12 Nov 2015

For divorced parents who hug goodbye rather than tuck in bed

For divorced parents who hug goodbye rather than tuck in bed Sometimes it’s only after they’ve rushed out the door and climbed into their father’s car that I realize I didn’t hug them goodbye, not for any real reason except that Evan was complaining about his shoes again and Kostyn was chasing after a squirrel, […]

10 Nov 2015

10 Ways To Survive The Holidays While Going Through a Divorce

10 Ways To Survive The Holidays While Going Through a Divorce   As Halloween passes and you finally finish packing away the costumes and the candy, turning the calendar to November can seem as painful as wearing a beaded thong to the gym.  The holiday season becomes a catch 22 for most people who have […]

06 Nov 2015

New bill eases path to divorce for many couples

New law eases path to divorce for many couples When spouses in Maryland agree to split up and amicably hammer out a separation agreement, state law still makes them wait a year to file for divorce. That will change Thursday — at least for some couples — when a new law eliminates the waiting period […]

03 Nov 2015

New Maryland Laws Go Into Effect October 1

New Maryland Laws Go Into Effect October 1   No wait period for couples who want to divorce, penalties for people burying bodies, higher speed limit and other laws take effect.   Criminal expungement (SB0651): A new law will allow people convicted of crimes to petition for expungement, or obliterate it from their record, if the […]

21 Oct 2015

10 Unexpected Silver Linings Of Divorce

10 Unexpected Silver Linings Of Divorce   1.I am less afraid. I used to think that divorce was one of the worst things that could happen to me. Well it happened to me, and I’m still alive and kicking. Better yet, it may actually be a bad thing that became a good thing. The scary and […]

16 Oct 2015

9 Things That Help Me See The Upside In A Divorce I Didn’t Want

9 Things That Help Me See The Upside In A Divorce I Didn’t Want If there’s ever a time you need a little distraction to see the upside of your life, it’s during the divorce process. That’s why we launched our Divorce Care Package series. With each post, we’ll show you what things — books, movies, recipes […]

02 Oct 2015

The Four Divorce Alternatives

The Four Divorce Alternatives No two marriages are the same, and so it only follows that no two divorces will be the same, either. In fact, if you’re a woman who’s contemplating divorce, you have several options about how to proceed. In general terms, you need to consider four broad categories of divorce alternatives: Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Mediation, […]

24 Sep 2015

When Life Forces You To Choose Between Your Husband And Child

When Life Forces You To Choose Between Your Husband And Child   I was a “DINK” (double income no kids) until my late 30’s when I adopted a toddler with massive special needs. A year later, I divorced my alcoholic husband of 18 years because no longer could I care for a special needs child […]

21 Sep 2015

The 7 Emotional Stages of Divorce in Your 20s

The 7 Emotional Stages of Divorce in Your 20s   When a 20-something woman’s marriage is officially declared dead, she must journey through six levels of reality before reaching the after-life, also known as the “Celebration” phase. While interviewing 20-something divorcées, I’ve found the levels to be as follows: • Relief • Devastation • Failure […]

16 Sep 2015

8 Insiders’ Tips for a Successful Divorce

8 Insiders’ Tips for a Successful Divorce There are over a million divorces in the U.S. each year. But, getting divorced is not something that most of us do twice. So, as first timers, with no experience, we enter into a state of upheaval as we fall into the divorce industry’s 50 billion dollar a year maze. In […]

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