4 Divorce-Related Worries You Should Stop Stressing About
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by Erin Levine
8M ago
I don’t know anyone who loves uncertainty. Transition is tough—even if your divorce is relatively amicable. The best thing you can do during this time is to manage your stress levels. And to do that, it’s all about mindset. You’ll say a million things to yourself during and after divorce. And no matter how positive of a person you usually are, some of these things will feel quite negative.  “Maybe it could’ve been different.” (sometimes we crave the comfort of the familiar) “I’m so out of shape!” (it’s easy to get down on ourselves when we feel a loss of control) “I’m not sure I’ll be OK ..read more
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Setting Divorce Ground Rules to Stay Focused and Productive
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by Hello Divorce Team
9M ago
The secret to beginning your divorce on the right foot? You need to set clear, reasonable ground rules. These rules will (if followed) help maintain amicable relationships, direct communication, set expectations, and create a “playbook” of sorts to follow throughout your divorce. If you and your spouse aren’t seeing eye to eye, you’ll need to do your best with creating your ground rules, sharing them with your spouse, and sticking to them. You cannot control everything your spouse does, and they might throw your rules out the window—but at least you’re setting expectations upfront.  Ideal ..read more
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12 Helpful Resources for Divorced Moms
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by Hello Divorce Team
10M ago
We see you, moms. You’re doing it all: caring for the kids, balancing schedules, keeping up your home, paying the bills, and (hopefully) making time to rest and recharge so you can wake up tomorrow and do it all over again. This Mother’s Day, we present you with a list of hand-picked resources for single and divorcing or divorced mothers. We hope one or more of these resources will help you smile, relax, and stop stressing so much. Just remember: In this life, all of us need to take moments for ourselves to stop and smell the roses! Emotional support Connect with others who have been through d ..read more
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Deciphering the True Meaning Behind Your Ex’s Words
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by Hello Divorce Team
10M ago
You know your spouse better than anyone—especially if you’re going through a divorce. And while a divorce really brings out one’s true colors, it can also make one’s bark far louder and more threatening than their bite. What your ex says does not necessarily translate into what they truly mean.  To help you decipher common threats or reactions, we’ve listed them out along with the more likely reason your ex might say this—and how to respond. While these suggestions won’t make everything perfect, they can turn the conversation into something a lot more productive and help you stay calm.&nb ..read more
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6 Ways to Get Closure After a Relationship Ends
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by Hello Divorce Team
11M ago
You’ve undoubtedly heard others speak about the need for “closure” after a relationship ends. You’ve probably needed it yourself, whether that was after you left a job or you grew apart from your first love. Now, it’s if you’re ending your marriage.  But accepting that your marriage is over and truly moving on without letting it hold you back isn’t easy. And it is crucial in order to make sense of what happened, learn what you need and can’t tolerate in a partnership, and ultimately move on. How do you get closure after such an earth-shattering, soul-sucking experience? We’ve compiled six ..read more
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Doomed or Destiny? Love Languages and Romantic Compatibility
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by Hello Divorce Team
11M ago
Do you and your partner (or ex) seem to speak a different language—namely, when it comes to showing love toward each other? Words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch—these are the five “love languages” conceptualized and made popular by Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts. Dr. Chapman theorized that we all “speak” these five languages in our relationships, and that they are critical for compatibility.  Most of us tend to use just one or two of these love languages. For whatever reason, these languag ..read more
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Divorce and Marital Status Discrimination: Understanding Your Workplace Rights
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by Melissa Schmitz
11M ago
Take Our Quiz to Find Out What Works Best For You What's your current divorce status?* Divorce status I'm ready for divorce I have filed for divorce My divorce is finalized I'm thinking about divorce My spouse has filed for divorce Helping out a friend Do you have kids?* Kids Yes No What's your divorce goal?* Divorce Goal Cheapest w. least work Least work / help me file & serve Handle it all for me w/ no lawyer You handle it all w/ lawyer I want to enter mediation Helping out a friend How long have you been married?* Marriage length Less than 5 years More than 5 years Do you own a ..read more
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Spring Lessons About Hope and Growth After Divorce
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by Hello Divorce Team
11M ago
This winter has been cold, long, and hard. But look out the window, and you’ll notice spring on its way. Mother Nature is transitioning her outdoor world, and soon, we’ll bask in the delights of spring once again. The changing of the seasons makes for a simple but powerful analogy to the changes you go through in a divorce. The beginning of divorce feels cold, long, and hard. But time passes. Things improve. Here are some seasonally-inspired metaphors to guide you in your new beginning. Pruning improves your outlook… and your view. Winter storms ravage your trees and shrubbery, cracking branch ..read more
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Common Myths About Divorce Debunked
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by Hello Divorce Team
1y ago
Part of making smarter decisions when it comes to your divorce is knowing what’s fact and what’s not. And unfortunately, these days it sometimes feels like we are living in the age of (mis)information. We hear divorce myths all the time in mediation sessions and client phone calls and what really frustrates us is that we often see them falsely reported in the media. Some are wacky rumors and other “facts” are widely-held assumptions. And what makes matters worse is that the outdated lawyered-up approach is built around an overwhelming lack of transparency. So, how do we know what to believe? T ..read more
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Webinar Replay: How Emotional Support Groups Can Help You with Divorce
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by Erin Levine
1y ago
Never miss another webinar—sign up for our emails! Divorce is so much more than the legal process. Your life is in a constant state of transition and emotions are often all over the place. Let’s face it, the unknown can sometimes feel lonely, heartbreaking, overwhelming, and uncomfortable. But divorce is also an opportunity to reclaim your independence and hope — to really come alive and turn this obstacle into an opportunity for growth that brings us into deeper alignment with ourselves. Regardless of where you are in the divorce process, we want you to feel well supported and celebrated. Thi ..read more
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