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The Five Worst Ways to Get Dumped

Category : Break-Up

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My article was posted on the eHarmony blog. Here is a teaser:

Author Lois Tarter recounts the worst ways to get dumped. The takeaway from this is to never break it off with another person in the following ways. Have some courage, and compassion, to break up with someone face to face if it all possible.

Even the “it’s not you; it’s me” speech is better than these. As the old saying goes, “breaking up is hard to do”…especially if you’re on the receiving end of it. If you’re the one ending the relationship, compassion is key. With that in mind, here are five ways you should never choose to end a relationship.

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Divorce Advice

Category : Divorce Attorney, Favorite Articles

How does a top celebrity divorce lawyer suggest that married couples stay together? Raoul Felder, who was called the “Duke of Divorce” by Us Magazine, offers his tips for couples to have a lasting marriage on Glamour.com  The article entitled, “How to Not Get Divorced, According to a Top Celebrity Divorce Lawyer” is something any couple heading down the aisle should read as well as the couples already married. Here is some of the article:

1) Do your own thing. “Too much togetherness breeds complacency,” says Felder. Have a life outside of your relationship. “If you were single, you’d continue to develop and grow, and that shouldn’t change just because you’re married,” he says. “Otherwise, it becomes like reading the same story over and over again. Even Shakespeare gets boring.” Which is why he also recommends you…

2) Read a book every two weeks. “You have to keep introducing lines of conversation,” he says. “Nobody wants to go to bed with someone knowing exactly what they’re going to say the next morning. Seriously, keep reading. It helps.”

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New Article Huffington Post

Category : Celebrity, Huffington Post

My latest Huffington Post article is up. It’s entitled, “Should You Have Divorced Earlier?” With Michael Douglas in the press recently talking about how he probably should have ended his marriage to Diandra earlier, it brings up an important question. Here is the article:

Michael Douglas told the press recently that he should have ended his first marriage sooner than he did.  Douglas said, “I know I’m going to get into trouble here. I have nothing against her and in fact I’m very fond of my first wife.  But we should have ended that marriage eight or 10 years earlier.”  He was married to Diandra for 23 years.

If you recently got divorced, you may be wondering, Should I have ended my marriage earlier?

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Sleep Better

Category : Break-Up, Health

You can certainly have a difficult time sleeping when you’re going through a divorce. However, there are some natural things that can help you get a better night’s sleep. In a new article entitled, “3 Nutrients Linked To A Better Night’s Sleep”  some healthy options are offered to help you get more rest. If you’re going through a divorce you’re probably not sleeping well, so this will be helpful information!

I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but the U.S. seems to have become a  nation obsessed with pills. If something doesn’t work right, no worries, there’s  a pill for that.

So when we have trouble sleeping, naturally, we go see the doctor for a  prescription. Who cares that we might try to sleepwalk our way behind the wheel of a car? At  least we’re sleeping, right? Wrong!

If you ask me, prescriptions, especially those with severe and dangerous side  effects, should always be a last resort.

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Living With Your Ex-Husband

Category : Break-Up, Favorite Articles

One of my Twitter friends Divorced Kat wrote an article on her blog that you should all check out.  The piece is called  ”5 Secrets to Living With My Ex-Husband and Not Killing Him.” Read the article by clicking here!

Vanity Fair’s Best Break-Up Movies

Category : Break-Up, Movies

Vanity Fair released their list of the all time best break-up stories in movies. Check out the article:

As an online companion to Laura Jacobs’s list of the 25 best love stories in film—featured in the September issue of Vanity Fair—we’ve pored over the film archives, polled newly single co-workers, and prowled Match.com’s consolation message boards to counter with the 25 best breakup stories in film. These titles find the beauty, tragedy, and humor in the most miserable heartbreak, provide solace to audience members, and, if nothing else, demonstrate how to most efficiently load a philandering ex’s worldly possessions into his/her car before lighting it on fire. So grab the Kleenex and/or lighter fluid, and join us in reviewing what we consider to be the 25 best films with which to pair a pint of Häagen-Dazs ice cream, in no particular order.

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Friends in Post-Divorce

Category : Huffington Post

My latest article ”Friends After Divorce” is up in The Huffington Post.

Denise Richards was interviewed on OWN recently and talked about her relationship with ex-husband Charlie Sheen.  While their divorce seemed to be a nasty one according to press reports, their lives together now appear calm.  The two stars are happy to be spending time together with their children.  In fact, they go on vacations together.  Richards said in the interview, “He knows I don’t judge him and he knows that I will be there for him no matter what — and vice versa.”

When you are going through a divorce, you probably could never think of being friends with your ex.  If you have children together, you need to both think about what’s best for them.  If you are arguing with your ex after the divorce is final, look at why you’re still not getting along.  If each parent is doing what they are supposed to according to the divorce agreement and for the children, then there should be no hostility. It begins with both exes working together for the benefit of the kids. Here are some things to keep in mind as you co-parent with your ex-spouse.

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