Anyone who's been in any long-term relationship in Massachusetts knows the feeling of coming home and seeing that the garbage hasn't been taken out, the sink is piled up with dishes, the floor is littered with a week's worth of underwear. And, taking the sight in, it's all that person can do to hold themselves back and not blow up. But the blowing up isn't the issue. It's why these things make them want to blow up in the first place. After all, is dirty underwear really something to lose control over? Or does it speak to a larger issue that person might have with their partner?
A Massachusetts divorce is a classic excuse for prepubescent antics and teenage apathy. It's the prime mover of malfunction, the subject floundering twenty-somethings dig in on with their therapists. But not all "children of divorce" have the same experiences. Babies and toddlers of divorce don't have the opportunity to internalize marital strife. Divorced parents making it work becomes their status quo. As such, divorce has a very different effect on that specific population.
While they meant well, whoever said "It's not what you say, it's what you do that matters most" never had kids. Massachusetts kids learn a lot about how communication is supposed to work from observing you and your spouse interact with one another. If you're caustic? They'll be caustic. If you're angry? They'll probably be angry. If you use bad words, they'll use bad words. Of course, this also applies to less obvious territory: toss-away phrases you might say.
When the Massachusetts divorce dust settles, the papers are signed, and life returns to some semblance of normalcy, many fathers and mothers will begin to date again. And because the love bug is a vicious little creature, they'll find someone new. But when do you introduce this new love to your kids? As with all things divorce-related, the question is tricky. While it might be a touchy affair, there's a good way to go about it, according to family therapists. Done thoughtfully, not only will things be more comfortable, but you'll model for your kids how to be a functioning adult in a hectic emotional world.
Starting to notice changes in your Massachusetts marriage? Are you worried that your husband is hiding money before Massachusetts divorce? Concerned about whether your wife is concealing assets? Needless to say, divorces are stressful. Not only splitting from someone emotionally but also financially can take its toll on anyone. But as sad as it is, people will take advantage of their spouse in this fragile time.
Although the number of Massachusetts families in which wives are the main breadwinners is still fairly small, it's a steadily growing trend: In 1980, only 13 percent of married women earned more than or about as much as their husbands. By 2000, that figure had almost doubled, rising to 25 percent. Since then, the rise has been slower but is still on an uptick. In 2017, 28 percent of women made more money than their husbands or co-habitating partners.
If you're going through a Massachusetts divorce that involves children, one of the biggest arguments or disagreements you may be having is the topic of child custody. While we want our children to grow up with the happiest life possible, sometimes sharing legal and physical custody does not make sense or would not be in the best interest of the child. But even though you know you deserve full care, you need to be able to convince the court that you deserve it as well. Proving your ex-spouse or the other parent of your children does not deserve any custody can be a difficult thing to manage. But if you're properly prepared and understand the extent of what you need to prove, you can have a better shot at getting the full custody you believe you deserve.
It's official: hugs are good for you, physically and emotionally. Recent scientific research has found that getting your full cuddle quota every day has significant benefits, including a healthy heart rate, a sense of calm, better sleep and more energy.
Maybe you feel like your Massachusetts partner has overreacted to something, or they're taking something a bit more seriously than you think they should. Trying to diffuse the situation, you turn to them and say "You're so sensitive." Those three little words are offensive and, if not monitored, can be toxic to a relationship. Saying them or such phrases as "Don't be ridiculous" or "You don't know what you're saying," makes it seem like you reject and invalidate your partner's feelings. They communicate that you don't care about them or what they think and, if not worked at, can ruin a marriage.