Friday Five #2

Friday Five. It may be informational, entertaining, inspirational, or some combination. It may be five related thoughts, or five random topics. But it will be short. And it will leave you with a new thought, idea, or smile on your face.   1. If one of your  Couple’s New Year’s Resolutions is to add a...

Children and Divorce – How it SHOULD Be

I have written plenty about what parents do during divorce that negatively impacts their children. So I am delighted to give you some input about, and a wonderful example of, putting children first in spite of the parent’s divorce. Judge Robert Davis shared an anecdote a few years back that left me feeling compelled to...

10 Ways Couples Can Put the THANKS Back in Thanksgiving

This November, one of the things I am most grateful for is the opportunity to visit with dear family members in (not-so) sunny Florida! While I am enjoying them, please enjoy this Thanksgiving encore! With Thanksgiving as its finale, November is a great month to focus on the many people and things there are to...

7 Tips to Share From the Cancer Closet

Now that I’m out of the ‘cancer closet,’ I’d like to share some of the tips I picked up from the experience. None of this process is fun, but it can be less difficult. 1. Get the deodorant before it’s necessary. The day before radiation treatments started one casually mentioned to me that most deodorants...

Getting Personal

Two things very important to me (that I love talking about) are keeping marriage fresh and writing. Before I talk to you briefly about my writing, first up is a casual interview Stephanie Clinton did with me for her vlog at Hugs, Kisses and Friends Chat Show about how not to get divorced. (If you...

ALIMONY 101

In the olden days, couples got divorced and the man paid alimony – it was a given. Flash forward a few decades. Now there are criteria the judge explores before awarding alimony – if alimony is even going to be awarded. And yet, many still think that spousal support (another name for alimony) is going...

Baby Helmets That Will Make You Smile

One of the few challenges more difficult than parenting is parenting a special needs child. The angst of working through medical issues, academic issues, and dealing with sometimes daunting equipment is just a fraction of the concerns that such parents have. So anything that can make otherwise intimidating equipment actually put a smile on one’s...

7 Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary When You Have More LOVE Than MONEY

Anniversary celebrations can be romantic, fun, meaningful – or all three – without your bank account taking a hit! Whether you are experiencing lean times, saving funds for a common goal, or just enjoy the challenge of finding frugal festivities, there are plenty of options for your celebration. So if you have more love than...

Divorce: Property Division 101

Dividing up property that was accrued during marriage is one more difficult issue that has to be dealt with during divorce. Understanding how the judge would do it and what your options are for doing it without the judge’s intervention can make a difficult task a little less difficult. In spite of the fact that...

GIFT YOUR SPOUSE PEACE OF MIND – Making a Will and other Important Stuff

We often spend more time talking about what we should do than it takes to actually do it. Most of us don’t want to even think about what would happen in the event of a crisis or our death let alone plan for it. A potential consequence of ignoring the inevitable is compounded grief for...

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