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Learning About True Love From Your Divorce

Being married and having a family can teach people a lot about themselves such as who they are and what they want to become as move forward in life. Sometimes life doesn't unfold as planned and staying with one partner for the rest of your lifetime may not be what is right for you. In an emotional post about life and love, Jami Tennille talks about learning the true meaning of love after her divorce from her ex-husband. 
'Love and family is not defined by a marriage certificat or by guidelines set by anyone else. Love is acceptance and nutruing of each other's happiness.'
An important thing to remember when beginning a legal partnership with another person is the love that you have for that person. While no one wants to see themselves going through a

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Collaborative Process Helping With 'Gray Divorce'


When couples over the age of 50 split up it is often referred to as a 'gray divorce,' and those numbers are on the rise. There are many reasons for divorce at any age, but when dealing with a 'gray divorce' it is common that the feeling of separation is mutual.  These divorces are an ideal situation to be resolved with the collaborative process.
The collaborative process allows couples to have a peaceful divorce that works to provide the best possible outcome for all parties involved in a non-hostile environment. Not all divorce ends with a fight and through litigation in court. It is possible to end a marriage with a peaceful divorce. 
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Don't Let Divorce Ruin The Good Memories

Divorce is never any easy situation for any party involved and can often be a hostile process. The Collaborative Process can help spouses divorce in a peaceful way and keep their best memories alive. In an open letter to her husband, Toni Williams talked about the positive memories she and her husband shared throughout their marriage. After a 20-year marriage, Toni wanted to remember her ex-husband for the good times and not the bad.
'While writing this letter, I came to realize that as we travel through life, we won't always be in love with experiences to learn and grow from them. We can acknowledge those experiences as a stop on life's journey because as you've said so eloquently before, sometimes you take a different route

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Mother Opens Up About Toughest Part Of Divorce

  When two people end a marriage, often there are more than two people affected by the situation. In a recent post to the Huffington Post Parents Blog, a mother talks about her divorce and the hardest part about it. When children are involved it can make separation a much more difficult situation. Margaret Jacobsen remembers the night she told her two children that she and her husband were separating.
The night we told them we were separating, she curled herself up in a corner of the bathroom, crying softly. We asked her if she was OK, to which she responded, 'Yes, I'm just sad. I didn't want to be that family that lived in two different houses. You both were supposed to stay together. I didn't want Beck and I to be those kids

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Can You Talk Money with Your Spouse?

The topic of money is often an emotionally laden topic--one that we avoid.  We all have our own money history and money story.  Many of our beliefs come from our parents; others from friends or society.  Some of us think as money as freedom; if we can spend what we want when we want, we are really free.  Others think of money as security; something to be saved at all costs, worth sacrificing present happiness to ensure having in the future.  When two people with differing money philosophies form a union, conflict can result. Avoiding conversations about money can lead to misunderstanding, secrecy and financial infidelity.  Having conversations about money can reveal much about the person with whom we intend to spend (pun intended) our lives with.  So, when is a good time to talk about money and our philosophies about money?  Ideally, it's best to know

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