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November 2018 Archives

Advice For Divorced Massachusetts Parents During The Holiday Season: Flexibility Is The Key

Massachusetts parents who could never cooperate while married often find thatHappy holidays.jpg the holiday season throws them back into the same kinds of arguments and stressful interactions that led to their Massachusetts divorce.

Let Children of a Massachusetts Divorce Love Their Other Parent Without Guilt

We've all heard again and again warnings for parents to not bad mouth theirKids 2.jpg former spouse to the children following their Massachusetts divorce. Clearly, while it's tempting to put Mom or Dad down for the way they've hurt you in the marriaage, venting to the kids puts them in a very uncomfortable position. They love both of their parents and don't want to hear about the ways your ex misbehaved or initiated your divorce.

Massachusetts Divorce + Child Custody Battle = Epic Failure

Important to keep in mind that Massachusetts divorced parents are still in aChild Custody 5.jpg relationship, frequently lasting many years. But just because a couple didn't get it right while married, they can still have a respectful parenting relationship after divorce, right? Not very often. With all the bitterness and anger surrounding divorce, children frequently become POWs in the civil war of a custody battle.

Spoiled? How Buying Your Kids Love During A Massachusetts Divorce Can Hurt Them

Almost everyone who has gone through a Massachusetts divorce has laterMoney tree.jpg admitted to making financial mistakes along the way, from blunders or oversights with short-term impacts to more serious lapses in judgment that derailed their long-term financial health. Unfortunately, in many situations, many individuals make a classic misstep that they rarely fess up to: overspending on their kids.

Working With Opposite Sex Increases Risk of a Massachusetts Divorce

If home is where the heart is, work may be where it wanders. Married Massachusetts people whoWorkplace issues.jpg work with lots of members of the opposite sex are more likely to get divorced, with highly educated men appearing to be particularly susceptible to this trend, according to a new study.

How To Handle A Massachusetts Divorce In A Family Business

For obvious reasons, a Massachusetts divorce isn't always top-of-mind for couplesFamily Business.jpg who go into business together. After all, when you're caught up in the excitement of launching your own venture and seeing your hard work come to life, the last thing you want to plan for is the possibility that it might come to an end. But part of starting and owning a successful business is planning for the unexpected, including the major personal and business-related changes that divorce can bring.So how can you navigate the process and make it out the other end with your assets and financial standing intact?

Talk "To", Not "At", Your Child During And After Massachusetts Divorce

Therapists are always reminding parents to talk to their Massachusetts children.Mom-and-Dad-House.jpg Unfortunately, many parents need just such a reminder - especially in today's mega-paced culture in which just sitting down to a family dinner together seems to be a major accomplishment. Too often, busy parents find themselves talking "at" their children, but not "to" them. And most especially, not "with" them.

You're Getting Divorced in Massachusetts: Does Your Child Need Therapy?

If you're a Massachusetts divorcing parent, worries about your kids are high onJoy.jpg your "list of stuff that keeps me up at night." Do they feel betrayed? Angry? Grief-stricken? Stigmatized? Will they live like ping pong balls, miserably bouncing between homes? Will they have difficulty forming loving attachments in the future or develop a cynicism about marriage? These are natural questions, and they often prompt concerned parents to ask me if they should put their kids in therapy.

How to Compete to Win with a Massachusetts Ex That Can't Stop Competing

Many divorced Massachusetts parents with kids will have played the "competitionWinner.png game" before. Some play competitive all the time. Experts will tell you it's not good for the kids. 

Parental Alienation Following Massachusetts Divorce: Too Easily Rationalized or Overlooked

One behavior commonly overlooked as a very hurtful aspect of Parental AlienationParental alienation 4.jpg involves one parent keeping the other from contact with the children - as punishment.

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