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How Social Technology Affects Relationships

The miracle of social media, texting, and other forms of electronic communication has given us infinite opportunities  to talk to each other faster and easier. But as with most things in life, moderation is key. While interactions with these tools are not bad in and of themselves, when social technology…

Marriage Fantasies Versus Realities

“It is very common for people to futilely jump from relationship to relationship (and marriage to marriage) trying to find the unrealistic fantasy whenever the reality starts to sway from it,” says licensed social worker, Nathan Feiles. He is referring to the preconceived notions people inevitably bring into a marriage,…

Divorce Guilt Trips and Falls

Feelings of guilt and avoidance of guilt are powerful motivators. In some divorce cases, they even motivate a filer to lie or exaggerate marital conflicts for the sake of feeling less guilty about dissolving the marriage. As difficult and provoking as a divorce can be, keeping it a quiet, uncontested…

Mindfulness in the Face of Divorce

Out of all the trials we might endure in life, divorce is one of the toughest. Losing a spouse through the divorce process, even if it was desired, is comparable to losing a loved one to death, since you go from seeing that person every day to almost never, in…

A Marriage Agreement and Business Contract

What if a marriage contract also came with a signed agreement stating chore delegation? Some argue it would solve much angst that results from one spouse (usually the wife) taking on the bulk of homemaking and childcare. That stress can very well lead to filing for divorce, hopefully combined with…

Same-Sex Divorce Troubles

The right for same-sex couples to marry is dependent on the state they live in, and so is their right to file for divorce. If they live in a state opposed to their marriage, the alternative to a court-approved divorce is dealing with the expensive costs of civil lawsuits just…

From Fairytale Weddings to Lavish Divorces

Normally, it’s not the best idea to advise couples to follow the marriage trends of celebrities. But when it comes to actress Keira Knightley’s recent under the radar wedding, that’s exactly what I will help do. Her low-key nuptials in the South of France barely raised a UK pound, let…

GUEST BLOG: The Increasing Rate of Baby Boomers Divorce

From 1990 to 2010, the divorce rate of Americans 50 years old and older increased by 150%. As reflected by U.S. Census data, in 1990 only 10% of divorces involved one or more of the parties being at least 50 years old. By 2010 that number had increased to 25%.…

Divorce and Communication of Contempt

Many speculators cite communication problems as the cause of breaking down relationships on the bumpy dirt road that leads to filing for divorce. Poor communication skills and habits can be the result of cultural influences ranging from familial upbringing to societal/media trends of language and gender dynamics. Whatever the cause,…

Growing Into Parenting Plans

Last Tuesday we discussed The Basics of Creating a Parenting Plan, including the basic terminology. As we emphasized, and re-emphasized, each family needs their own parenting plan because each family is different. But as children grow, their parenting plan should too. We aren’t trying to tell parents how to raise…

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