Like the saying goes, “There’s no time like the present”, but is now truly the best time to get divorced? I am frequently asked, “Does it matter when I file for divorce?” Most of the time, I can answer, “No, you can file whenever you are ready.” However, as with everything in life, there are always exceptions. Certain legal criteria must be met before someone can file for divorce. Then there are some practical and personal considerations which should be examined when determining the proper time to file and we will explore them here.
Any woman who has faced life as a divorced mom knows that the challenges of divorced parenting are huge. Time, energy, money and patience can very quickly run short, leaving you depleted and frustrated, and not being the mom you truly want to be. Divorced parenting is an art, and it takes a new set of skills to get your mothering mojo back. Here are a few tips to get you started:
I will be one of many friends that will tell you: It’s OK to be angry, hurt and mad about your divorce. But, I’ll also be one of many friends that will tell you: It’s not OK to allow this anger to rule your life. You’re better than that!
That’s why I asked divorce experts to share their tips on how women can best manage that swelling anger that seems to take over all areas of life after a divorce.
When you became a mother you probably never anticipated having to parent alone. Now that you are venturing out solo, there are many things to consider about how you want to set up your new life.
There will be a lot of feelings that come up for you around your new role as single mother, and there will most likely be doubts about whether you can actually do a good job on your own. Even though we all know the old adage that it takes a village to raise a child, the truth is that a child only needs one loving, dedicated caregiver to thrive. It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality.
Post-divorce family vacations don’t have to be a dreaded experience. Rather than coming up short trying to re-create family vacations of the past, try pulling together to try something new! Learn from our expert guest blogger how she suggests you plan new experiences for your new family for a rewarding vacation.
Co-parenting after divorce is a daunting concept no matter the circumstances. While moving through divorce can seem like an insurmountable obstacle, for many parents it is just the beginning of a new and equally intimidating challenge – co-parenting your children. Hats off to all of you who have chosen to remain in your children’s lives as co-parents. It means both of you care deeply about your children and want to continue raising them in the least-disruptive possible manner.