Daily Archives: October 26, 2015

Transitional relationships

Transitional relationships: Definition: Those relationships which quickly follow a marriage or long relationship. Their purpose (often misunderstood) is to help a guy get back in the swing of things, realize all women are not the enemy, and experience again his own sexual attractiveness. My clients never listen to that definition any more than I did [...]

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Secret of a Long Marriage

I spied a couple in a coffee shop holding hands who looked to be in their 80's. Intrigued, I asked how long they'd been married. He piped up: 62 years. Wow. What's your secret? He offered, The night of our honeymoon. I sat her down and said I want to establish right now who the [...]

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Adjusting to stepparenting

THERE WILL BE UPHEAVALS. From the beginning both parents in the newly combined family need to commit to working through whatever comes up between family members. On a regular basis hold meetings, or at meals, discuss new expectations of the joint family. Make a point to address questions as well as concerns. Don't be surprised [...]

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Anger and the Law

Anger can be destructive, not only emotionally, but can easily leak into the legal aspects of divorce proceedings. If one spouse is taking advantage of the other during legal proceedings, then "legal justice” can displace "fundamental fairness”. "Legal justice" can easily backfire and be destructive to family dynamics. If you share children you are tied [...]

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