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Appreciation Adjustment: Stop Deferring Happiness

Many of us suffer from the “I’ll be happy when …” syndrome. When I get over my divorce, lose weight, get a better job, finally meet my soul mate, retire—whatever it is, it stands in the way of being happy right now. But it doesn’t have to. If you’re constantly

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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

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Kind is the New Happy

News of the nastiness we humans inflict on each other can leave you feeling heartbroken and powerless to impact what feels like a world gone mad. What can you do? While you and I may not be able to solve these overwhelming issues, we do control our own personal impact

The Secret to Clearing Divorce Guilt

Guilt and shame about divorce can permeate our lives like a fog that never quite lifts all the way, even years later. Those who leave second guess whether they tried hard enough. Those whose Ex initiated the split are left wondering what went wrong.“It’s six years after my divorce, and

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Dating Smart After Divorce

Not surprisingly, smart dating after divorce requires a new approach. One that is reflective and thoughtful in a different way than you may have been before. It’s time to milk your marriage and divorce for information and take lessons from your experiences to make choices that work better for you.

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Are You Wasting Precious Time?

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that there are no guarantees.  If we’re honest, our divorces taught us that too. Even as you get your life back on track after these major derailments, you may find yourself falling back into letting the time fly by in “default” mode:

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A divorce attorney and a divorce coach walk into a bar . . .

Listen in on the conversation when I chat with divorce attorney Raiford Palmer, author of I Just Want This Done: How Smart, Successful People Get Divorced Without Losing Their Kids, Money, and Minds, about the issues our clients face and our best advice for getting through divorce with your sanity