I’ll tell you more about Gina soon. For now, I’d like to focus on her problem. I only recall a handful of times when I was awakened in the night by my parents’ arguments, but that was enough. I remember the irritation, the stress (sometimes it lasted for days afterward), the curiosity… I remember being wide awake after the fight was over and feeling like I’d never get back to sleep. There were times when I wanted to get up and make a trip to the bathroom or to the kitchen for a drink, yet I was afraid to move from my bed because I didn’t want my mom and dad to know I hadn’t slept through their turmoil.Continue reading
Category Archives: children of divorce
Emotional Money: An Interview With Maggie Baker, Ph.D.
Until a few months ago, I was under the impression that money was all about math. I thought personal budgets were the employment of simple equations, stocks were graphs, risks were variables, etc. I suppose, in the purest sense, I may have been correct. However, when considering the way money functions in our lives, I was way wrong.Continue reading
Divorce on TV
A few weeks ago, I stumbled across the sitcom, Happily Divorced, online. I vaguely remember hearing about the show before it aired. Intrigued by the title, I watched a couple episodes. The gist of the show is simple: husband confesses after many years of marriage that he’s gay, and he can’t afford to move out due to the economy. So they continue to live together while moving on after their divorce. I wasn’t impressed, and it wasn’t just Fran Drescher’s voice that turned me off.Continue reading
What *Is* A “Broken Home”?
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the various ways parental alienation can take place. In that post, I linked to a rather disturbing audio track which displayed how alienation can be initiated while a marriage is still “intact”. The video has since been revised and you can see the newest version here:Continue reading
Parental Conflict: Recipe and Resolution
Last week, I wrote about the lies kids tell, and why they tell them. For personal reasons, the topic is still on my mind (or, on my mind again) this week. I’ll spare everyone the rabid details of my family drama, but I do want to address some of the issues at play…Continue reading