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How Do I Move On and Get Over My Divorce

by: Janeen Diamond

Divorce can be a real drag. I know because I’ve been there.It can be a drain on everything from your bank account to your emotional health.And while it can be one of the toughest things you’ll ever experience, I promise you will recover. There are five very powerful ways to move on that will leave you feeling hopeful, renewed and strong.After reading these suggestions, add your own ideas to the list.No one knows better than you what motivates you,

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Show Your Appreciation

by: Tammy Greene

So many times I hear people say the words, “They just don’t appreciate me.” Maybe you felt that way in your previous marriage, or maybe you have heard your current spouse say those words about you.Whatever the case, feeling appreciated is a common need we all share.It is a basic human desire to know all that we give and all we do doesn’t go unnoticed.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines appreciation as, “an expression of admiration, approval or gratitude.

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A Kiss is Just a Kiss? Not Necesswarily!

by: Jim Duzak, JD

I have a question for the married women reading this: Have you kissed your husband lately? I’m not talking about that quick peck on the cheek you gave him this morning when you or he rushed off to work. I mean a real kiss,the kind of kiss the two of you used to have when you were first seeing each other, the kind of kiss that flooded your bodies and your souls with passion, the kind of kiss that could have gone on forever.

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How to Communicate With a Narcissist and High Conflict Personalities

by: Tina Swithin

I spent three years tilting my head slightly sideways as I tried to decipher the emails that came through from my ex-husband.Sometimes I was forced to pinch myself—was I awake or was I dreaming? Did he really just write that?In an effort to save my sanity, I came up with an invention which I affectionately refer to as the “Narc Decoder.”

After three years of emails and text messages that left me in a constant state of fight or flight,

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Effective Marriage Counseling

by: Beatty Cohan, MSW, LCSW

Most of us would rather read a good mystery or thriller instead of a research study. So, let me report the latest verdict on the state of marriage counseling.  According to the latest studies it is a complete waste of time, money and energy! Yet, based on my professional experience over the past 35 years my own statistics differ greatly from the research findings. Various studies found that “25% of couples were worse off than they were when they started

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Are You, Were You, Married?

by: Gary Stokes

We may not always feel married:

In our worst moments in marriage when we feel angry, disappointed, and hurt, we may wonder if we are really married.

At these moments, intimacy and trust have been lost. We’ve lost our connection to each other.

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Silent Partner

by: Toni Coleman, LCSW, CMC

Dear Toni-

I am not satisfied in my marriage even though everything seems fine on the surface. We co-parent fairly well most of the time, socialize with friends a few times a month, do things together as a couple, have an adequate sex life, and don’t really “fight”. I’m fairly sure our friends and family would be surprised if they knew my feelings. Most of all, my spouse would be surprised.

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On the Brink of Divorce? One Marital Issue That Should Not Put You There

by: Sharon O'Neill, Ed.S., LMFT

Are you feeling it in your gut?Is your heart telling you that it is the right decision - that divorce is the only answer?I would urge you to suspend final judgment just a little longer, to be absolutely certain about one of the most important decisions you will make in your life.You do not want to have regrets.You want to be confident you have done all that you can and have exhausted every avenue and resource.

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So We Are Getting a Divorce

by: Debra Hawkins

These are words no one wants to hear or say, even if you are the one wanting the divorce. This sentence is as hard to state as it is to hear. Rightly so, it is the beginning of so many endings.

And at times, rough beginnings.In my research, most people are in shock when these words are spoken. Most of us are in denial, especially those who may not be choosing this situation.

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Accountability

by: Monique Honaman

I saw a cartoon the other day that said, “Divorce is like algebra. You look at your X and ask Y.”

When I ask people going through a divorce what they might do differently next time, the first response I normally get is, “Not marry him (or her) in the first place!” Humor is good. Divorce is frequently such a stressful, sad time, that a little laughter goes a long way and is so good for the soul!

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Eight Biggest Reasons Couples Head Down the Path of Divorce

by: Janeen Diamond

Hello everyone, Janeen Diamond here, author of “Save Your Marriage in 30.”After experiencing much in the world of marriage, I came to the conclusion it was my obligation to share those experiences with other couples suffering with the decision of divorce.I published my story - along with some ideas and suggestions for helping with that most difficult of all decisions - whether or not to move forward with a divorce.

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