We have ceremonies and rituals to honor nearly all of life's passages. Increasingly, this includes divorce.
Read the latest on the Good Divorce in the April issue of Marie Claire.
New York Magazine's Emily Esfahani Smith talks to Wendy Paris about getting closure after a break-up.
Divorce is an interactive relationship, meaning your actions can improve the attitude and actions of your former spouse. Here's how.
Is there anything wrong with sex with an ex? It seems innocuous. Not to mention fun. But it's rarely without emotional downsides.
Tech lets you get informed, find professionals, log child support and track details—leading to calm and a sense of control.
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.
CBS LA features DivorceHotel and Wendy's decision to "keep the concept and ditch the destination."
Q&A: Many of us (all of us?) have experienced the addictive allure of intermittent attention. Manhattan-based psychotherapist Jeanne Safer talks about why we stay, and how to break free.
How Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce affects them, their kids—and those of us who look toward celebs for inspiration. Let's hope it's a good divorce.
Couples counseling can be surprisingly helpful after you've split up. Here's a look at the upsides.
Q&A: Colorado attorney/mediator Beth Henson details on the process and perks of mediation over adversarial litigation. Info you need!
BOOK EXCERPT: "Obsessive love is one of the most potent and compelling of tortures and one of the most difficult to overcome." Psychologist Jeanne Safer on love lost and found.
Being an ex-husband is an important job, and one with such a low bar, it's easy to excel.
For some couples, time apart leads to reconciliation. Journalist Abby Ellin's article in The New York Times about couples who divorced, then remarried.
While adversarial divorce positions marriage and divorce as opposites, collaborative law can make friends of near-enemies.
Psychology Today magazine runs my essay on why a decent divorce is far more realistic than an all-out war.
PERSONAL ESSAY: "It isn’t as if you can create your good divorce (or hammer through your bad one), brush off your hands, and consider your work done, particularly if your have children."
From decreasing negative rumination to learning the right lessons from the past, we can continue to improve our relationship with a former spouse, or new one.
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.
Mediation and collaborative divorce are two of the most important innovations in family law—and can save you money and heartache.