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The Resurrection of a Vampire

How many of you have been through a divorce? How many of you have been through a divorce that took years? How many of you were separated for years before your divorce, and then you had to go through everything all over again? I've called this process the resurrection of a vampire. Read more

Divorce: The #1 Thing You Need To Know

I'm going to share with you a story. A story that has nothing to do with divorce, but I think it will resonate with you when it comes down to getting a divorce. First off, divorce is a necessary thing. There's no reason that two people who don't love each other should stay together. Read more

How to be a good friend through a divorce

By now I’m sure you’ve heard that Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have decided to divorce. My heart breaks for them because even though this is the right decision for them, it’s certainly not an easy one. And it really seemed like everyone talking about this divorce had that reaction—sad, heartfelt and compassionate support for the duo—which isn’t the norm in terms of Hollywood coverage. I was really heartened by that. And seeing all that appropriate coverage got me thinking about how to best address divorce with people you actually know. It’s tough to figure out how to be a good friend during this situation. So, here are some pointers. Read more

When relationships change should your expectations as well?

Sherri Shepard and Lamar Sally
Height, weight, eye color - things like this are easy to evaluate right off the bat because lets face it, character assessment takes much more time. So if you are all skin and bones and the man you meet likes curvy women, you may not be a match. If a woman can't stand being taller than the man she's dating, and you're one of the nicest guys in the world but only 5' 1" there's a chance date number 3 may not happen. Read more

Conscious uncoupling?

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow
Leave it up to Gwyneth Paltrow to take to her website with the announcement of her split from husband of 11 years, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, with this headline: “Conscious uncoupling.” Conscious un-what? Huh? Call it what you will – splitsville, divorce – you can dress up the dissolution of a marriage however you want, but it’s an ugly thing no matter what fancy title you give it. Gwyneth, who has unceremoniously earned the title of Most Hated Hollywood Celeb in a recent poll, had the chance to redeem herself and earn the sympathy of her fans with this announcement. No one wants to see people go through a divorce – especially children – and Gwyneth has 2. But instead, she came up with this silly headline, claimed she and Chris were “closer than ever” and made a further mockery of her brand and her name, further driving her image of icky perfection home – and driving fans away. Read more

Nagging: The Blessing in Disguise

A woman nags her husband
An all too common scenario for me: I get a call from a frantic husband, telling me that his wife just dropped a bomb – she wants to get a divorce. Frequently he’s stunned because he thinks, “Everything is fine.” When they both come into my office, the wife feels disconnected and has felt that way for a long time. Read more