therapist’s couch for the first time when I was in my early 20’s. That visit was prompted by a severely dysfunctional relationship that thankfully, came to an end. One of the first goals I set with the therapist was...
  • Dating and Divorced
    Dads, Divorce and Online Dating
    Love and the dating world can be hard when you are a divorced parent. Not only do you have to worry whether you will find someone you are interested in and want to know further, but you have to worry about your kids being okay with this person as...
  • Divorcing a Narcissist
    Choosing the right attorney when divorcing a Narcissist
    With statistic showing that Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is on the rise, the Family Court System is being taken by storm and sadly, the system is not equipped to deal with the gale force winds that a narcissist can create. For those who...
  • Tori and Dean
    Tori and Dean: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
    I still remember watching Beverly Hills 90210 in high school and being completely enthralled with the show as a 16-year old girl. I will be the first to admit that my guilty pleasure for years has been reality television. My interest in reality...
  • Mother's Day for divorced dads.
    Divorced Dads and Mother's Day
    Mother's Day is not an easy holiday for dads who are divorced. Helping the kids plan events for this day and keeping one's cool throughout the process can actually be quite an art.It's important that dads remember to focus on their...
  • Be careful what you say on social media websites.
    What you should not do after getting a divorce.
    After you get a divorce there are some things you should try to avoid doing and saying. Here are some of those things.Slander your ex on social media websites.Facebook is a commonly used social media website. Many people tend to over share on this...
  • What to do after getting a divorce.
    What to do after getting a divorce.
    After getting a divorce you may decide to do a number of different things. Here are some great things to do after getting a divorce.
  • Wedding Rings
    What do you do with your wedding ring after a divorce?
    After your divorce you may be left with many mementos from the marriage and wedding itself. One particular memento is the wedding ring. What do you do with your wedding ring after a divorce?Make a little extra cash.If just the sight of the wedding...
  • Child Support Payments
    Child Support: How Much is Too Much?
    By Julie GarrisonIn the State of California, a noncustodial dad making $3,000 a month may have to pay nearly half of what he makes incourt-ordered supportfor his three children. In other states, the scenario is similar.The payment amount is based...
  • Are Divorce Rates Higher Among Baby Boomers?
    Are Divorce Rates Higher Among Baby Boomers?
    Pepper Schwartz has written nearly 20 books, including her most recent work "The Normal Bar." Recently, she wrote an article for CNN that explores increasing divorce rates among the Baby Boomers generation.Schwartz, a sociology professor...
  • Kelly Rutherford and Daughter, Helena
    Kelly Rutherford's Custody Battle: Is there a Glimmer of Hope?
    I recently wrote about Kelly Rutherford's custody battle which defies logic on multiple levels. I first connected with Kelly last year and was able to attend her most recent court date on March 19th in Los Angeles Superior Court. Kelly's...