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Category: Divorce

Parenting Through Divorce Podcast

Erin recently appeared on the radio show, “Minding Your Health” on AM 950 to talk about parenting during the divorce process. She talks with the host, Roberta Fernandez, and family law attorney Anne Byrne about how parents can keep their children’s interests front and center during and after divorce. The trio also discusses how parents…
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5 Bitter Truths about the Divorce Process

Divorce, for lack of a better word, sucks. In fact, according to a ranking of stressful life events, divorce is more stressful than going to prison (Miller & Rahe, 1997). That’s pretty terrible, but maybe understandable considering divorce often makes people feel lost, victimized, and helpless. Sounds a little like prison. Couples can help minimize…
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Should You Hire an Aggressive Divorce Attorney?

I’ve encountered people who have done some pretty terrible things to one another since I began working in the family law world. A husband secretly racking up tens of thousands of dollars in debt to pay for prostitutes, a wife moving her boyfriend into the shared home while the husband was at work, and parents…
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The Time You Spend With Your Kids Isn’t Important

“Hurry up, let’s go” is one of the things I say most often to my kids. Sometimes I get to the end of the day and realize the only time I actually spent with them was in the car, running between activities. Like many parents, I worry I don’t spend enough time with my kids.…
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Conflict is Not in Kids’ Best Interest

One of my kids can be pretty lazy. Okay, really lazy. It drives his dad and I crazy and we both want to help him get more motivated. We have pretty different ideas, however, on how to make that happen. We’ve had the same argument about it over and over and, in the end, have…
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Every Kid is Gifted

I can see you rolling your eyes right now.  Yeah, right, every kid is gifted. And every kid gets a trophy just for showing up. And every kid deserves an A in every subject. This is not what I am saying. What I am saying that every kid is truly gifted. Not gifted in the…
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The High Cost of Hate

I tell my kids it’s okay to hate homework and vegetables, but hating people isn’t allowed in our house. This makes me feel like a bit of a hypocrite because, honestly, I might actually hate a few people. Like Kim and Kanye. And maybe a few others… The problem with hate is the power it has…
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Right or Happy? Pick ONE.

I recently listened to an NPR story about a guy, Adam, who was nearly killed in a car accident. The driver of the car who hit Adam left the scene and, when found by police an hour later, was intoxicated. A few months later, Adam received a bill demanding he pay $12,000 to fix the…
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Run-in With a Jerk? Keep Calm and…

A few years ago I picked up a call from an acquaintance, “Jane,” expecting to resolve a minor issue between our kids. About three seconds into the call, I learned Jane did not believe the issue was minor at all. I was caught off guard and, throughout our brief screaming match, I vigorously defended myself.…
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Advice from a Horrible Salesperson

The worst job in the world, if you ask me, is selling anything. I see those guys demonstrating at the State Fair and I run past their booths, terrified of making eye contact. I’ve always equated salespeople with phony manipulators trying to get me to do what they want me to do, rather than what’s…
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