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Divorced and Ready to Mingle? Here’s What You Should Know.

August 29th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

There are many variables in post-divorce dating and it is different for everyone. Some people are ready to move on right away while others require time to heal. Here are some signs to look for if you’re wondering if you’re ready to enter the dating world.

  1. You feel good about yourself. You’re regaining confidence and feeling comfortable in your own skin
  2. You’re thinking less about the past and more about the present.

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Tips to Help You Recover from Divorce

August 25th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

Some people’s experience of divorce is freeing, but for many it can bring devastation. It takes a lot of strength to pick up the pieces and the thought of starting over can feel daunting. Here are some tips taken from 3 Tips to Help You Recover from Divorce by Dalila Jusic-LaBerge that can help you begin the healing process.

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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A MARRIAGE

January 10th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

PART 2:  THE INITIAL STEPS

Once you have decided with certainty that a divorce is in your best interest, I recommend three imperative initial steps:

  1. Back off from social media
  2. Begin to document, document, document
  3. Consult with an attorney

The first step is essential!

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

January 3rd, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

REMEMBER, IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

Part 8: Maybe It’s Not a Marital Problem…Maybe It’s a Holiday Problem

I have spent the month of December focusing upon the not-so-uncommon malaise of the Holiday False Alarm Syndrome, which predictably rears its ugly head each year in many households. And–not unlike Shakespeare’s Richard the III’s complaint of “now is the winter of our discontent”–many couples feel like war-weary veterans,

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DECEMBER’S FOCUS: DO YOU REALLY WANT A DIVORCE

December 29th, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

REMEMBER, IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

Part 7: Maybe It’s Not a Marital Problem…Maybe It’s a Holiday Problem

Now that Christmas and Hanukkah are behind us, and New Year’s Day 2017 is fast approaching, many couples who experience annual stress-related marital holiday issues will resume breathing more deeply and much easier once again. As the well-known predictors of too many expectations and not enough sleep subside (coupled with too much food and alcohol and not enough exercise and quiet meditation/prayer time),

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

December 20th, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

REMEMBER, IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

Part 5: Maybe It’s Not a Marital Problem…Maybe It’s a Holiday Problem

Last week I discussed the six questions I ask my clients to reflectively/thoughtfully respond to in writing, when I feel The Holiday Marital False Alarm Syndrome may be driving their relational discord. Perhaps most importantly, I request that neither spouse reveal his/her responses to the other in advance of our shared meeting together in my office.

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