Since My Divorce

I'm a divorce coach and mediator on a mission to ease the pain and stress of divorce. Whether it's deciding to divorce, preparing for divorce, parenting with your ex, living singly, your finances or dating after divorce, I blog about it all at Since My Divorce

Since my own divorce in 2007 I've interviewed over 100 people about their journey through divorce. I've taken their collective wisdom and created a comprehensive, affordable, self-paced online divorce coaching program - My Divorce Pal.  The program will guide you through the emotional and logistical aspects of divorce andhelp you make the decisions that are best for you.

I also offer a free 30-minute  consultation. Please contact me - I'd love to help you.

What To Do When You Know Your Marriage Was A Mistake

Guest post by Amanda Bohn I believe that most people go into marriage with a serious commitment to their wedding vows and that even with this commitment, there are times when it becomes very clear soon after the wedding that the marriage was a mistake. The question then is what to do when you know your marriage was a mistake? Do you leave knowing you’ll face certain judgment from friends and family or do you stay and torment yourself while trying to avoid disapproval? ...more

Will You Leave A Mess When You Die After Your Divorce?

Most people think of their divorce as complete when the court issues the decree but there’s usually still work to be done in the transition from “we to me.” If you haven’t done these six things, you will leave a mess when you die. It’ll be a mess that you never intended and one that friends and family won’t thank you for and you wouldn’t want that, would you? The six things you must update are: your Will your healthcare power of attorney your healthcare directive your financial power of attorney your HIPAA release your beneficiaries on financial accounts While I say “update,” the truth is that many people don’t have the first five of these in place even though everyone needs them – the amount of assets you have has nothing to do with this ....more

Will You Leave A Mess When You Die After Your Divorce?

Most people think of their divorce as complete when the court issues the decree but there’s usually still work to be done in the transition from “we to me.” If you haven’t done these six things, you will leave a mess when you die. It’ll be a mess that you never intended and one that friends and family won’t thank you for and you wouldn’t want that, would you? The six things you must update are: your Will your healthcare power of attorney your healthcare directive your financial power of attorney your HIPAA release your beneficiaries on financial accounts While I say “update,” the truth is that many people don’t have the first five of these in place even though everyone needs them – the amount of assets you have has nothing to do with this ....more

Claiming The Life And Love I Want After Divorce

Guest Post by Lynda Miles Reaching the point in your divorce where you accept that your marriage is over is a huge milestone. It’s a turning point, a fork in the trail. You know the life you had as a married couple is over and you know a fresh start awaits ....more

Claiming The Life And Love I Want After Divorce

Guest Post by Lynda Miles Reaching the point in your divorce where you accept that your marriage is over is a huge milestone. It’s a turning point, a fork in the trail. You know the life you had as a married couple is over and you know a fresh start awaits ....more

How To Be Smart About Your Finances And Divorce

Many experts will tell you that you need to approach your divorce as a business transaction and that is the best way to be smart about your finances and divorce. If you can do this, then figuring out the impact divorce will have on your finances becomes a mathematical analysis, a rational decision, but it’s rarely that simple or easy to do. There’s almost always less money after divorce and that creates many fears, such as being able to maintain your lifestyle, having to earn more money, or being forced to move to a less expensive neighborhood ....more

How To Be Smart About Your Finances And Divorce

Many experts will tell you that you need to approach your divorce as a business transaction and that is the best way to be smart about your finances and divorce. If you can do this, then figuring out the impact divorce will have on your finances becomes a mathematical analysis, a rational decision, but it’s rarely that simple or easy to do. There’s almost always less money after divorce and that creates many fears, such as being able to maintain your lifestyle, having to earn more money, or being forced to move to a less expensive neighborhood ....more

How To Manage Your Divorce Grief

Learning how to manage your divorce grief is a difficult, if not messy task. How is it possible to manage a grief that some of us may not even know is there? ...more

How To Manage Your Divorce Grief

Learning how to manage your divorce grief is a difficult, if not messy task. How is it possible to manage a grief that some of us may not even know is there? ...more

How To Make Sure You Enjoy Mother’s Day After Divorce

Mother’s Day is often portrayed as another Hallmark occasion, with smiling, multi-generational, nuclear families celebrating their mothers with gifts of food, flowers and sometimes, lavish jewelry. That may not be your reality – it’s not for many mothers I know but that doesn’t mean you should just ignore this occasion. Here are some suggestions for how to make sure you enjoy Mother’s Day after divorce ....more
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