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Going Through A Divorce? A Word That Will Keep You Out of The Garbage Chute

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“Daddy, I want it now!” whined Veruca Salt throughout the 1971 classic film, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. I often wondered why Salt couldn’t wait a day and just ask her dad to give Mr. Wonka a call to talk about the golden goose. If she’d have just had some PATIENCE and enjoyed the day, she wouldn’t have ended up in the garbage chute. Salt should be a lesson to men and women going through a divorce. Why? Because when going through a divorce, patience is the biggest key to an easier time in coping with divorce; a time […]

How To Survive Divorce: 15 Tips To Getting Through It

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From a recently separated reader:  I’m going through a divorce after 21 years of marriage and want to know how to survive divorce. Will I survive? I felt strong until we sold our house and I actually moved out. I’m sick, sad, and very depressed. I don’t know who I am without him and I don’t know how to be single and independent. How will I survive?     Messages I receive like this one from people going through a divorce and wanting to know how to survive divorce are perhaps the most heartbreaking for me. I can only imagine this […]

My Husband Left Me For Another Woman. Guess What? He’s Not Blissful

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Several years ago, one of my best girlfriends called me. Through tears, she said, “My husband left me for another woman.” It was horrible. I could not have felt worse for her. She had been happily married (or so she thought) for over two decades, and was unearthed her husband asking fora divorce, and then marrying the woman he was cheating with, just days after their divorce was final. It was a tough road for my friend. I watched her go from rock bottom at day one, trying to absorb the shock, through all the phases. They included tears, depression, […]

Is He Not Interested Anymore Or Just Busy? Sweetie, Let’s Talk

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“What the hell?” a divorced woman asked on a Facebook group page. “Is he not interested anymore or just busy?” Here is her story in a nutshell and my advice on why she shouldn’t be asking “What the hell?” but rather facing the truth: no one’s too busy when it comes to love.   This woman (who is divorced with children) connected with a guy she grew up with on a dating app. After a few text exchanges, he told her he didn’t want to date a woman with kids. She reached out to him after hearing some sad news […]

Court backlog 'may not return to pre-pandemic levels for another year' – Raab

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It could take another year to bring the court backlog down to pre-pandemic levels, Dominic Raab has predicted in his first live interview since being appointed lord chancellor and justice secretary. Raab was asked at a Conservative fringe event hosted by The Spectator about the impact of delays on victims. Statistics published last month show a record 60,692 outstanding cases in the Crown court at the end of June. The justice secretary said it was impossible to continue with jury trials at the start of the pandemic due to social distancing rules. However, the backlog in February 2020 was 19% lower […]

Dating After Divorce With Kids Isn’t Easy When They Refuse To Accept It

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One of the many reasons I love being a divorce website writer and dating columnist is that almost every time I meet someone new and they find out what I do, they ask me for either dating or divorce advice, or in the case of two nights ago, dating with kids advice. I love when I feel like I might have helped someone, especially a woman I met recently who was asking about dating after divorce with kids. She started telling me how she’s been divorced for a couple years and recently met a man she is falling in love […]

In focus: Should City firms cut ties with fossil fuel giants?

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On a rainy day in February 2020, a group of Extinction Rebellion campaigners wearing hazmat suits lay on the pavement in front of Slaughter and May’s London office. The soggy scene was staged in protest against the firm’s decision to represent fossil fuel companies, namely energy giant Premier Oil. Next week, the climate group is expected to target the legal sector again, claiming that City firms are ‘critical enablers of the carbon economy’ and are ‘knowingly investing in the destruction of the conditions which make the planet habitable’. With their drums, loudspeakers and grungy headbands, Extinction Rebellion protesters are the […]

12 Truths and Myths about Mediation

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Mediation is a word people usually are not familiar with unless they are going through a divorce. Even when you hear the word mediation, it can sound confusing, complicated and even scary—especially if you hear myths about mediation that are simply just false. The truth is, mediation is the exact opposite of confusing, complicated and scary. With the right mediator and an open mind, mediation can end up being an experience that leaves you feeling empowered, calm, and confident for a wonderful post-divorce future. To learn more about mediation and to determine if it’s right for you and your soon-to-be […]

Dating After Marriage: 5 People You DON’T Want to Date

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Most people I know have a love hate relationship when it comes to dating after marriage. Dating after divorce is fun and exciting and sexy if you’re on a date with someone you really like. Dating stinks if you’re sitting there smiling and counting the minutes in your head until the food comes so you can get the check and get the heck out of there! Dating after divorce is also the best thing on earth if you fall for someone and you get really cute texts and you feel like you’re in high school again. Dating is awful when […]

Regretting a Breakup? Advice for Second Thoughts and Doubts

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If I had to bet, I would say there has never been a breakup in the history of serious relationships and/or marriages, in which the couple didn’t get back together at least one time before they got divorced. In other words, I believe that breakups in long-term relationships always consist of trying again. Why? Because regretting a breakup is normal. There is love there, and longevity, kids possibly, and the biggest reason: people don’t want to be divorced and/or single again. But there’s another reason why I think regretting a breakup frequently happens, and that people usually get back together […]