Have you ever noticed that someone you knew and respected as a sane person on most days, becomes like a crazy person when they’re going through a divorce? Why does going through a divorce make people so crazy? Being rejected by someone who was once most likely the love of your life is probably one of the most painful things we can experience in life. A reason for this can be found in … [Read more...] about Why does divorce make us so crazy?
One of the more difficult aspects of relationships is trying to blend different personalities. While we all have aspects of our personality that may be less than flattering, mental health professionals distinguish between personality quirks and personality "disorders." The word disorder sounds so disturbing. But even in the realm of personality disorders, they fall on a continuum, anywhere from … [Read more...] about How to Protect Kids from Narcissistic Parents
There is no doubt that divorce causes chaos in our otherwise normally structured lives. It's inevitable and unavoidable to some degree. BUT, I have a suggestion and a solution that will help to minimize some of that chaos. Create a detailed parenting plan So what goes into a parenting plan? you might ask. That's a great question! I answer that in my FREE detailed Parenting Plan Guide … [Read more...] about What parents need to know about a post-divorce parenting plan
It was a Monday morning, the start of the work week. I was deep in thought working on the usual paperwork. My voicemail notification brought me back to earth, and I clicked on it to listen to the message. It was a message from a tired sounding mom who requested that I call her back. I was able to chat with her later that day and she explained tearfully, that she was worried about her … [Read more...] about How to calm your child’s worries when visiting daddy
Hearing THE NEWS about divorce “One day I came home from school. I heard my mom and dad talking and I heard my mom say, ‘do you love me?’ My dad said ‘no’ and then after that he moved out.” – 10 year old girl “I noticed that my mom and dad weren’t sleeping in the same room anymore. No one said anything to me. Then my mom told me that they were getting a divorce. I wasn’t sure what that meant.” … [Read more...] about What kids really need to know about your divorce
I have two whole memories of my mom. They both were at a very young age, as my mom went away when I was only 4 years old. The first memory I have was being in my mom’s arms walking up to our front door of the first house I lived in with both my parents. It’s a very brief memory, but it’s very special because it was a memory of my mom. The second memory is a memory of us sitting in the … [Read more...] about How early childhood memories can make you better parents