11 Ways To Keep The Children Out of Your Divorce

Number of View: 306By Julie Garrison Special to DadsDivorce.com No one plans on getting divorced. But when a marriage is having severe conflict or two people are actually going through a divorce, there are many things parents can do to shield the children from adult problems and help them adjust to the changes in their parents’ relationship. Here are 11 ways to keep your children out of your divorce. 1. Make a pact with your spouse to never fight in front of the children. I’m not talking about the “why don’t you ever put the cap back on the toothpaste” …

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Recently divorced man suffering from maintenance payment woes and feeling suicidal

Number of View: 306   Dear Nr Gilbert,   I have  went through a divorce recently,  the final judgement has been laid and I need to pay  my ex her  and  the child’s maintenance fee of $350.   I suffered from Anxiety Disorder and Depression since 23 years old.   I am also a low salaried worker and my income frequently hovers below the $1000 mark.   My friend recommends  a catholic lawyer and he seems  unable to defend my case well  and even  tend   to  support the stand of  the  lawyer from my ex-wife side!   When I was married,  I thought that I …

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When Marriage Counselling Fails

Number of View: 770 When Marriage Counseling Fails Dr. David B. Hawkins, The Marriage Recovery Center   The complaints are commonplace, but never cease to impact me. With thirty-five years of experience, and thousands of couples telling me their story, I’m still saddened when I listen to the frustrations of opportunities lost.  A couple seeking “something different” alerted me once again to an ongoing problem rarely talked about: many couples have gone to multiple counselors, feeling frustrated, discouraged and even annoyed with the experience.  “No offense, doc,” Steven said to me recently in their initial couple’s counseling session. A tall …

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Coping with affair

Number of View: 306 Affairs can be exhilarating, exciting, passionate and romantic. They can also be damaging, destructive, painful, time-wasting and demeaning. Affairs inevitably hurt someone – and frequently they hurt all the parties involved including children, if there are any. Some affairs of course end happily for the couple – let’s face it, plenty of good second marriages began as illicit romances – but the vast majority of extra-marital liaisons don’t end in a new marriage or relationship. So, starting an affair is not a brilliant step to take – and yet people do it all the time. Can …

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Coping with a Breakup or Divorce

Number of View: 433 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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The Plight of Vietnam’s ‘Mail-Order’ Brides

Number of View: 608 Andrew Billo – Andrew Billo is Senior Program Officer for Policy in the Asia Society‘s New York Public Programs office. He previously worked for six years on migration issues in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. In yesterday’s edition of the Global Times, the Chinese English-language newspaper tells us “Vietnam’s mail-order bride business is booming.” This, of course, is nothing new. But the story, and the controversy surrounding international marriage migration in Vietnam, reminded me of my time in the country. Back in 2007, when I was working to support the health and welfare of migrant …

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