Category Archives for Divorce & Children

Separation…Science and Speculation

The Lure of Separation For many distressed couples, separation may seem like a good idea. And our culture avidly supports this notion. I have seen websites by All-Purpose Therapists singing the praises

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Adult Children of Divorce

Adult Children of Divorce Adult Children of Divorce suffer too. There is a robust cultural belief that adult children, once successfully launched, are relatively unimpacted by their parent’s divorce.

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I’m Sticking with the Kid…

Why I’m Sticking with the Kid I have discussed the pervasive nature of Developmental Trauma in earlier posts. Because we learn how to be partners from our parent’s example, there are just

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How to Raise an Angry, Entitled Child in 4 Easy Steps

 Four Steps to Raising an Angry, Entitled Child According to a 2015 study published in the journal Developmental Psychology there are four easy steps to raising an angry, entitled child. This research

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Children of Infidelity

Children of Infidelity One of the greatest social fallacies of family life is what I call the Fallacy of Parental Omniscience. Parents often debate about what children should be told about sensitive issues,

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Five Styles of Co-Parenting After Divorce

Several research studies over the last 30 years have uncovered 5 primary styles of co-parenting after divorce. The first 3 are considered to be more or less functional, all things considered. The first

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Effects of Divorce on Children: Help Your Kids Survive

Effects of Divorce on Children is an important but difficult subject to discuss. Here we discuss how to minimize the effects of divorce on children by taking good care of your own needs, explaining divorce

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Children of Divorce

 Impact of Divorce on Children of Divorce by Age Group Children go through predictable responses to their parent’s divorce, according to research.  Knowing these differences can help you to anticipate

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Kids and Divorce

Kids and Divorce As intake coordinator at Couples Therapy Inc., I am often asked about kids and divorce. Wives ask me “do you think I should stay in a miserable marriage just for the sake of my kids?” This

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