Posts Tagged "Divorce"

Why Divorce? Just Stay Separated

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Healthy Separation and/or Divorce Counseling | Comments Off on Why Divorce? Just Stay Separated

In a time when divorce rates are higher than ever, many couples are opting out of divorce and into a separated life. More often than not, the motivation is financially based, as many couples may share joint assets and see more benefits by staying married than divorcing. Couples that make this decision are generally still on amicable terms and are in a situation of still generally liking each other but not being able to live together. The practicality of being separated outweighs the desire to create that final split from divorce. As always, though, every relationship is different and any...

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Tips for Divorcing Parents

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Healthy Separation and/or Divorce Counseling | Comments Off on Tips for Divorcing Parents

Divorce is never an easy thing to go through, and having children in the mix can be even more trying for the entire family. When moving through a divorce, however, there are ways to help children have more smooth sailing than their parents. For example, parents shouldn’t put the children in the middle. This means they don’t have them play messenger, don’t make them choose sides, and don’t badmouth the ex in front of them. Parents should negotiate a healthy way to co-parent and agree on any rules for the children, such as bedtime or curfew. Above all, they should emphasize their love...

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When Separation May Be Better than Divorce

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Healthy Separation and/or Divorce Counseling | Comments Off on When Separation May Be Better than Divorce

Divorce is a serious and difficult path to take when a marriage starts falling apart. As divorce seems to become more and more common it can seem like there isn’t another option when spouses feel they can’t be together. Legal separation, however, is a different option that may be beneficial for certain couples. Separation allows couples to remain married but without living together, and often includes agreements regarding property distribution, child custody, and other terms often seen in divorce. Being legally separated while married can have benefits over divorce, especially in health care...

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