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Summer Vacations and the Divorced Family

“As I watched my children wait at the window for their father to arrive, I couldn’t believe the flood of feelings I experienced,” Julie, thirty-eight, a divorced mother of two boys, seven and nine, explained. “Their father is taking them to New York with his girlfriend. Her parents own a large summer house in the […]

If I Leave My Marriage, Will My Children Leave Me?

It is a question I get often, especially from clients who have children in their adolescent and teen years, ” I want out of my marriage but I am afraid my children will be angry at me for ‘breaking up the family’.  I know that leaving is ultimately the best thing for me and probably […]

Dating in Midlife: Do you need your children’s approval?

 The doorbell rings as you adjust your make-up one more time and pray that you won’t trip in your new platform sandals. You shake your head and think “I haven’t dated in decades. What am I doing?” You take a deep breath and open the door to your date.  There is more than a 50% […]

Father’s Day: When You are Divorced from your Children’s Father

      Father’s Day is an example of when your children’s needs and your desires may be widely disparate. Being divorced, especially newly divorced, (or separated) the last thing you may want to do is celebrate his role as a father. However, children love celebrations of all kinds and look forward to them with […]