• Family Life
    Dating After Divorce
    Tips on Dating After Your Divorce
    Dating After Divorce As you are reentering the dating life you need to take an inventory of yourself. Look objectively at the lessons you have needed to learn about yourself and about love. We all have to learn these seven lessons on our path t...
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    Dealing With Divorce
    Single Mothering: Life After Divorce
    Single Mothering: Life After Divorce Get used to this one simple fact: You are not going to feel much like doing anything for a while. It may be difficult for you to find the energy or emotional resources to do even the simplest of tasks. You ma...
  • School and Learning
    Child's Advocate
    Part-Time Job: A Good Idea for a High School Student?
    Get exeprt advice on whether it's wise for a high school student to have a part-time job. ...
  • Family Life
    Deciding On Divorce
    Deciding on Divorce
    Deciding on Divorce Sometimes relationships cannot be salvaged. There are problems that cannot be resolved with therapy and an effort at better communication. Some people are incompatible at their core. Some relationships are violent and contami...
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    Romance and Sex
    Breaking Out of Your Relationship Rut
    Breaking Out of Your Relationship Rut If your life isn't going the way you want it to, it may just be time to reevaluate things. You have to be objective about the situation. Begin by being honest with yourself about your own role in the relat...
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    Romance and Sex
    Romantic Couples Through the Ages
    by Maya Cohen Who says romance is dead? These dynamic duos have kept love alive throughout history. This Valentine's Day see if you and your sweetie stack up to these amorous couples, and revive your appreciation for your other half by taking a ...
  • Family Life
    Dealing With Infidelity
    Saving Your Marriage After Infidelity
    Saving Your Marriage After Infidelity When someone has an affair, it creates a division in your relationship. Your marriage is now divided into the time before and the time after the affair. You might idealize the time before the affair as a wo...
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    Fiction
    Romantic Couples in Literature
    by Maya Cohen Do you prefer fictional romance to the real thing? If so, snuggle up this Valentine's Day with some seductive stories, and immerse yourself in tales of literary love. ...
  • Family Life
    Dealing With In-Laws
    In-Laws from a Different Culture
    In-Laws from a Different Culture Words to the Wise Among people from Hispanic backgrounds, it is good manners for friends to embrace and simultaneously pat each other on the back. This is called the abrazo. Don't Go There A doctor was upset wh...
  • Family Life
    Communicating With Your Ex
    Money Concerns and the Ex
    Money Concerns and the Ex When it comes to money, watch those emotions fly like hard-hit tennis balls between you and your partner, between your partner and your partner's ex, and between you and your partner's ex. (If you're a combined family, ...
  • Family Life
    How Divorce Affects Children
    Dating After Divorce: What it Means for Kids
    Dating After Divorce: What it Means for KidsDating: For Kids, the Death of a FantasyEva L. remembers the conversation she had with her two sons following one of their regular visits with herex-husband. Both boys were brimming with news about Dadd...
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  • Family Life
    Custody and Child Support
    Child Support
    Child Support As a stepparent, you have no legal obligation to support your stepchild (unless you adopt the kid, in which case, you aren't a step anymore!). Reality is far more complex, however. Child support and other financial decisions betwe...
  • Family Life
    Visitation
    What You Need to Know About Custody
    What You Need to Know About Custody Let's take a moment to really look at some more detailed definitions. Unfortunately, words mean different things in different places (and I'm not talking about France, New Zealand, and Sumatra; I mean that def...
  • Family Life
    Communicating With Your Ex
    Don't Compete with the Ex!
    Don't Compete with the Ex! You can't fix what was wrong with your partner's previous relationship, and you can't make yourself into a better match. All you can do is be yourself and work to make your relationship the best that you can. It can be...
  • Family Life
    Dating After Divorce
    Involving Your Children in Your New Relationship
    Involving Your Children in Your New Relationship When you find someone you care about who seems to have some future potential for you, you are going to want to bring your children into the picture. Of course, you want your significant other to a...
  • Family Life
    Communicating With Your Ex
    How to Deal with the "Evil" Ex
    How to Deal with the "Evil" Ex The ideal working relationship is not always easily achieved. You may find yourselves frequently fighting about the ex(es). It may be that you and your partner have moved further along emotionally than the ex (and ...
  • Family Life
    Stepfamilies
    Part-Time Stepparenting
    Part-Time Stepparenting When there is shared or joint custody (you'll find out more about custody options in What You Need to Know About Custody), you can divvy up the kids' time in a variety of ways. Sometimes you get the weekdays or the weeken...
  • Family Life
    Remarriage
    Children's Concerns About a New Marriage
    Children's Concerns About a New Marriage If the kids are expressing distress, depression, resistance, and rebellion, listen! They need to have their feelings acknowledged. Sometimes when they see that you are listening to their feelings, they fe...