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“You’ve Got” To Celebrate Your Divorce

Category : Internet, Interviews, Moving On, The Divorce Ritual

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for an episode of AOL’s hit series “You’ve Got.”  The series has featured many notable guests, including Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Jessica Alba, Glenn Close, Bette Midler and Dan Rather, among many others.  On this episode, I discuss my new book “The Divorce Ritual” and the importance of keeping your spirits up during and after a divorce.  

“You’ve Got”…to celebrate your divorce! To watch the episode click here.

To check out some really fun sample highlights from “The Divorce Ritual” click here.
To pick up your copy of The Divorce Ritual” click here.

The New TV Show “Chained to My Ex”

Category : Television

TIED UP: Divorced couples forced to keep living together is no longer uncommon, says a new series called “Chained To My Ex.”

There is a new series on MSNBC that is getting a lot of attention and with the divorce rate around 50% right now I can see why.  It’s called “Chained to my Ex” and it seems like a reality show meets doc series that is about when a couple gets divorced and has to continue living together.  Couples are distraught and battling with breaking up but still being in each others lives.  Sounds like a lot of drama. This seems like a real eye-opener for anybody who is considering a divorce.  

Tune in this Sunday night at 9 p.m. on MSNBC. Watch the trailer by clicking here.


The Divorce Party Continues…

Category : Books, Divorce Party

Divorce parties…there’s just no stopping them! I am glad to see that celebrating your divorce is being celebrated by people all over the world. When I had my divorce party, it was exactly what I needed to let out a big exhale and move on. It even sparked writing my new book “The Divorce Ritual: Get Up, Get Out and Get On With Your Life.” I recently came across an article that I wanted to share with you about divorce parties entitled “Divorce Party Anyone.” They said:

Gone are the days when, couples used to go through hell during their divorces, well though it still remains hell-like for some couples, some smart ones have started accepting this new change in their lives with a straight face, in fact, with a rather happy face! Yeah, you’re getting me right, couples who are splitting with each-other are celebrating their split-ups. Archana Chibba, a 40 year old Marketing Professional, did a similar thing along with her ex husband to celebrate their divorce. “We realised that we couldn’t live with each-other anymore but, we still remain the best friends. I didn’t want to make it ugly and my ex-hubby ushered a similar sentiment when I talked it out with him! A mutual end to our marriage worked for us and we wanted to celebrate it. Both of us pooled in money and threw a party to remember. I called my friends, he called his and we had a rocking time. I am glad that I am not one of those unfortunate woman, who have to think twice before calling up the man they used to share their bed once. I call him for help every now and then and the feeling is purely mutual. I feel truly blessed.”

To get some great divorce party tips click here.  And to read the rest of the article click here.

Staying or Leaving for the Holidays?

Category : Holidays

When you’re divorced the holidays can certainly take its toll. This reader sent me an email and wanted to know if she should get out of town till the whole holiday hoopla blows over.

Lois,

Wishing you happy holidays. Love the blog and all of your tips. So so so helpful! After Thanksgiving and with the holidays coming up, I started to feel a lot of anxiety.I was divorced four months ago and while I am telling everyone I am over my ex, I still have some healing to do. I enjoyed seeing my extended family for Thanksgiving at my cousins, but I felt I was putting on a happy face when inside I was down. I was thinking of heading out of town for ten days for the holidays, but don’t want to hurt my family who is trying extra hard because they know it’s my first year alone.  Should I book the flight?

Cameron

Hi Cameron,

Happy holidays to you. I know the holidays are rough when you first get divorced, but the good news is that it gets better each day as you go forward.  The great thing about being divorced is that you finally have the freedom to make decisions in your life for just you.  If you feel like going away for the holidays then you should.  Your family seems loving and supportive. I am sure they just want to see you happy. So if you tell them that is what you feel you need for the holidays, I have a feeling they will understand.  This new period in your life has to be about you. You need to regroup and move forward in the New Year with the best mind-set possible.  If going away will push you in a positive direction then you should go for it! Don’t forget to email us and tell me how the trip is going. Whatever you decided, remember to just have fun this holiday season!

Lois

Quaid and Buffington Head For A Divorce

Category : Break-Up, Celebrity

“Vegas” star Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly Buffington are now headed for divorce. According to divorce papers filed on Friday, Quaid is seeking joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s 4-year-old twins according to divorce papers filed Friday.  Originally back in March, Kimberly filed for divorce but held off.   Then six weeks ago she filed for a legal separation and Quaid now filed for divorce after an 8 year marriage.  Sometimes a couple gives it a try, but the problems make it too difficult to continue and try to make it work.  This could be one of those cases.  I hope they both find happiness and keep things positive for their two children.