Relationship Wisdom from a Six-Year-Old Girl

Children understand more about what makes relationships work than adults often give them credit for. Tiana, a six-year-old girl, saw her parents argue, which bothered her a great deal, enough to talk to both of them about it. In this short … [Read more...]

Divorce Through the Eyes of Your Child

When marriages end, couples often disagree about lots of things. They are concerned and filled with emotions and worries. The one thing that couples do agree upon is doing what is best for the children. The challenge surfaces when parents do not … [Read more...]

Divorce and the Three-Legged Stool: Life Lessons for Children

Without a doubt, sharing the information with your children that Mom and Dad are ending their marriage ranks among the hardest conversations imaginable. No matter what the reasons are for ending your marriage, both of you hope and wish your … [Read more...]

Children’s Bill of Rights When Their Parents Divorce

During mediation with clients who have children, I always point to an empty chair and say, “Let’s imagine that your children are sitting right here and listening to every word.” When the mediation discussion gets difficult, I remind clients that … [Read more...]

Some of the Most Beautiful Gifts Come in Ugly Wrapping Paper

Over the many years I have helped clients end their marriages, I am frequently the only one in the room holding the possibility of their future happiness. Regardless of why the marriage is ending, there is always sadness and mourning. It’s not … [Read more...]

The Five Stages of Divorce

Many people liken the end of a marriage to a death, and, in many respects, that is accurate. It is the end of a dream and a vision that had sustained you for a long time. There have been many comparisons to the five stages of death described by … [Read more...]