Posts by Christina McGhee

One Coparenting Mistake You Should Avoid This Holiday Season

HANDLING HOLIDAYS AFTER DIVORCE AS COPARENTS CAN BE TRICKY. The holidays are here. Although it’s meant to be a warm and fuzzy time of year when goodwill prevails, sadly for many coparents, the reason for the season transforms into a vicious game of “one-upping.” If  “one-upping” isn’t part of your day to day vocabulary, it…

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Helping children of divorce become resilient

HELPING CHILDREN LEARN HOW TO COPE DOESN’T HAPPEN WHEN WE TRY TO FIX THEIR PROBLEMS. And yet, parents do it all the time. I personally happen to be a frequent offender in this department. Even though I teach my clients about this parenting strategy all the time, it’s amazing how often I still catch myself…

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Radical Acceptance: How parents dealing with divorce or separation can stop being miserable during the holidays

“Pain in life is inevitable, suffering is optional… even during the holidays.” Just last year, here at the McGhee household, we were having a pretty dismal December… TBH, the whole Christmas thing, was looking awfully darn bleak. See… around that time, I was working away on developing a BRAND NEW online course for separated, divorced, and never-married…

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Handling Holiday Hassles With An Ex Who Hates You

Heather felt that familiar sense of dread. December was always the worst. Although she and Brian had been divorced for over three years, the holidays continued to be complicated and miserable. Despite her best efforts to keep things friendly, there was zero flexibility. If Molly or Jack had holiday parties or special events, Brian would…

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