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10 Reminders When You Break the News of Divorce to Your Kids

10 Reminders When You Break the News of Divorce to Your Kids

How do you tell the kids about the upcoming divorce? The answer to this question is unique in every family. Ideally, it’s been written, that both …

An Indecisive Retirement: A Story of the Struggle of Heart versus Mind

An Indecisive Retirement: A Story of the Struggle of Heart versus Mind

 “May your choices reflect you hopes, not your fears.” ~Nelson Mandela I have come to appreciate this quotation sitting in my condo …

All Parents Have a Right to Their Dreams

All Parents Have a Right to Their Dreams

Everyone needs breaks, either spontaneous or planned, from routines, from even the most fascinating work, and from outlooking and scheduling the day, …

Taking Time to Breathe

Taking Time to Breathe

Do you often feel like a hamster on a wheel? Running, running, running and never getting anywhere? Do you set a list for yourself and decide it …

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Deepening the Relationship with Our Adult Children

Deepening the Relationship with Our Adult Children

A Year of Movies with My Older Son Parents, educators, and counselors are always looking for ways to help children and teens open up and have meaningful conversations. We all learn “tricks of the trade”: for …

Under One Roof: Working and Caregiving from Home

Under One Roof: Working and Caregiving from Home

Working from home was a pipe dream a decade ago; something that many corporate types daydreamed of as they tried to decide whether they wanted to learn Tumblr or Weebly, Zoho or Google Docs. Today, according to Gallup, …

An Indecisive Retirement: A Story of the Struggle of Heart versus Mind

An Indecisive Retirement: A Story of the Struggle of Heart versus Mind

 “May your choices reflect you hopes, not your fears.” ~Nelson Mandela I have come to appreciate this quotation sitting in my condo overlooking the Coal Harbour marina, the bay and the mountains in Vancouver, …

Taking Time to Breathe

Taking Time to Breathe

Do you often feel like a hamster on a wheel? Running, running, running and never getting anywhere? Do you set a list for yourself and decide it will enough when I complete, this, this and this. But then find out that …

Back to School- Finding Real Friends

Back to School- Finding Real Friends

I recently met a man who rose to prominence in Philadelphia as a leader and collaborator. He told me of his beginnings, growing up in a dangerous neighborhood where gunshots were common. In fact, as an innocent teen, he …

How To Get Un Stuck

How To Get Un Stuck

Ever have one of those days when you feel stuck? You're in a funk and don't know why? You're unhappy but you can't put your finger on the "why"? FamilyAffaires.com contributor Joanna Kleinman, LCSW explains how our …

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10 Reminders When You Break the News of Divorce to Your Kids

10 Reminders When You Break the News of Divorce to Your Kids

How do you tell the kids about the upcoming divorce? The answer to this question is unique in every family. Ideally, it’s been written, that both parents sit down with the kids and tell them that they will no longer …

Divorce, Moving Forward & Letting Go

Divorce, Moving Forward & Letting Go

Roseann Vanella, FamilyAffaire.com Founder & Professional Mediator, helps many couples through the process of divorce through mediation. Whether couples are amicable or adversarial through the process she finds a …

Divorce, Custody and King David

Divorce, Custody and King David

Divorce mediators know what the Bible’s King David knew – a judge should not be the person who decides how a child is divided between his or her parents. But parents going through a contentious divorce are …

Graduation: Divorce Shouldn’t Disrupt the Day

Graduation: Divorce Shouldn’t Disrupt the Day

June is a time of transitions and traditions. The flowers bloom and your children blossom – they go to proms, graduate high school or begin their new lives as adults by graduating college. The pleasure of watching …

Divorce: How Did I Get Here?

Divorce: How Did I Get Here?

At age 45, I find myself living in a small apartment with my two teenage boys and walking dogs for a living. It’s not what I expected when I graduated cum laude over twenty years ago from an Ivy League institution. …

You’ve Been Having Sex All Weekend!

You’ve Been Having Sex All Weekend!

This is only one of the accusations hurled at me by my teenage daughter in the early years of dating – my dating, that is. I “came out” and introduced someone to my kids after being separated from their father for …

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