We recently had a question about whether use of our software to minimize some of the friction points in a divorce might not have the unintended consequence of encouraging more divorces. Our response was simple; NO, NO NO!
Dominique Andersen is the founder of STRETCH+BLOOM, where she helps unfulfilled high-achieving women reinvent their lives. As a divorcee herself, she's a strong believer in 'if it doesn't fit, change it!'. She is based In Berlin, Germany where she lives with her current partner. www.stretchandbloom.com
Divorce has become an extremely common occurrence in the past 50 years. And while the stigma has gone, one thing that remains anchored in people's mind is the idea that somehow you have failed.
Guest blogger Alexa, from A Mommy Writes blog, wrote an article for The Family Community with some tips for dealing with some of the very harshest of co-parenting realities. We encourage you to check out her website, where she shares life experiences raising three boys with a refreshing dose of honesty.
Every couple of days I will be browsing some sort of social media and a well-meaning meme will pop up that says something to the effect “you must get along with your ex or you are causing irreparable damage to your children.”
In our previous post, we shared an excerpt from our eBook What You Need to Know About Domestic Abuse (available for download here), outlining some of the warning signs of an abusive or violent relationship. The next (and most important) excerpt is The Safety Plan. The Safety Plan has a few sections, including a list of what to take with you if you need to leave, safety while at home, safety at work, and emotional health. Here we share the first half of the safety plan outlining the best way to be safe in your home, and how to be prepared in case you should have to leave quickly.