Canada Divorce

How I Self-Destructed At The End Of A Decade-Long Relationship

Lily Burroughs | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Lily Burroughs

No matter how independent, self-reliant, and strong we are, sometimes there's a part of us that wants to self-destruct. Usually, after a traumatic experience, when we feel especially vulnerable, scared, and alone. And after the devastating breakup with my fiancé and boyfriend/best friend of nine years, I self-destructed in a big way.

Modern Estate Planning Should Reflect A Changing Society

Suzana Popovic-Montag | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Business
Suzana Popovic-Montag

In recent years, an aging population and the rise of non-traditional marriages have become issues that are increasingly relevant to estate planning considerations in Canada. As society shifts over time, it is important that estate planning methods and strategies are capable of adaptation to suit changing needs.

When Parenting Took Over Our Marriage

Vedavati M. | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Parents
Vedavati M.

We were co-parents living under the same roof. The hand-holding, affectionate, gregarious couple was a distant memory. Conversations were few and far between. When we talked, it was only about the baby. By the time she was a year old, we had stopped talking to each other directly.

Even The Youngest Kids Struggle With Divorce

Erin Silver | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

This was not the way I'd envisioned raising my kids: as part of a broken family, with so many overwhelming feelings and an inherent sadness that I can't easily fix. And I certainly had not expected my kids to struggle with our divorce for as long as they have. I hadn't known they would suffer so deeply.

12 Signs Your Marriage Is Headed For Divorce

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Living

But with some work you can save your relationship too!

How To Move Without Losing Your Mind

Jen Lawrence | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

I'm currently in the middle of moving house. I've moved six times in eight years and, people, it never gets easier. There is something about putting all of your earthly possessions into boxes that is spiritually draining. And don't get me started on the soul-destroying nature of switching over one's internet.

Happiness Is Being A Single Grandma

Linda Simpson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

Who knew that grand-parenting would be so much fun? Who knew I'd be a solo grandma? It was understood in my marriage that somewhere in the future we would be very proud grandparents together. However, like many baby boomers, our marriage didn't make it. I've been single for 20 years and since 2009 I have been a solo grandma.

13 Ways To Feel Less Stressed During A Difficult Divorce

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Living

You aren't alone.

How I Am 5 Years After My Divorce

Her Magazine | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Living
Her Magazine

5 years post divorce, after selling and moving out of my matrimonial home, I can say that I have survived, and made it through some of the toughest aspects of divorce. Establishing a new relationship with my son's dad was not an easy road, but we did it, and we definitely fare better than most. Despite all of the triumphs, there are some things that continue to be really, really hard post divorce.

3 Little Words Can Change Your Life

Shelagh Meagher | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Living
Shelagh Meagher

Over the past couple of years I've written quite a lot about the virtue of tenacity. My writings are a tiny blip in the mountain of other words telling us about all the miraculous stuff that's happened in the world because someone stuck with it, through thick and thin, to the point of victory.

How Divorce Teaches You To Share Your Kids

Heather Feldstein | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Parents
Heather Feldstein

In our lifetime we share so many things and people....but what happens when those people are suddenly your children? How do you share them with someone with whom you used to share your life and dreams?

5 Bad Breakup Mistakes You Want To Avoid

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

If you're unhappy in your relationship and you've tried unsuccessfully to make it work, you're only prolonging your misery by not ending things. People tend to indulge in a lot of false hope that a person or situation will change, but if you've tried and tried and your relationship is no better, maybe it's time to cut your losses and get out.

Co-Parenting Challenges: 7 Ways To Make Your Feelings Work For You

Karen Kristjanson | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Parents
Karen Kristjanson

Feelings are great, when they're positive. We smile and high-five to share our exuberance. As co-parents after divorce, we're more in the negative territory at first -- anger, sadness, longing. Who wants to feel those? Easier to ignore them, or distract ourselves with a glass of wine or a movie until the feelings go away.

How To Secure Your Financial Future Post-Divorce

Darcie Crowe | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Living
Darcie Crowe

It's now your responsibility to watch your income and expenses, and confirm that you're living within your means. Make sure you're paying your bills on time, setting a solid retirement plan in place, and saving for your children's education -- while also putting aside funds for major expenses or future emergencies.

Divorce Month: Why Marriages End In January

Nathalie Boutet | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Living
Nathalie Boutet

Most people, if they are unhappy in their marriage, are probably thinking about breaking up long before the holidays. But given that the holidays are a traditional family time, couples, especially those with children, loathe creating a sad memory for their children. Yet once the decorations are put away and everyone is back in their routine, many spouses are ready to start taking steps towards a separation.

Madonna's Son Doesn't Want To Live With The Material Girl

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada Parents

A New York judge has ruled that he must return to his mom.

How To Survive The Holidays With Your Ex-Spouse As Co-Parents

Anna Giannone | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Parents
Anna Giannone

Are you wondering how you will survive the upcoming holiday season with your ex-spouse as co-parents? For newly divorced individuals, life is often chaotic. You need to settle into a new routine and heal a broken family. But just because you are divorced, it doesn't mean that the holidays have to be sad.

These Are The Signs Your Spouse Is Having A Texting Affair

Debra Macleod | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

You look the other way and pretend not to notice or be bothered. You force yourself to not ask who your spouse is texting and not show how worried or hurt you are. You lay awake and stare at your partner's phone, wishing you could look through it but not wanting to cross that line. Finally, you crack.

Why Autism Isn't a Cause of Divorce

Linda Mastroianni | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Parents
Linda Mastroianni

The challenges parents face raising a child with autism is amplified a thousand times over. We often don't know what to do or how to help our child. But even with all the challenges, autism isn't what causes a couple to divorce.

► Little Girl's Wish For Her Divorced Parents: 'Be Friends'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Tissues at the ready.

The Reversal of Fortune Survival Guide

Jen Lawrence | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

Recently, a friend asked me if I could help a neighbor whose life had fallen apart. I have the bittersweet reputation of being someone who's lived through some soul-shattering events and has managed to stay vertical, so she thought I might be able to offer some comfort and advice.

My Standards Are Simple and Mine Alone

Shanita Hubbard | Posted 09.06.2015 | Canada Living
Shanita Hubbard

"Your standards are too high." If you're 30-plus, educated, single, and a woman, you probably hear this at family barbecues and any company gatherings that take place after three rounds of drinks have been purchased. I used to hear this all the time.

For A Happy Blended Family, Take These 5 Ingredients and Mix Well

Shanita Hubbard | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada Parents
Shanita Hubbard

Look at a blended family like baking a cake. You can't just carelessly toss some eggs, water, milk and butter in pan, throw it into the oven and expect something amazing to come out. Like any relationship, yours will endure some heat, but how it turns out afterwards depends on the level of preparation beforehand.

Is Ashley Madison to Blame for Broken Hearts and Ruined Marriages?

Collette Gee | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

While cheating can be extremely damaging to most relationships, an affair actually begins long before the act itself. Having an affair is often one person's way of signaling to their partner that something is wrong in the relationship. And, often one person uses cheating as a catalyst to either fix or flee from the problems.

How Would Finding Your Spouse on the Ashley Madison List Affect Your Divorce?

Andrew Feldstein | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Living
Andrew Feldstein

With the recent Ashley Madison hack and the release of information for the affair-oriented dating site, it is no surprise that the internet is making wise-cracks about excited divorce lawyers rubbing their hands together in glee. But aside from being the final nail on the coffin, how would finding your spouse on the Ashley Madison list affect your divorce?