Dating During a Pandemic

Dating During a Pandemic

Dating after divorce is never easy, and it is even more complicated when you attempt to do it during a pandemic. Over a year later, there are still fears about COVID, so how can you date safely? There is no easy answer. Dating became a challenge even before COVID hit and now having to social distance and protect your health …

Does a Postnuptial Agreement Make Sense for You?

Does a Postnuptial Agreement Make Sense for You?

You agreed to get married without a prenuptial agreement, but a few years down the road, things changed. Your spouse developed a gambling habit and you are worried about finances. Maybe you are concerned you could lose all your money to a cheating spouse. Perhaps you have a business in the works and want to protect your family. Or maybe …

Tips for a Smooth Divorce

Tips for a Smooth Divorce

No one enters a marriage expecting it to fail, but divorce does happen quite often. By the 20-year mark, 48% of marriages have ended in divorce. Ending a marriage can be an upsetting event. There is often a flood of emotions involved–mostly negative ones–as the relationship runs its course. A person may be happy, sad, upset, grief-stricken, relieved, ecstatic, bitter, …

Effects of Divorce on Children

Effects of Divorce on Children

Approximately half of marriages end in divorce. Many of those marriages have children, which can make a divorce even more stressful. Spouses in a divorce face a lot of issues, such as property division, alimony, child custody, and child support. Children can also face a lot of issues in a divorce. They may face bullying from their peers as well …

How a Midlife Crisis Can Lead to Divorce

How a Midlife Crisis Can Lead to Divorce

When you think of a midlife crisis, you may imagine a man in his 50s driving around in a Corvette with a much-younger girlfriend next to him. While this is the typical cliche, a midlife crisis can come about in many forms. Plus, it is not just a man thing—it is possible for women to have them, as well.   …

Emotional Neglect in a Marriage

Emotional Neglect in a Marriage

Some people are abused in their relationships. Others are neglected, feeling all alone. While neglect may not seem as bad as abuse, it can take a toll on a person’s mental health.   Marriages are filled with ups and downs, and sometimes emotional neglect can come about when neither party wants to discuss their feelings or events in their lives. …

Identifying Emotional Abuse in a Marriage

Identifying Emotional Abuse in a Marriage

When you think of an abusive relationship, you may think of a physical one, in which one spouse hits another. While this is a common type of abuse, it is not the only one. Many marriages are also fraught with emotional abuse.    Emotional abuse does not have to involve hitting or any other physical harm, although it may. It …

Why Women Cheat

Why Women Cheat

When people think of cheaters, they tend to envision men. However, women can be cheaters as well. In fact, the gap is growing, with more and more women turning to infidelity, particularly younger women. Between 1990 and 2010, the number of women who cheat increased by almost 40%. Studies show that women between 18 and 29 years old were slightly …

Should You Get a Divorce? Assess the Pros and Cons

Should You Get a Divorce? Assess the Pros and Cons

With any decision, it helps to think things through. Divorce is no exception. Deciding to divorce is a major decision. Ending a marriage is a life-changing event that will affect you in many ways. It has a ripple effect among various aspects of your life.   For many, getting a divorce is one of the most emotional events they will …

How Marriage Has Changed Over Time

How Marriage Has Changed Over Time

When couples talk about marriage nowadays, it is hard to know exactly what to expect. Marriage is not always built on the traditional gender roles that governed your great-grandparents’, grandparents’, and maybe even your parents’ marriages. In fact, today’s marriages tend to focus on an even 50/50 split. Marriage has come a long way even in this century. Millennials are …