The Children of Divorce

Divorce is hard on everyone but is hardest on the children. They have to deal with the way their family changes. One of their parents goes away and even if they stay nearby it is hard to have them no longer living in the same town. It is hard on them as well to see their parents unhappy. There are many stats about this and how kids are affected emotionally, so you can always find info if you want it.

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This ‘La La Land’-esque YouTube Love Story Has Us All Choked Up

In the world of dating, people already have it tough. But what if the person you are supposed to be with is having it just as tough as you are? What if they are living a mirrored version of your life? And what if the one time you are finally both at the same place at the same time, you have already given up on love and have made yourself unapproachable? What then? Does this video tell people to look harder, or stop running and take the chance when someone does look back?

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26 First Date Tweets That Prove Your Love Life Could Be A Lot Worse

If you think there is no reason to smile, it is time to read these tweets and realize just how good you really do have it. These are tweets that will make you stop and think, and maybe even shake your head a time or two. There’s 26 first date tweets here but the internet is filled with tons of others just like them. Are you ready to be entertained? Don’t miss out on these tweets.

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18 Super Obvious Signs You’re Having An Emotional Affair

Emotional affairs are devastating. The collateral damage from sharing your heart and life with another outside the marriage not only devastates the betrayed spouse. Trying to piece together your heart and life post-affair is not only challenging, it can be one of the most discouraging and frustrating things you’ll go through as a married couple. Just what is an emotional affair? What qualifies it as such? Perhaps your spouse is resisting the idea that’s what happened, was truly an emotional affair, what then?

Key Takeaways:

  • A new person in your life can make you question if you are with the correct partner.
  • You will feel things with the new person that makes you feel good and more vibrant than the partner you are with.
  • The new person makes life look greener on the other side, but usually it is a passing emotion.

“While some people do knowingly choose to start having sex with someone outside of their relationship, there are a surprising number of people who are just lonely, seeking friendship, and they don’t actually realize that they’ve invested more in this “other” person emotionally than with their significant other.”

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Jonathan Scott Of ‘Property Brothers’ Opens Up About His First Marriage

After our interview with Jonathan Scott of Property Brothers fame went live, the floodgates opened, and your j’adore tweets came gushing in. We must admit, his answers hit the swoon button so we had Jonathan and his equally date-worthy twin brother Drew Scott come back for another round.Would Jonathan Scott date a woman with kids? What did he learn about love from his first marriage? How is he still single? The reality hunk answered these questions and more in our Twitterview recap below.

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There’s Only One Sign A Couple Should Go To Therapy

We believe we’re getting the fairytale when we get married. You know: meet “the one,” have a whirlwind courtship, and live happily ever after. What the fairytales don’t tell you is that relationships take work. Often times, we don’t go into a relationship with the tools to manage the challenges, which is where the pros come in. And by pros, I mean a counselor or therapist who can help you learn new ways of relating to your partner.

Key Takeaways:

  • To maintain a healthy relationship therapy is recommended for all couples.
  • An improved sex life, love, happiness, stability, and overall health are all of the benefits of receiving couples counseling.
  • As a preventative measure couples counseling can help before problems start to arise.

“Counseling may seem like a waste of effort when things are going smoothly, but therapists around the country say it’s always a good time to stop in; you don’t need a huge problem to be the catalyst”

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Making It Work: How Creative Couples Survive The Common Hurdles That Trip Others Up

The divorce rate is high. But, it is even higher in creative couple’s relationships – especially for those who work in their creative muse.
Dr. Adize discusses the amount of energy it takes for both creativity and intimacy. We often use up our creative energy and leave little for intimacy – something which takes work in itself.
Jealousy can also be a factor to overcome – especially when two creative people are working in the same field. Couples must learn to appreciate and enjoy their partner’s success despite their own lack of success.
Making time, balance between work and home, and solution-oriented discussions are all keys to making a creative couple’s marriage successful.

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When You’re A Good Friend To Others But A Terrible One To Yourself

You can be generous and compassionate to your friends but often, you neglect yourself. You instinctively reassure your friends who are I need but won’t do to yourself. You need to practice liking and accepting yourself. You need to be compassionate and understanding of failures. Letting yourself know that everyone fails some of the time. We all have the best friendship skills but essentially need to direct them inward towards ourselves and not always onto everyone else.

Key Takeaways:

  • Typically, we don’t apply the same level of compassion to ourselves that we offer to others.
  • To others, we like them as they are, focus on their strengths and remind them that failure is common to all – but we often fail to do this for ourselves.
  • We all have the ability to apply the self-help and compassion we offer to others to ourselves – we just have to look in the mirror and make ourselves do it.

“It’s ironic, yet essentially hopeful, that we usually know quite well how to be a better friend to near strangers than we know how to be to ourselves.”

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Are Divorced Men Over 50 Anti-Second Marriage?

Many men in their 40s and 50s fear getting into another committed relationship because they don’t want to be burned a second time. The truth is some men commit again right away but those that stay single longer, will likely not want to get back into a relationship. You need to accept that it has happened an take the time to heal from divorce. You need to be open to new experiences that make you happy including love and relationships.

Key Takeaways:

  • The longer someone stays single after a divorce, the less likely they are to get remarried
  • Divorced people often live fulfilling single lives, but others avoid relationships because they fear being hurt again
  • It is important to work on healing after your divorce, and to accept that the future can surprise you in a good way

“If someone would have told me I wouldn’t be married again after 10 years of being divorced, I would never have believed them.”

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12 Inspiring Quotes From Celebrity Moms And Dads About Co-Parenting

Being a parent is tough enough, but being a parent who is going through a divorce, or is separated can be very hard. But, there are plenty of people who are separated and keep their kids happy and healthy. There are so many couples out there that are separated and have kids. It can seem like a tough situation, but you can make the best of it and raise your kids in a very positive environment.

Key Takeaways:

  • The most important thing is to make a good environment for the children.
  • Showing support for the other co-parent is essential to make a loving family.
  • It is very important to make the kids the number one priority in and put their happiness first.

“Our son comes first and you have to get past your own egos and you never talk bad about each other.”

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