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November 2017 Archives

Why compromise is key between parents during the holidays

These days, it appears that retailers completely ignore the Thanksgiving holiday and simply jump to Christmas. Not only will you see holiday decorations at malls, and "pre-holiday" deals peppering advertisements. While the holiday season is supposed to be "the most wonderful time of the year," it may be difficult to buy into that statement when you have to co-parent with someone with the sensitivity of the "Grinch Who Stole Christmas." but even the evil Grinch showed that he had a heart...eventually.

If you think cheating is easier in cyberspace, think again

With the advent of e-mail, social media and smartphones, one would think that infidelity is much easier. More people frequent sites such as Backpage.com or Craigslist to find random hookups, explore fantasies or flirt with people they would not normally meet. Married people may also use Facebook to reunite with long-lost flames or see about opportunities with flirty co-workers.

Religious disputes and Halloween parenting time

Halloween is not only a great time for kids to enjoy dressing up as their favorite characters, it may also a be an ideal time for recently divorced and separated parents concerned about sharing time to have a practice run for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Parents may be at odds over where they want the child to trick-or-treat, or whether they want the child to participate at all.

Advice for divorcees who get 'advice' from family and friends

As much as you may want to keep your divorce a closely guarded secret, it is natural to confide in friends and family members as you dissolve your marriage. However, announcing it invariably leads to advice about what you should be entitled to and how you should treat your soon-to-be ex based on their experiences or what they may see on television.

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