My new book The Divorce Ritual has been currently making the rounds in the press with more to come! Below are some links to a few recent articles about me and the book. Share them on Twitter, Facebook and with your friends! Anybody going through divorce will appreciate your help and thinking of them. Thanks!
My latest article was just posted on parenthood.com. It covers parental etiquette after a divorce. Take a read by clicking here. Let me know your thoughts!
Imagine being forced by a judge to apologize to your entranged wife or husband on Facebook every day for a month. That’s what happened to Mark Byron to avoid going to jail for 60 days for voilating a protection order.
Byron says it was his frustration over his upcoming divorce and child visitation that drove him to post comments on his Facebook page back at the end of 2011. His wife was blocked from his Facebook page, but saw a picture and read comments from friends regardless. Court documents allege Byron’s comments were intended to be mentally abusive, harassing and annoying.
“I just went on Facebook to vent,” Byron said. “I liken it to having a drink in a bar with a friend and telling them how I feel. It’s just that on Facebook you do it on a much larger scale and people that are interested in talking to me about it can say something and those who are not interested ignore it.”
The judge ruled the facebook comments violated a civil protection order against him. Do you feel this is a voilation of Freedom of speech? Will this change the way social media will be used during a divorce?
Will Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook’s ties ever be cut? They finalized their divorce a year ago, but that doesn’t seem to stop the former couple from going to court like I go to Starbucks.
Most recently in court, Cook and his attorneys claim that Brinkley is attempting to sabotage the father’s relationship with his children. He claims that Brinkley refused to turn over son Jack’s passport in a timely fashion, which caused him to miss a school trip to Israel that was supposed to be chaperoned by Cook.
“She is doing everything she can to ruin my relationship with my kids … I am trying to move on with my life and I wish she would do the same,” Cook said.
With these allegations and other violations that Cook is claiming, Brinkley’s lawyer Peter Caronia calls Cook’s claims “without merit and totally disingenuous,” saying that Brinkley was late in handing the passport over because of the death of a friend’s mother and Cook’s refusal to pick it up himself.
He said, she said and lawyers said! Just make it work for the kids already. Isn’t that all that matters at the end of the day? What do you think?
While women GI’s bravely fight overseas, they also have to fight a war at home. According to new statistics, women enlisted are three times more likely to get a divorce from their spouse than men. in 2o10, 7.8% of women in the military got a divorce compared to 3% for men.
According to the Associated Press, “Why military women are more burdened by divorce is unclear, although societal pressure is likely a factor.”
David Segal, director of the Center for Research on Military Organization at the University of Maryland, said,“There’s a fair amount of equality in terms of their military roles, but as the military increasingly treats women the same as it treats men in terms of their work expectations, however, society still expects them to fulfill their family roles. And that’s not equally balanced between men and women,”
So why do you think there is a higher divorce rate for women in the service? Do you think the men are filing first? Do men not have the ability to stick with a marriage when their wife is overseas? Are they more needy than women?