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Coach Talk: Straight Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions plus a headshot of Deb

My Ex has spread rumors and lies about me. What can I do?

Dear Deb: My Ex has spread rumors and lies about me to neighbors, friends and family. What can I do?   Dear Concerned: Your Ex’s motivation for lying about you could be an attempt to control the narrative about your divorce and win supporters for their “side” of the story.

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The Truth About Forgiving Your Ex: Top 4 Myths Busted

While in the turmoil of divorce, forgiveness is the last thing on your mind. There are many stages of divorce recovery before you can even begin to think about forgiveness. In a Divorce Magazine article, Allison Pescosolido identifies seven stages including:1. Trauma2. Shock and Denial3. Anger4. Sadness5. Acceptance6. Accountability7. Self DiscoveryForgiveness is

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Why Women are Happier Than Men After Divorce

Divorce is life-altering for everyone, but research shows that women end up happier than men when it’s all said and done. In a 20-year study of 10,000 women and men, researchers at London’s Kingston University analyzed responses to common life milestones, including divorce. The survey asked participants to rate their

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Going Gently Through the Grief of Divorce

My heart felt like an empty hole in my chest. I was in so much pain I could hardly breathe—was it a heart attack? Kind of, it was a broken heart. I was in tears on and off for days as grief washed over me in waves. Was I fresh