1 QUESTION, 3 LAWYERS: Alimony or "spousal support," as it's often called today, can go for life, though increasingly it's for a specific period of time.
It can be hard to avoid negative self-comparison, but you want to remain focused on your own path.
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” --The Buddah
As "Jane the Virgin" shows, living close to an ex can ease logistical and emotional complications of co-parenting.
While adversarial divorce positions marriage and divorce as opposites, collaborative law can make friends of near-enemies.
I found it more productive to seek help with a discrete problem rather than a Total Personality Overhaul of my spouse, or me.
As Sun Tzu wrote, “Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.”
Should you go for a tropical mediation vacation? The founder of DivorceHotel says, "Yes!" Here's why.
You need less from an ex. You might change. And two other relationship-improvement factors.