divorce and kids

From a young age, I showed signs of OCD, which were exacerbated by my parents separating when I was seven.

Children and Divorce: How Experiences Shape Who We Are

From a young age, I showed signs of OCD, which were exacerbated by my parents separating when I was seven. I was caught in the middle. Read...
Michelle Vale of DivorcedMoms    |   08.6.18   |   SHARE
Families
When was the last time you thought about your happiness level and personal goals?

5 Ways I'm Learning To Make The Most Of My Kid-Free Time

What if I could find a way to look forward to my kid-free time instead of dreading it? Read...
Elizabeth Fleming of DivorcedMoms    |   09.6.17   |   SHARE
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Visitation exchanges need not be police matters or events that create patterns of family dysfunction in the children we love.

What Should A Custody Exchange Look Like? 10 Ways To More Peace

What should a custody exchange look like and how do co-parents manage to keep them peaceful and productive? Read...
Divorce Warrior of DivorcedMoms    |   08.16.17   |   SHARE
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You no longer have that sick anxious feeling you had being married to someone you couldn’t trust.

A Letter To The Person I Was 12 Months Ago  

Some days you will still struggle and you will fall but let me tell you this. Look up, see that — that’s the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s Read...
That Noise Is Mine of DivorcedMoms    |   05.19.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
Making space for a child to love a former partner who seems bent on destroying you is a Herculean task.

How To Handle A Low Down Dirty, Trash Talking Ex

Parents on the receiving end of a high-conflict, trash talking ex have an incredibly difficult job. Making space for a child to love a former partner Read...
Kate Chapman of DivorcedMoms    |   05.3.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
Divorce causes enough chaos, but don’t let it permanently damage your child.

The Absent Parent: A Parent-Shaped Hole In A Child's Heart

What is it like to grow up with an absent parent? Read...
Divorce Warrior of DivorcedMoms    |   03.27.17   |   SHARE
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It’s easy to paint the town red and have a great time when not paying one’s fair share.

Is A "Fun Time Parent" Taking All The Fun Out Of Your Parenting?

It's no surprise that parents who run a tighter ship get ticked off when everything they work so hard to instill in their children goes right out the Read...
Divorce Warrior    |   02.17.17   |   SHARE
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As long as my ex and I shared a home, we were sure to fight.

Why I Considered Bird Nesting, But Decided Against It

When my ex and I decided to divorce, I was overcome with fear and sadness at the thought of living part time without my two children. Could it be Read...
Divorce Warrior of DivorcedMoms    |   01.11.17   |   SHARE
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