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Why You Should Leave Your Ego At The Door

After a tough transition period, with all of the ingredients of a non-amicable divorce, Ben and Nikki left their ego at the door and sat down to talk about how they could put Asher first and have a happy divorce. When Ben and Nikki began to discuss the terms of their split, they made a very conscious decision to leave their egos at the door. Instead, they ran every question, decision and confrontation through one simple lens: “What’s best for our son, Asher?” ... read more

How to Find a Divorce Support Group

Divorce can be a very isolating experience. Even though nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce, sometimes it feels like you are the only person going through it. By finding a divorce support group, whether it’s online or in-person, you will receive the support you need to continue healing and be the best co-parent you can be. ... read more

5 Videos That Explain How Kids View Divorce

There are so many great blogs, podcasts and Facebook pages out there sharing stories by divorce experts who have walked through a divorce and come out on the other side. If you’re looking for some more information, especially about how kids view divorce and what they might be thinking, check out these 5 videos. ... read more

6 Ways To Find Love After Divorce

Finding love after divorce is a new experience. You may be single for the first time in a long time, or you may have some concerns over dating again so soon after your divorce. This new opportunity to date and ... read more

65 Divorce Quotes That Make Ending a Marriage Easier

Ending a marriage isn’t an easy decision. But if you can look for the light at the end of the tunnel and focus on the positive things a divorce can bring to your life, coping with the changes will be easier. When you need encouragement for co-parenting, step-parenting, divorce or your blended family, find one of these divorce quotes that resonates with you and let it be your guiding light. ... read more

Marriage Story: A Review of Divorce in the Media Over Time

Earlier this month, we published an article on Netflix’s movie, Marriage Story. In that article, we looked at the film from our perspective — a family that had been through the real-life version. We’re starting to see a big ... read more

You’ve Had An Amicable Divorce: Now What?

Even if the process of ending your marriage is smooth and collaborative, this is just the beginning of an amicable divorce. When you have kids, the divorce process is ongoing because you will continue raising kids together in individual homes. ... read more

5 Steps to Forgiving Your Ex

After a divorce, forgiving your ex is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Sometimes forgiveness is hard, especially in a difficult divorce. But, forgiving your ex is really more for you than for your ex. Forgiveness releases you to move on and build a new life. Saying goodbye to ongoing resentment can help protect your kids from some of the damaging effects of divorce, too. ... read more

Life After Divorce: A Review of The Divorce Support Community

As Nikki DeBartolo and Ben Heldfond began sharing their story through their book Our Happy Divorce, the divorce support community has welcomed them with open arms. It’s always encouraging to hear true stories from another couple who is changing the face of divorce and making co-parenting the norm. ... read more

10 Best Books for Blended Families

Blending families means combining a lot more than just physical households. Blended families have to navigate the challenges of bringing together children, spouses, family traditions, discipline, behavior and more. Even daily schedules can be different between families. Thankfully there are some great books for blended families from people who have gone before you.  ... read more