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Five Tips for Blending Families After Remarriage

Blending families is not an easy task with children. It will take time and patience as well as lots of love. I learned lessons from when I remarried and from my children years later. Here are the top five tips that I learned while working on blending two families into one.

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The Emotional Impact of Bell’s Palsy and Divorce

What does Bell’s Palsy have to do with divorce?

It is the emotions of when I first discovered something was wrong through the next few days that reminded me of what it was like when my ex-husband stated he wanted a divorce. I have learned over the past nineteen years that while situations may vary, the feelings progress almost the same.

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Communication: First Agree on How to Communicate

Because I have heard of many issues surrounding communicating between parties, I want to share with everyone some tips on how to communicate with the other parent. In the past 11 and a half years of practice, the one thing that I have seen predominantly across all divorces with children is a problem in communication between the parents. Let us face it, there is a reason people get divorced. There is a reason one of the parties filed first, or maybe both parties came to the agreement that this marriage is not working, and the best thing is to end the marriage. That decision was communicated to the other parent.

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Communication: the Foundational Tip for Healthy Co-Parenting

If you are going to co-parent, you need to learn how to communicate. You do not have to be best friends, but you do need to communicate. You need to communicate things about health, education, extracurricular activities, and daily problems. It can be hard raising kids, especially in those teenage years.

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Join Legal Custody and School Enrollment

School has started up again. But for many parents who share joint legal custody, the question is being brought up again on who determines which school the children will attend. Disagreements can arise over the ratings of schools, the quality of the courses offered, the cost of attending the school, or the distance that the […]

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Starting the School Year with Shared Custody

The beginning of the school year can be an exciting time for children. They are excited to learn who their new teacher is and if any of their friends are in their class this year. They may look forward to the annual school clothes shopping sprees or want to pick out their new school supplies. […]

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