Canada Divorce

5 Great Things About Living Next Door To Your Ex

The Huffington Post Canada | Brandie Weikle | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

When I tell people my co-parenting situation -- that I live next door to my ex-husband and his new wife -- I'm met with a combination of disbelief and...

How to Manage Divorce, Distress and Debt

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Schwartz

Kevin's wife wanted a divorce. Suddenly, his household income was split in half and the cost of moving to a new place with his kids meant his expenses doubled.

This 60 Year Old Gave Up His Marriage, But Gained So Much More

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.09.2015 | Canada Living

Jeffrey Alford started writing about food in 1988, and though things have drastically changed in his life since then, his passion for cooking and cult...

I'm a Child of Divorce -- And Happy About it

Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Living
Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues

When my parents were together, my dad would come home, kiss my sister and me, and go to work upstairs. I used to wait all week for Sunday -- the one day we spent together as a family. But after the divorce, I could look forward to spending every moment of every second weekend with him.

I'm Single, Tamil, Female... And I'm Divorced

TamilCulture | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

There are many titles I have been taught to wear in my life -- daughter, sister, aunt, wife and graduate -- but I never thought I would add one more to the list. Divorcee. This article is NOT being written because this is a title that I am proud of and definitely NOT something I ever expected to happen, but it happened.

Woman Can Sue Ex-Husband Who Got Rich Years After Divorce

CP | Danica Kirka, The Associated Press | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada Business

LONDON - Britain's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the passage of time is no barrier to a financial settlement in a divorce case, giving a British ...

How To Tell Your Children You're Getting a Divorce

Alyson Jones | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Allow your children time to grieve and remain open to ongoing conversations after the big announcement. If your children are asking you questions, this is positive. Encourage further conversations and be open to their questions, thoughts, and feelings. You may want to consider setting up a time for the children to talk with a therapist at some point.

How to Help Your Kids Relax this December

Kids Help Phone | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Living
Kids Help Phone

While the holiday season is often depicted as a special time of year -- so much so that many people strive to make their holidays "perfect" -- the reality is that the happiness that is widely portrayed can often be a myth for people across Canada, including young people.

8 Lies That Parents on the Brink of Divorce Might Tell Themselves

Debra Macleod | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

As a former divorce mediator and current couples and family mediator, I have heard every excuse that parents use to feel better about breaking up their family. Here are eight of the most common lies that, if you're considering divorce, you might be telling yourself.

Dysfunctional Divorce Leads to Dysfunctional Children

Andrew Feldstein | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Living
Andrew Feldstein

What divorcing spouses and partners don't realize is there are very real consequences of dysfunctional divorce that affect mental, emotional, and developmental well-being and behaviour of children. The effects of divorce trauma become more pronounced the longer a divorce drags on. And two or five years in the life of a child is a huge percentage of time.

What Most People Don't Know About 'Deadbeat Parents' and Child Support

Andrew Feldstein | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Living
Andrew Feldstein

A CBC investigation yesterday uncovered that 'deadbeat parents' in Canada collectively owe more than $3.7B in support. As a divorce lawyer for 20 years, it struck me that there is a lack of knowledge of how court-ordered support payments work. Here are three things to think about and two actions that you can take which should help Canadians understand spousal and child support a bit better, help you understand why the divorce support payments situation is such a mess, and help explain why it is not even worse.

A Letter To The Man I Married 18 Years Ago

Lori Gard | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada
Lori Gard

Love, Tonight, we sit out on the veranda, you and I, while candles flicker quietly at our feet. Three citronella in pots reduce to liquid. I say I ...

Would You Consider a Relationship Contract Over a Marriage?

Marina Adshade | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Living
Marina Adshade

Divorce rates are soaring, or so the story goes at least. One proposition is to take the long-term commitment out of marriage and, instead, have marriages that automatically expire after a fixed term of three or four years.

B.C. Teachers' Strike Is Like Watching Parents Divorce

Alyson Jones | Posted 10.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Alyson Jones

As a therapist, I specialize in assisting families through separation and divorce, and this entire impasse has reminded me of the dynamics that exist between high conflict parents when they are separating. In the case of a high conflict divorce, the collateral damage is always the children.

Instead of Making a Spreadsheet About Sex, Try Writing a Love Note

Debra Macleod | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

I stumbled upon a story about a husband who, apparently upset with the lack of sex in his marriage, made a spreadsheet that documented how often his wife had sex with him. I've had many clients over the years show me similar lists. Lists like this are made -- and shared on social media -- out of an emotional mixture of frustration, resentment, self- righteousness, a lack of self-restraint and a profound level of immaturity.

For Divorced Adults, Shared Housing Is a Good Option

Eva Sachs and Marion Korn | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Living
Eva Sachs and Marion Korn

In these times where the divorce rate among 50-65-year-olds is increasing, some are looking at unconventional alternatives. One option is to create what are being called "liveable communities." These are shared homes where adults who choose to live together get the benefits of companionship, economies of scale and affordability.

Why So Many Couples Get a No-Nup

Eva Sachs and Marion Korn | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Living
Eva Sachs and Marion Korn

These couples feel pressures their parents didn't. They live a less certain world when it comes to employment. They are more likely to go from contract to contract than to have a lifetime career with a single employer. Many are paying off large student loans. They face a housing market where the ratio between prices and income is dramatically different than it was for the previous generation.

American Media Is Way Too Uptight When it Comes to Sex

Delaine Moore | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Living
Delaine Moore

I'm truly astonished by how uptight the American media are around sex. Call me naïve or ill-informed if you want, but I really thought Americans were more open than Canadians. Yet my book and movie journey have surprisingly revealed quite the opposite.

I Pushed Away the Love of My Life and He Won't Come Back

The Purple Fig | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

I threw away the only man who ever loved me, who I was in love with. I realize that this statement must elicit a bunch of questions. Ten years later, I still can't process, make sense of, or come to peace with this loss. I am alone and lonely, so much that it is slowly but surely eating me alive, day in and day out, from the inside out.

I Could Never Have Imagined 32-Year-Old Me Adopting Two Adolescent Girls

World Vision | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Living
World Vision

Very shortly after finding out I was approved to adopt, my adoption worker came to my home to tell me about two amazing adolescent sisters: Charity and Emily. I sat at my kitchen table for the rest of the night, staring straight ahead like a deer in the headlights, thinking about everything the worker had asked me to consider.

This Mother's Day, Think of the Kids

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

Mother's day is around the corner. For too many children whose families are restructuring all they want for the day to be happy is their father. They want their dream back. They want to be able to love both parents equally without guilt. We owe it to our children to put their rights, their best interests first.

How I Survived 21 Years of Marriage and Still Want More

Mara Shapiro | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Living
Mara Shapiro

Ever wonder how they do it? I mean the older couples you see in the park, at the store, holding hands in the mall? What makes it last? How do they get there, how do they survive each other? Soon, my marriage turns 21.

Would You Own Up To Having An Affair?

Sue Nador | Posted 06.06.2014 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

By withholding the truth about her affair from her husband, Tabitha holds all the cards when it comes to their marriage. She is able to preserve what matters most to her-her family life, financial security and the love of her husband-but on her own terms. Her husband is continuing to commit to the relationship under false pretences.

16 Rules For a Happy Marriage

masalamommas | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Living
masalamommas

You might say this is a classic case of the blind leading the blind. What I offer you here are pearls of wisdom after 15 years of marriage and seven years of being a divorced single parent. Had I known then what I know now, perhaps my happily ever after would have happened the first time around.

The Best Way to Survive a Divorce

Terri Fedonczak | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Living
Terri Fedonczak

Today, I counsel clients who are going through a divorce to practice acceptance. Acceptance does not come easily, especially when you are in a painful situation; it seems easier to blame the other person and bury our head in the sand. But this will not help. You can systemize acceptance in a few simple steps; I'm not saying they're easy, but they are simple.