Recession Takes Its Emotional Toll on Cities

Number of View: 357 By Prashant Gopal February 26, 2009, 2:11PM EST The economic downturn could lead to higher crime, divorce, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, and suicide Business week Leslie Storm, director of an Oregon suicide helpline, is scrambling to find shelter for a cash-strapped 52-year-old man who says he will hang himself by the end of the week. The man, who could not work for a couple of months because of a medical condition, told Storm that he is behind on his rent and his roommate plans to kick him out Feb. 26. It is the kind of …

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Reader’s Mail: Wife left me when I was jobless

Number of View: 331  Hi Gilbert, Six years ago, I married my love  after dating  for about  a year. Everything seemed smooth sailing at first as most married couples would experience. It was our so-called honeymoon period when everything was beautiful and you only live for one another. If only such honeymoon days could last forever… We  also had a memorable honeymoon  trip to New Zealand. The first three  years of our marriage were sweet memories and we hardly had any issue  with one other. However, I realized soon that our marriage was gradually influenced by someone important in my …

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Ten Things Women Forget to Do During Sex

Number of View: 497 Ten Things Women Forget to Do During Sex By: The Frisky (View Profile)  When it comes to men and sex, I’ve noticed that special requests usually come along the lines of an instant upgrade: if I’m giving a hand job, they ask for a blowjob, and if I’m giving a blowjob, well, why not full-on sex? That’s simple enough for me to handle if it makes sexytime shine. But we’re all about equality here at TheFrisky.com and it wouldn’t be very egalitarian of us to hinthintHINT to our dudes with our Ten Things Men Forget to Do …

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Reader Feeling Suicidal Over Separation

Number of View: 244 Hi Gilbert I have been separated now from my wife and daughter for almost a year. I had hoped that the pain and suffering, and the constant mind debate for suicide would have subsided by now. But it seems that whatever I try to do deter these thoughts of hopelessness, nothing seems to work – although the thing that has kept going is my work. For a woman who is intelligent and level headed, as is my wife, I must have been a loser and  a monster, as being the father of our  daughter  I can …

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Helping your kids cope with the effects of separation and divorce (helpguide)

Number of View: 573 Helping your kids cope with the effects of separation and divorce For children, divorce can be stressful, sad, and confusing. At any age, kids may feel uncertain about what life will be like, or angry at the prospect of Mom and Dad splitting up for good. Divorce isn’t easy, but as a parent you can make the process and its effects less painful for your children. Helping your kids cope with your divorce means providing stability in your home and attending to your children’s physical and emotional needs with a reassuring, positive attitude. To make this …

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Suddenly single – divorce during pregnancy (pregnancytoday.com)

Number of View: 856 Diane Danielson of Cohasset, Mass., wasn’t feeling well, but attributed it to stress. After all, she and her husband were talking about divorce. Then she found out she was nearly 3 months pregnant. Divorced by the time her only child was born, she knows all too well what it’s like to deal with a breakup during a pregnancy. “My biggest coping mechanism was denial [of the pregnancy],” Danielson says. “I hid the whole thing until I was almost 6 months pregnant – the guys at work just thought I was porking out because of the divorce.” Tips on …

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Coping with a Breakup or Divorce (helpguide)

Number of View: 493 It’s never easy when a marriage or other significant relationship ends. Whatever the reason for the split – and whether or not you wanted it – the breakup of a long-term, committed relationship can turn your whole world upside down and trigger all sorts of painful and unsettling feelings. But there are things you can do to get through this difficult time. Even in the midst of the sadness and stress of a divorce or breakup, you have an opportunity to learn from the experience and grow into a stronger, wiser person. In This Article: Healing …

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How to heal the pain of a divorce (helium.com)

Number of View: 319 Regardless of the circumstances, there is a great deal of pain that comes with any divorce. We feel betrayed, we may have been physically, emotionally or financially abused, our lives have been disrupted, our hopes and dreams trampled, our trust torn apart. We may have lost our homes, jobs, friends – even the support of our family and community. We may feel angry, alone and afraid of the future. Even if the divorce was primarily your fault, you will be experiencing pain – guilt because of the hurt you caused, a sense of loss if you …

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Children of Divorce: Father’s Absence

Number of View: 624 Although it might be correct to be gender-neutral and discuss parental absence, the fact remains that in approximately 90% of divorced families, the children remain with the mother. This outcome stems from a legal precedence, often cited as the “doctrine of tender years,” which states that children up to 6 years of age rely most heavily on the mother to best provide for the children’s physical and developmental needs. This precedence has been replaced by the “best interest standard,” which is still heavily weighted in favor of the parent who has spent the most time with the …

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Children’s Responses to Divorce (medscape)

Number of View: 409 Many studies have shown that children of divorce have more behavioral and conduct problems when compared with the children in intact two-parent families.[1] They have more aggressive, impulsive, and antisocial behaviors and more problems in their relationships with their mothers and fathers. They exhibit lower academic achievement, with three of four children showing a deterioration from their previous school performance. Children who experience the divorce at younger ages are more likely to have problems. Divorced boys living with their fathers and divorced daughters living with their mothers showed fewer effects than children living with the opposite-sex …

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