Canada Divorce

Don't Let Anger Rule Your Life After A Divorce

Linda Simpson | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

Separation and divorce bring a veritable banquet of reasons to be angry because the circumstances are often unfair. You probably didn't stop caring or stop trying to make it work. Anger grows out of that loss of control, for yourself and your future. This anger is hung on that line of uncertainty that trails back months, maybe years behind you.

Reform Flawed Child Support Guidelines Pushing Men To The Brink

Karen Selick | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Politics
Karen Selick

I practised family law from 1985 to 2009 and was never so relieved in my life as when I finally stopped. From that vantage point, there were things that I was easily able to predict. One of them was that some men would be driven to suicide by the burdens the law thrust upon them.

How Divorce Affects Your Friendships

Erin Silver | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Living
Erin Silver

Where is my group of friends from childhood? Or the couple friends my ex and I had been cultivating when we were married? The family trips with our friends and their kids? When you're divorced, it's hard to maintain those friendships. Some people fall off the map, or couple friends remain friends with one of us or the other or find new couple friends altogether.

5 Ways To Reduce Your Child's Stress During A Divorce

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Parents

"Do not argue in front of them. Do not discuss stressful things in front of them."

Keeping The Divorce Talk Honest Can Help Your Kids Heal Faster

Alyson Jones | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Parents
Alyson Jones

We want to prepare and protect our child against something dangerous. Our protective role is clear. So the truly complicating factor that makes talking to your children about divorce so difficult is that the parents are the source of the pain.

Divorce Has Made Me A Stronger Mama

Erin Silver | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

Having to guide my boys on my own, take care of them and make plans for us has made me brave. They rely on me for their basic survival, not to mention emotional support, and I will not let my own fears or insecurities get in the way of that responsibility.

12 Long-Term Positive Effects Of Co-Parenting Children

Anna Giannone | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Parents
Anna Giannone

Your children need to know they are front and centre in both your lives. Sending this message of undivided love begins with considering doing the unth...

How To Turn Your Life Story Into A Memoir Worth Reading

Linda Simpson | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

First and foremost answer the question why you want to write your memoir. What is driving your need to write? The memoir you are writing is your story, unique to you. Pack your fear of honesty at the door and answer why this story is important to you. The truth frees you to be who you are honestly -- as a person.

6 Ways To Make Divorce Go As Smoothly As Possible

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Living

Just stay off social media.

Should Writing About Divorce Be Off Limits?

Erin Silver | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada
Erin Silver

I had such an overwhelming response to my last blog post, in which I described my recent trip to Arizona and how having some "family time" with my kid...

Is Society Biased Against Single People?

Robert Whitley | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Living
Robert Whitley

Many people may experience an oft-ignored phenomenon well-known to existing singletons - that single people can be marginalized in 21st-century Canada. Like all forms of social marginalization, it can result from the attitudes of individual people, as well as from government and institutional policies.

The 'Family' Hike That Brought My Kids To Tears

Erin Silver | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

I don't want to dwell on the past or on my divorce. I only want to look ahead. I'm grateful that things worked out as they did, even though it's been hard. I hope my kids will be resilient because of this. I hope they will realize how strong they are. How lucky they still are to have two parents who love them very much, even if their parents no longer love one another.

What I Would Say To My Deceitful Ex-Husband, 20 Years Later

Linda Simpson | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

It was a novel suggestion. What would I say to my former spouse if given the opportunity? We haven't spoken in nearly two decades. Twenty five years of marriage is so far behind me now that most of my life has been without him. I grew up after he left, a painful but invigorating process.

This Hockey Dad Got To Play For The First Time At 40

Adam Michael Segal | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Adam Michael Segal

I grew up watching hockey religiously. I traded hockey cards. I went public skating. I played on the street. But the option to play the real game, on ice, wasn't there. My parents didn't have deep pockets. My mom saw it as a boorish, stick wielding fest of violence.

Coping With Holiday Nostalgia

Erin Silver | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

This place, this home, is especially special. It's where my oldest son first crawled. It's where my youngest first hiked a mountain. It's where they learned to swim and catch fly balls. We cry every time we have to leave. Then the countdown to next year's trip begins, first with months, then weeks, days, and now hours.

Conflict Resolution Strategies For Family Businesses

Nathalie Boutet | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada
Nathalie Boutet

It is not simple to resolve conflict within businesses where people bring in different points of view, cultures and values. Resolving conflict within...

Certain Strategies Can Help Kids Cope With Change

Erin Silver | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

I suppose it takes some kids a while to acknowledge they are afraid of change. They will lash out, be more challenging, while living in the unknown. And then they will learn in time that change can be new and scary but it doesn't mean it's always bad.

A Psychic Medium Told Me To Let Go Of My Past. But How?

Erin Silver | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada
Erin Silver

One thing I'm realizing about divorce is that it can follow you around like a stray dog. I'm four years post divorce, and there it is, always trailing...

Marriage After This Age Will Probably End In Divorce

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Living

Maybe you shouldn't wait till this age.

Happily Ever After Didn't Happen For Many Baby Boomers

Linda Simpson | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

Retirement years mean different things to different retirees. Some want to spend those years playing miniature golf in Florida, others want to fulfill lifelong dreams. Travel, giving back with their expertise, and becoming involved in their community in a significant way are just some possibilities. Life expectations at this stage can be very different from your partner.

Getting Hitched? You May Want To Consider A Pre-Nup

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Business

Pre-nups are for those with an asset they want to protect.

The One Trait Divorcing Parents Need To Have

Karen Kristjanson | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Parents
Karen Kristjanson

Accepting that the marriage is really over is hard for many divorcing parents. In my case, although I initiated the split, I could only look sideways at myself as a soon-to-be-divorced woman. The pain surrounding that was too overpowering to take in all at once -- I felt it would have squashed me if I tried. So I got to know it gradually, with support, until I could stare it right in the eye.

Lies Bound His Family Together – And Tore Ours Apart

Linda Simpson | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

My former spouse had entered out marriage dishonestly. Other than words, there was no "forsaking all others" honoured in our wedding vows. The truth was finally revealed very much later on our 25th wedding anniversary. Were we destined to divorce or were there other factors?

Popular Honeymoon Destination Has Record-Breaking Divorce Rate

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Living

Oh the irony!

Blending Families Is A Challenging Business

Erin Silver | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

Blended families are everywhere, representing nearly 13 per cent of all Canadian households. In the U.S. approximately 40 per cent of adults have a close step-relationship, such as with stepchild or stepparent. The process of bringing two families together, or adding a stepparent, can be extremely complex.