10 Promises to Add to the Wedding Vows!

The traditional wedding vows are nice – to honor, love, and respect, ’til death do us part. But we could be just a little more specific about what it takes to get there. Here’s some suggestions: 10 promises we could add to the wedding vows – you know, just to make sure we’re on the...

Themed Christmas Stocking Stuffers – Day 4 of the Stocking Stuffer Extravaganza

WELCOME TO DAY 4 OF THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING STUFFER EXTRAVAGANZA! Have a sports enthusiast, coffee lover, tea drinker, animal lover, sports fan, or other special interest enthusiast for a mate? We’ve got something for you! Over the past three days we’ve covered almost 200 suggestions for Christmas stocking stuffers based on price, gender, and cross-over...

How to Find Couple Friends
How to Get Couple Friends (and why you need to)

Who needs ‘couple friends’ when you have great family and single friends that have been your buds since junior high? If you’re married, you do. Not instead of the great family and single friends, but in addition to. Why You Need Other Married Friends Nobody is suggesting that you dump friends you had prior to...

The ME in Mediation – a New Perspective

Just when I thought I knew all there was to know about mediation, I learned something new. I know that mediation, the process of resolving legal issues with the assistance of someone trained to help warring parties find creative solutions, is often better for divorcing spouses than having a trial. I have served as a...

Testifying in Family Court? 5 Things NOT to Say

There are whole books on testifying in court. There are numerous articles about what to say, what to wear, and how to behave. But there are also things that should NOT be said during testimony – especially in Family Court. Following are my top five things not to say in Family Court. 1. “To tell...

17 Things Teachers Want to Tell Divorced Parents

Teachers can be a Guardian Ad Litem’s best friend. When I represent a child whose parents are going through a custody battle, charged with the duty of investigating for the purposes of making recommendations to the Judge about custody and visitation, I look forward to talking to the child’s teacher. After reviewing all the court...

The New Year's Resolution Spouces Should Still Make!
The New Year’s Resolution Spouses Should Still Make

No excuses on this one. It’s not too late for you and your spouse to make a New Year’s Resolution. If your annual New Year’s Resolution is to not make one, make an exception this year. If you think you have already made enough/too many resolutions, I promise you there is room for this one,...

Spousal Gossip
Spousal Gossip – Yea or Nay?

  Most of us would not want to be referred to as “A Gossip” – or get caught gossiping. So is gossip always a bad thing? I decided to check out a dictionary to see if there is any positive definition for ‘gossip.’ As it turns out, after checking several sources, I was indeed able...

15 Questions to Put the “Thanks” in Thanksgiving

Have you ever tried to stir up some “what we are thankful for” discussion at Thanksgiving dinner, only to be met with blank faces? Or the spouting of obligatory mini-lists such as: “I’m thankful for my spouse. And my children.” Which are not bad things to express thankfulness for – especially if the spouse and...

Divorce Through a Child’s Eyes

I’ve talked to many children whose parents are going through divorce. I often serve as a guardian ad litem for children – a cross between an attorney for the children and an arm of the court charged with the task of investigating a divorce matter in order to make recommendations to the judge regarding custody...