Divorce Vouchers

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34461881/ns/world_news-europe/ Now that it’s Christmas Eve, I’ve decided to officially “blog” my support for this idea.  Truly- it’s a quality offering.  And not just for the holidays, but any time of year.  People considering a divorce need advice- that expensive legal kind of advice.  What better way for friends and family to show support and help a loved one start anew?  I wish they were available here in the US.  This is a gift I’d be happy to give (to the appropriate recipient, under the appropriate circumstances, of course). One step at a time… we’re getting closer to a mental […]

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Separation Ceremonies

I think we need to start holding Divorce Ceremonies. Like in that movie, Under the Tuscan Sun, when Diane Lane’s marriage falls apart her friends get her a cake and they say “weddings begin with cake and they should end with cake too.” (or something to that effect). I love that!! And I want to take it a few steps further.

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Refer to Your “Notes”

I just finished reading Jessica Bram’s book, Happily Ever After Divorce: Notes of a Joyful Journey. I found it to be a wonderfully uplifting collection of stories about life after divorce and the evolution of a family.

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“Don’t Get Angry, Get Knowledge”

Last evening, I had the extreme pleasure of attending an “Evening of Support, Information and a Vision for Your Future” in Westport, CT.  Featured speakers included  Susan Filan (attorney/mediator),  Jessica Bram (author: Happily Ever After Divorce:  Notes of a Joyful Journey) and Lili Vasileff (divorce financial planner).  They were joined by therapists Nancy Wergeles and Elizabeth Crossfield, who head up a local divorce support group. The room was full of people seeking resources to guide them in their journey.  I thought the panel did a fabulous job explaining the differences between litigation and mediation, the need for financial planning as […]

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