Is Divorce Contagious?

Studies show that divorce is contagious. You’re more likely to divorce if your friends do.  A study done by the Daily Mail found that the break-up of a friend of a friend’s marriage boosts your chances of divorce by a third, calling the effect “divorce clustering.” Break-ups within friendship groups “force couples to start questioning their own […]

Divorce Worst States

A Bloomberg list ranks getting a divorce in the U.S. according to the following factors:  minimum separation period and required separation period; minimum length of residency; minimum waiting period after filing for divorce before the divorce is final; filing fees; and the minimum time from start to finish.  According to the list, the top ten worst states to […]

A Little Divorce Gossip

On January 25, 2012, in Blog, Divorce Gossip, by Leslye

Heidi Klum and Seal have confirmed that they are getting a divorce after seven years of marriage. Seal has been looking for a new place to live and has been preparing to move out of their home for weeks.  The couple has always been considered one of the happiest couples in Hollywood.

A Little Divorce Gossip

On December 6, 2011, in Blog, Divorce, Divorce Gossip, by Leslye

“Sex and the City” creator Candace Bushnell is divorcing her ballet dancer husband Charles Askegard, alleging in court papers that he had an affair with ballerina Georgina Pazcoguin.  Askegard is ten years Bushnell’s junior.

A Little Divorce Gossip

On October 31, 2011, in Blog, Divorce Gossip, by Leslye

Kim Kardashian is filing for divorce from Kris Humphries today after only 72 days of marriage, according to TMZ. Kim is not asking for an annulment, but a divorce citing “irreconcilable differences.”  Kim was smart enough to have a prenuptial agreement in place before she married Kris. Rumors that something was amiss have been going around […]

Who You Are

“YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE YOUR MOTHER unless she is who you want to be.  You do not have to be your mother’s mother, or your mother’s mother’s mother, or even your grandmother’s mother on your father’s side.  You may inherit their chins or their hips or their eyes, but you are not destined […]

Sometimes Life Throws You a Curve Ball

Something happens that you never expected—sometimes life throws you a curve ball. You think that you are happily married and your sex life is great, and then you find out your spouse is having an affair—or he (or she) asks you for a divorce because he’s in love with someone else.  You feel like you’ve been […]

Domestic Violence

Too often society blames victims of domestic violence for not leaving, rather than holding the abusers responsible.  The reality is that financial dependency, concern for the children, and the fear of being pursued or even killed, can make the idea of escape seem impossible. No one deserves to be abused. Everyone should have someone to […]