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Self-Care Tips for Parents Who Are Divorcing

If you have ever flown, during the in-flight safety education the flight attendants tell you that if the cabin loses pressure and you are flying with a small child, put your oxygen mask on first, then assist your child. If you don’t take the time to put yourself first in putting on the mask, you may be unable to help your child and yourself. In today’s fast-paced world, we have put ourselves last on the list, if we are even on the list at all. Putting yourself last on the list can be very detrimental to your health and emotional […]

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What is Divorce Coaching and How it Helps in a Collaborative Divorce Case

Paula March What is Divorce Coaching and How it Helps in a Collaborative Divorce Case Divorce is typically the end result of serious relationship problems. This requires clients to deal with a multitude of emotional issues, along with the legal and financial ramifications. A lot of people who go through a divorce only see it from a legal and financial standpoint, failing to address all the emotional issues. It is important, however, to ensure you take the time to address and work through all parts of the divorce — legal, financial, and emotional to help you move forward in the […]

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Better Parenting Better Divorce

A new class of “Better Parenting Better Divorce” Begins March 17, 2020. For Details & Sign Up Contact: Vi Ballard 310-373-7994

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The 3-Marriage Cycle

Sometimes the starting point for the interdisciplinary professionals within our Collaborative Divorce Group (ABD) is a struggling couple where one or both of them are ambivalent about remaining together. Other times the process begins with couples that have made the decision to move their relationships toward divorce. In either of these scenarios, we are interested to assess what marriage cycle the presenting couple is in. And how their “previous marriages” evolved. Even if they were to each other. Based on my years as a couple’s therapist and a divorce coach, in most long-term relationships, spouses generally marry each other 3 […]