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7 Realities of Divorce That I Learned the Hard Way

Divorce is difficult. No matter how common, it is one of the most challenging of life's experiences. It's not just your marital status that changes -- your entire life shifts. When divorce is personal, everything you've read, heard or seen takes on a new angle. Divorce for me was an alien concept, …

5 Myths About Money and Divorce Debunked

Divorce is mired in mythology. Here are the facts.<p>There are financial pros and cons to getting legally married — and the same goes for getting …

Stop! Don't Sign Your Divorce Papers Until You Do This One Crucial Thing

When you think about it, you probably haven't heard a whole lot of divorced folks say, "I got such a great divorce settlement! I'm so pleased with the outcome!" If you know any of these rare creatures -- and they're not formerly married to Rupert Murdoch -- direct them my way. I'd love to interview …

Two Things That Lead You to Lose Your Self-Confidence Amidst a Divorce

Divorce, job loss, or the crumbling of a relationship are examples of sudden life-changing events that can cause pain and suffering--whether you saw them coming or not. Chances are pretty good that when a sudden soul-crushing event happens to you, anger and sadness quickly turn to blame, which can …

16 Small But Essential Things To Do For Yourself After Divorce

Tried-and-true tips from our readers.<p>It's normal to feel completely unsure of yourself when your world has been turned upside down by divorce. To help you navigate those first bumpy months after your separation, we asked HuffPost Divorce bloggers to share the small, everyday things that helped them …

When An Amicable Divorce Becomes Not So Amicable

I write with a heavy heart today that as I near the end of the divorce process -- complete with an already signed property settlement agreement -- things have turned not so amicable anymore.<p>I was proud for a long time of how amicable things were between my ex and me. I felt like, "Hey we didn't get …

5 Tips for Surviving the Holidays Post Separation/Divorce, Without Losing Your Cool (or Your Mind)

Depending on your point of view, we're about to experience either the most "wonderful time of the year," or the most stressful. A 2014 study conducted by Consumer Reports National Research Center showed that 90% of Americans stress out over at least one aspect of the Holiday season, whether it be …

The 5 Nastiest Credit Surprises for Divorcing Couples

How can a divorce get messy? Dare we count the ways? The financial disentanglement alone might take many years, and some risk to your credit is present until the separation is complete. We've narrowed down the six nastiest surprises that may affect a couple's credit. The key is to be prepared for …

The Hardest Dream to Let Go of After My Divorce

I am all about being positive about life after divorce, and it's not for show. It is a general attitude that I've adopted for my children's welfare as well as my own. And what's not to love about our lives? We have our health. I have a good job; my kids have the best caregivers. We have wonderfully …

The Likability Factor: How Your Lawyer's Opinion of You (and Yours of Her) Can Affect Your Divorce

So you get the feeling your divorce lawyer doesn't like you and you're secretly wondering, does it matter? Some people may tell you otherwise, but in truth, the answer is yes.<p>Before I explain why, I need to make the following clarification:<p>There's a difference between liking you and being your …

40 Secrets Only Divorce Attorneys Know

<i>By Lia Sestric, Contributor</i><p>The divorce process is a stressful one that can easily bring out the worse in people. Some people even see divorce as a way to seek revenge on a spouse by seizing money and assets.<p>Although divorce can bail you out of an unhappy marriage, it can also milk you for all you …

4 Tips for Dating During Separation and Divorce

By Loriann Oberlin (MS, LCPC) for Divorce Magazine<p>Based upon my own journey through divorce, book research and work as a therapist, I say with certainty that those who are separated often crave validation and companionship to stave off loneliness. They often desire affection -- especially after …

Unconscionable Uncoupling and 4 Ways to Help Yourself Heal

We all remember reading, not so long ago, about a certain couple and their impending divorce, which they referred to as "Conscious Uncoupling." Not having heard the term before I googled it. It sounded remarkable -- and of course it sounded, literally, incredible -- which is probably one of the …

Divorced Parents: Make the Most of Alone Time This Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a challenging time for divorced parents, especially the alone-times when your children are visiting their other parent.<p>It's easy to feel overwhelmed with grief or self-pity. Dwelling on what used to be, and on holiday memories of the past, takes us into a downward spiral …

Can Divorced Families Celebrate Holidays Together?

By Adrienne Rothstein Grace for Divorce Magazine<p><b>The gift of forgiveness allows this family to celebrate holidays together - without conflict or drama, and with real enthusiasm and joy.</b><p>I recently attended a big family holiday party. Between the happy couple who hosted this festive occasion, their …

Dating After Divorce: The Dos and Don'ts For Attracting A Man

It was six months after my divorce. The doorbell rang. I slowly opened the door and saw a gorgeous 5'7" voluptuous woman with piercing blue eyes, long straight blonde hair that reached her hips, wearing a tight colorful button down shirt, fitted jeans that hugged her perfect figure and 3-inch …