Some words bring laughter, joy and healing; others – grief

I’m kind of a language nerd. You know the type, likes crossword puzzles and the arcane. For instance, the other night I was a guest presenter at a divorce recovery workshop at a local church. I love guesting for this divorce ministry because once upon a time I needed and benefited tremendously from this ministry [different …

Is Divorce Antithetical to Your Family Values?

Why do so many people throw their personal values out the window when they separate and divorce? You know what I mean. As people choose to separate and divorce, as we get caught up in emotions and conflict, we say and do things that, in our everyday lives we’d never do or say. And this …

Charitable Judgments: An Antidote to Judging Others

Charitable Judgments: An Antidote to Judging Others

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Collaborative Flow Chart

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Divorce Options

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Attorney Helps Keep Divorce out of Court

Attorney Helps Keep Divorce out of Court

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Pulling from Both Ends

By April Thompson, LMFT Imagine you’ve just made a string of three paper dolls and when you pull from both ends to see if it stays together. It indeed rips apart. But where does it rip, right down the middle, where the middle person is connected to either person on the ends?

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Fathers and Divorce Coaching

By Marvin L. Chapman, Ph.D Parenting is a major influence in the lives of children and adolescents. In an intact family, mothers and fathers take on separate and different roles–mother’s performing some tasks and father’s performing others. When a relationship dissolves, so may these separate roles. When the family reorganizes, the mother and father roles …

The Best Interest of the Child

By Connie Hornyak Children whose parents are going through a divorce often feel responsible for their parents’ unhappiness.  They sometimes believe that they must have done something to cause the divorce.  As one child put it, ”I wish I could go to a new family so my Mom and Dad could be happy again”. Most …

Adult Children of Divorce

By Carol Hughes, Ph.D, LMFT How would it benefit your adult children to speak with a Child Specialist during your Collaborative Divorce Process? How would it benefit you, their parents? Research indicates that divorce is life’s second highest stressor, second only to the death of a loved one. If this is true, why is it …