Divorced At Last: How to Quit Complaining and Get On With Your Life

“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk.” — Louise Smith Your divorce is final, and it’s time to let go and move on. Are you ready? What will it take for your life after divorce, to truly pick up the pieces and rebuild a new and happy life for yourself? Some women sail smoothly through this transition, while others get stuck. Everything depends on your decision to resist fear, resentment, and negativity and, instead, embrace courage, hope, and love for yourself and your future. You may not be able to start over on a desert island with no reminders of the past—you may still need financial and co-parenting support from your former spouse—but your dec

Working Through the Emotions of Divorce

"If your heart is broken, let it be broken open." -Alan Cohen With fifty percent of marriages in America today ending in divorce, there will be many companions on your journey. That may make it less lonely, but not necessarily less painful. Psychologists rank divorce as one of life’s most stressful events. The pain that can accompany the death of a marriage is like the grief that follows any life-altering loss. Feelings of fear, anxiety, sadness, depression, anger, and rage are natural reactions when it seems dramatic changes are in store for the stability of your life circumstances. Knowing that these powerful emotions are normal and natural doesn’t remove them, but it can provide some comf

How Financial Professionals Can Help During Divorce

Ask anyone who’s been there, certain things are given about divorce: It’s an uphill battle, fought in language you don’t understand, using money you can’t spare, for a prize that’s only half of what you had before. An attorney will guide you through the legal aspects of divorce, and a good therapist will provide emotional support. What about the financial impact of your divorce? Given those harsh money realities, what can you do to make sure your newly-overhauled financial ship doesn’t sink? It’s not easy to foresee what a proposed division of assets during divorce will mean for you in the years ahead. The more you know about your pre-divorce financial picture, the better. Knowing what is mo


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