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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A MARRIAGE

January 17th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

Part 4: Last week I discussed the three initial steps I urge couples to take once a decision is made to proceed with a divorce: get off social media; begin to document pertinent information (spousal routines/children’s schedules and caregivers); and gain advice and direction from an attorney.

Furthermore, I addressed the most efficient and cost effective way to gain a divorce: Pro Se Divorce.

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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A DIVORCE

January 5th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

PART 1:  In December, I focused upon the nature of marital discord that often erupts predictably over the holiday season. Often, however, couples resume an acceptable relational equilibrium as the holidays recede and a new year proceeds. Thus, the intended pursuit of a divorce is halted, and couples recognize they were simply experiencing the Holiday False Alarm Syndrome,

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DECEMBER’S FOCUS: DO YOU REALLY WANT A DIVORCE?

December 8th, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

REMEMBER, IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

Part 2: Maybe It’s Not a Marital Problem…Maybe It’s a Holiday Problem

I became aware of the Holiday Marital False Alarm Syndrome in my childhood. Sylvie T. was my best buddy through the early years of schooling, and we were always together.   Weekends would come and go, with our key priority being who was going to be doing the overnight at the other’s home.

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DECEMBER’S FOCUS: DO YOU REALLY WANT A DIVORCE?

December 6th, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

REMEMBER, IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

Part 1: Maybe It’s Not a Marital Problem…Maybe It’s a Holiday Problem

The winter holidays are a notoriously perilous time of year for many households. Research demonstrates time and again that the excess of emotion, alcohol consumption, family arguments, spousal disputes, and situational depression escalate predictably during December and pool together in a stew of general unrest and upheaval.

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NOVEMBER’S FOCUS: FACING THE CHALLENGES OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY SEASON

November 9th, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-CARE FOR MEN IN THE MIDST OF DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS

Part 3: The Imperative of Self-Care for Divorcing Men: Arranging Social Options

I spent last week introducing you to Mrs. X, a former client who had succeeded in dealing with her first important holiday alone…without her formerly established home and without her grown children present to support her.

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OCTOBER’S FOCUS: KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN FROM BECOMING THE REAL CASUALTIES OF YOUR DIVORCE

October 26th, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

WEEK 4:  LET’S REVIEW…AND FINAL THOUGHTS FOR OCTOBER

 

Children’s Tools for Self-Esteem and Well-Being While Parents Divorce

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Let us conclude this month of October’s discussion with the key admonishment with which we started: Do not allow your children to become the real causalities of your divorce.   If children feel compelled through the immaturity of their divorcing parents to either choose a side or are forced to feel protective of one parent over the other,

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