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What Makes a Truly Happy Massachusetts Marriage?

What is being happy in a Massachusetts marriage? It's an often-said desireHappy Couple 2.jpg, achieved by some, but for many couples, it feels like an endless struggle, and people are left to wonder what's wrong with their situation. But rather than a missed opportunity, maybe the problem is the wrong approach. As noted psychiatrists say, "Marriage isn't supposed to make you happy. It's supposed to make you married."

How to Be a Great Divorced Massachusetts Dad

After getting divorced, Massachusetts dads facing single parenthood often feeFather and Son 5.jpgl unmoored. Many feel they've lost a teammate in the parenting struggling.
Others find themselves parenting alone - albeit intermittently - for the first time. Exacerbating the practical problems is the emotional context. Kids aren't all emotionally volatile in the wake of a divorce, but many struggle with the emotional fallout.
Given these compounding issues, it's not surprising that divorced Massachusetts dads often become highly permissive or toy crazy. But giving kids what they want is different than giving kids what they need. Being a great divorced dad is all about managing circumstances to create normalcy while showcasing thoughtfulness and love. It is immensely difficult, but doable long as fathers prioritize self-care.

Dads need to make sure that they are taking care of themselves if they are going to be able to be the ‎best dad for their kids. Dads have a propensity to want to ignore their own losses in order and focus on ameliorating the pain their child might be feeling. This is an admirable impulse, but not really a healthy one.

Adult Children Actually Cost Massachusetts Parents More Than Babies

Massachusetts kids are expensive, but while conventional wisdom usually suggestsCollege kids.jpg that they'll cost the most when they're small, a new survey is suggesting that isn't exactly true. In actuality, most parents say quite the opposite, as the survey found that parents actually spend way more money on their adult children than they do on babies.

Disagreeing Over Child's Bedtime Cause For Massachusetts Divorce

A new study has found that disagreement between Massachusetts' spouses oveBaby sleeping.jpgr their children's bedtime can lead to major tension, and potentially divorce. Researchers posed questions to 167 mothers and 155 fathers about checking up on their child during the night at one month, three months, six months, nine months, and then 12 months.

Does Having Kids Increase Your Chances of Massachusetts Divorce?

Having kids is seen as an integral part of a Massachusetts' married couple's life; itBabies.jpg marks the transition from just marriage and living together to, well, being parents. It's a shift that's been explored in pop culture for ages now, because it's come to symbolize the moment that your family really begins to form.

Massachusetts Divorced Parents: Compassionate Communication With Your Kids Is Crucial

Joint custody cartoon.jpgDuring and after divorce in Massachusetts your children may be hyper-sensitive about many things. What may have formerly been routine conversations, questions or activities can now be touchy subjects fraught with anxiety, resentment or anger. This is understandable when you consider that the stability of the world they knew has been dramatically altered.

Does a Massachusetts Landlord Have to Approve a Section 8 Applicant?

Does a Massachusetts landlord have to approve a Section 8 applicant? No, so longHome and Key.jpg as the reason for the rejection is not the Section 8 voucher. Landlords are required by state law to participate in the Section 8 program, if a Section 8 voucher holder is the most qualified applicant. That does not mean you have to approve the rental application for anyone just because they have a Section 8 voucher. You can reject their application for the same reasons you would reject other applicants, so long as the reason is genuinely unrelated to their receipt of public assistance.

"Gray" Divorce Is on the Rise in Massachusetts And It's Changing the American Family

While the overall divorce rate is slightly down from the '70s, '80s, and '90s,Gray Divorce 1.jpgdivorce for Massachusertts couples aged 50 or older or "gray divorce" as it's called doubled between 1990 and 2010. Now, roughly one in four divorces is gray.

5 Signs You Need a Massachusetts Divorce

According to relationship and marriage experts, Massachusetts couples wait aDivorce 119.jpgn average of six years of being unhappy before getting help. That means that after an issue arises, people are more likely to live the better part of a decade with resentment growing, as opposed to addressing and fixing it with a divorce while it's manageable.

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