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Time To Change Your Play List

Category : Music

Now that the divorce is final, it’s the time to change your music play list.  All those songs that were special to the two of you are no longer sweet music to your ears.  So, how about taking them off your iPod and adding some new ones that will go along with the new you!

Instead of the song they played at your wedding or the one that was played when you first met or the song you danced to for your first dance as Mr and Mrs., how about adding “I will Survive” and ”It’s Raining Men (that’s the one time you don’t want an umbrella, ladies)!”

What do you think are the best break-up songs?  Comment below with your faves!

Optimism After Divorce

Category : Celebrity, Favorite Articles, Movies, Moving On

Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson had gotten divorced, and the star of the upcoming big summer film The Green Lantern is not totally over it yet. “Anyone who gets divorced goes through a lot of pain, but you come out of it. I’m not out of it yet. At all,” he admitted in the new issue of Details Magazine. “But I sense that as I do come through it, there’s optimism. How can there not be?” he wondered aloud, noting that “any kind of crisis can be good” because “it wakes you up.” I think that Reynolds has a healthy way of looking at his divorce, especially after having a marriage in the public eye. I also think it’s good to see men talking about divorce in the press because we always seem to hear the females opinion and left wondering about the man. “Departing a relationship and still maintaining the idea that this is still the same person I married is a great luxury that I experienced,” he went on to tell the magazine. “Thankfully I was in a relationship where two people chose to remain on the high road in every regard.” For more pick up the new issue of Details on stands now.

Spring Into Action!

Category : Seasons

Spring is officially here, which means it’s time for new beginnings (and allergies…just kidding). If you have been recently divorced and it’s your first spring by yourself, I suggest springing into action immediately! This is truly one of the best times of the year, so embrace this time as a fresh start.

To mark spring and your new beginning, I recommend buying some flowers for yourself. No need to buy anything fancy. Something that looks spring-like from the local deli or supermarket will do. Put something in your home that feels fresh, happy and will brighten your day! You survived the divorce, so you need to take a moment to smell the roses…or tulips. Here’s to you for having the strength to move on!

Divorce Billboard

Category : Divorce Day, News


Back in 2006, this was an actual billboard in New York City, located on 54th Street and 7th Avenue. Talk about making your divorce public! I would say she got her point across.

Do you think this is too drastic? Or, if you decide to cheat, then you have to deal with the consequences.

Finding The Right Divorce Attorney

Category : Celebrity, Divorce Attorney

“I’ll be back,” said Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator. However, probably not in this marriage. It was announced that Maria Shriver has just hired Los Angeles divorce attorney, Laura Wasser. This love-child shocker certainly made a complete mess of this seemingly beautiful marriage of 25 years, which is an incredible amount of time in Hollywood. According to People.com, “Maria hasn’t decided yet if she wants to end her marriage,” says one source. Wasser was hired before the news of the affair went public, sources say.”

If you are getting a divorce and seeking an attorney, here are some tips that may help you to find the right person to represent you:

*Ask a family member or friend for a recommendation. It is much better to have some background on the person and a referral, rather than a cold call.

*Do your research. Google the attorney’s you are considering and see what positive and/or negative feedback is out there about them. Of course, you can’t believe everything you read, but this may help a bit.

*Meet the attorney in-person before handing over a retainer. You need to get a feeling for what they are all about and if you can work with them.

*If you do meet them in-person, let them do most of the talking. You certainly know what you’re thinking, so see what they’re thinking.

*If you can, speak with a few attorney’s and see who makes the most sense before making your final decision.  

One Divorce Party Thrown By Both Exes

Category : Divorce Party, Favorite Articles

On this site, I love to cover divorce parties.  I mean, who doesn’t like a party, right?  Divorce parties are something I been attending for a while, especially after having my own one back in the day.  With more and more divorces happening these days, it seems like the divorce party concept is really picking up steam.  And why not?  Chances are you went through a rough divorce and it’s time to let down your hair a bit and celebrate moving on.  While divorce parties are usually done individually by the ex-spouses, it seems that some couples are jointly doing the party together!  Wow, that is a new twist on the concept.  This past weekend’s “Style” section of The New York Times followed a powerful NYC couple’s joint divorce party.  To read the article click here.

Quote Of The Day

Category : Quote Of The Day

“The only time my wife and I had a simultaneous orgasm was when the judge signed the divorce papers.” – Woody Allen

Release Tension

Category : Relaxation

If you are going through or just completed a divorce, tension could easily be your middle name. During the divorce process, it’s almost impossible to hide from it. Whether it’s a unpaid bill that pops up that your ex conveniently forgot to pay or a call from your divorce attorney, it’s a lot ot deal with.

Many women turn to Yoga as a way to cope with all the stress that comes with a breakup. It’s a fabulous way to get healthy and keep a positive frame of mind. If you can’t afford to take a Yoga class or there isn’t one close by, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still do your own relaxing excercises. A great way to do some on your own and begin a practice of simple muscle relaxing regime is with PMR (Progressive Muscular Relaxation). It is simple to do yet extremely effective. Below is some more information. To watch a video click here. Here’s to a more relaxed you!

PMR (Progressive Muscular Relaxation) is useful for relaxing your body when your muscles are tense.

The idea behind PMR is that you tense up a group of muscles so that they are as tightly contracted as possible. Hold them in a state of extreme tension for a few seconds. Then, relax the muscles normally. Then, consciously relax the muscles even further so that you are as relaxed as possible.

By tensing your muscles first, you will find that you are able to relax your muscles more than would be the case if you tried to relax your muscles directly.

Experiment with PMR by forming a fist, and clenching your hand as tight as you can for a few seconds. Relax your hand to its previous tension, and then consciously relax it again so that it is as loose as possible. You should feel deep relaxation in your hand muscles.

Filling Up Space

Category : Divorce Ritual, Healing

Once your divorce is final, you get into your bed and now it’s half empty. You look in the closet and it’s half empty. The medicine cabinet is also half empty. Your exes faves are not in the fridge, leaving lots more room. What do you do with all that empty space? It could be a real sad or a real happy moment…actually sort of bitter sweet.

How do you fill up all of this space that you feel is empty, so your house feels fully lived-in by you. First, the closet is sooo easy. Spread your clothes out a bit and you may have to twist your own arm to buy a few more shoes to fill up the floor. The fridge is also super easy. Stock it up with all of your favorite goodies and healthy things that will help you achieve that post divorce bod! How do you handle filling up space in your the bed? Brad Pitt would be good for starters! Seriously, you can add some more pillows (like the one above!). Or, some stuffed animals and a good book you’re reading before bed a good night’s sleep.

Space is a good thing because you’re making room for the right thing to occupy it. Hopefully, one day, that space in your bed will be filled up with a new love that will be forever.

Winning?!

Category : Uncategorized

Not sure if this is “winning” for Charlie Sheen, but his divorce from Brooke Mueller is officially finalized. They came to an agreement according to Fox News:

Charlie Sheen is officially back on the market.

The former “Two and a Half Men” star’s divorce from Brooke Mueller was finalized Monday, six months after the petition was filed.

According to the custody agreement, Mueller will receive $55G a month to support the former couple’s twin sons. Mueller also received a lump sum of $757,698.70, as well as a $1M buyout of the couple’s former home, which Sheen will keep.

The legal documents also reportedly stated that “under no circumstances shall the child support paid by Charlie for Bob and Max [his sons] be less than the child support paid by Charlie to [other ex-wife] Denise Richards for [his daughters] Sam and Lola.”