Posts Tagged ‘Divorce’

November 24, 2014

How to Have Not So Horrible Holidays Part 1: Letting Go of Grudges

We all want our families to be a source of refuge, comfort, support and love. For many of us, that is not always the case. At holiday times, strained relationships in our family are particularly hard to handle. Holidays are meant to be a time of celebration and unity. When there are estrangements, grudges and […]

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July 27, 2013

Effects of Divorce on Children

Men and women contemplating divorce worry about the effect on their children. All caring parents should. Answering how divorce affects kids is as complicated as answering how marriage affects children. Good marriages are great for kids! Bad marriages can be incredibly destructive. Bad divorces as well can cause significant harm but a good divorce can […]

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June 16, 2012

Thoughts for Father’s Day

About 25% of American children live in single parent households according to the most recent US census statistics available.  84% of those custodial parents are mothers so a very large number of children under 21 (approximately 20 million) do not live with their fathers.  These statistics do not include children living with a step-parent as […]

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February 11, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day

Will this Valentine’s Day be a happy one for you?  It seems to me that holiday pressure keeps mounting and I’m not sure why.  Perhaps as American families become more fractured through divorce and increased geographic distance intimate family celebrations and ritual become less common and cultural ones are filling that gap.  A generation ago […]

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December 1, 2011

Coping with the Holidays

The holiday season has begun and many people will find this a difficult and painful time.  This reaction has received more attention and awareness in recent years but is always worth revisiting.  The effects of a poor economy continue to affect many families in our country.  Many Americans have lost  jobs or even homes making […]

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