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Should kids be around my new boyfriend?

Q – I am in the process of getting a divorce after a 2 1/2 month separation. I have met someone else and we have been seeing each other for about a month.  My Ex has a problem with it and says it’s too soon for the kids to be around someone I’m dating.  I…

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Understanding Parent Alienation and Divorce

What is Parent Alienation? Parent alienation is a dynamic where a child is significantly influenced by one parent (typically referred to the “favored” parent) to completely reject the other parent (often known as the “unfavored” parent). Children are literally placed in a situation where they must view one parent as all bad and one parent…

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Remarriage and Stepparenting

Second marriages can be very rewarding, however, they can also be very stressful. Second marriages carry more demands than first marriages and often require a greater degree of flexibility. Think child support, dealing with ex-spouses, juggling schedules, managing children out of two separate households. Before entering a new marriage make time to discuss your expectations…

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Dating After Divorce

First and foremost give yourself time to heal. Part of that healing involves accepting responsibility for your part in the marriage not having been successful. One common mistake made by divorcees is buying into the idea that we were just married to the “wrong person”. As a result, we convince ourselves that happiness lies in…

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