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

December 19th, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

Part 4: Maybe It’s Not a Marital Problem…Maybe It’s a Holiday Problem

In my last blog posting, I listed the six questions I request clients to reflect upon and carefully respond to, when I feel they are not yet a divorce-ready couple (for a review, please refer to Part 3 of this December’s postings). Before a second appointment with me,

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

December 13th, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

REMEMBER, IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

Part 3: Maybe It’s Not a Marital Problem…Maybe It’s a Holiday Problem

As promised from the end of last week’s blog posting, let’s explore if you are inclined to suffer from a predictable holiday blues cycle each year: aka The Holiday Marital False Alarm Syndrome (HMFAS).

The place to begin is with an honest personal inventory.

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

November 29th, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

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

Part 8: The Imperative of Self-Care for Divorcing Parents During the Holidays: Recap

Thanksgiving is now firmly upon us, and it is always daunting how swiftly the days and hours flow together this time of year. The more frequent overcast skies, the ever reducing daylight, and the interruption of regular school and work schedules for the holiday season all collude to challenge everyone’s equilibrium.

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

November 22nd, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

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

Part 7: The Imperative of Self-Care for Divorcing Parents During the Holidays:

The Medicinal Properties of Humor

As the week of Thanksgiving is commencing, now is the time for us all to start conserving energy for the hectic weeks ahead. This is especially true for those who are undertaking the holiday season with divorce proceedings newly underway.

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

November 17th, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

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

Part 6: The Imperative of Self-Care for Divorcing Parents: Mental Healthcare (continued)

Today I would like to continue our focus upon mental healthcare and some further proactive choices you can make to meet the challenges of the holiday season. As I suggested in the previous blog,

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