1. Is It Possible To Save a Marriage After an Affair?

    Originally published in the Lakelands Leader in our advice column the Laudable Life  Q: Last month I learned of my spouse’s long-term affair. It's over now and she's extremely remorseful. What in your experience, is a reasonable outcome for me to expect when I'm on the other side of this? Acceptance but continued hurt from it?  Something that we can expect to always have to deal with on some l…Read More

  2. Is Nesting a Realistic Option for Our Separation?

    Q: My husband and I have been drifting apart or years. We’ve come close to divorce so many times, but we have three young kids. I can’t imagine sending them back and forth between houses for the remainder of their childhoods. We’re the ones who can't make it work. Why should they carry the burden that divorce causes? I've read about “nesting” (where the children remain in the family home…Read More

  3. What Can A Divorce Coach Do For Me?

    Q: I’m in the middle of a difficult divorce. My attorney calls it “high conflict.” I’m six months into this and still have a long way to go. I feel my family and friends are exhausted hearing about it. My attorney suggested a divorce coach. What can a divorce coach do for me that I’m not already getting from my therapist and attorney? A: We’re so glad you asked. Divorce Coaching is a p…Read More

  4. 8 Common Financial Mistakes Made During Divorce

    No one imagines they will someday get divorced and when that day comes people hope it can be short, civil, and fair. Unfortunately since during a divorce a family's assets must be untangling from one household and reconfigured into two; short, civil, and fair often quickly deteriorates into extended, contentious, and seemly inequitable.  These financial decisions are complicated and can be color…Read More

  5. Co-Parenting With Your Ex

    Co-parenting requires you to be empathetic and patient with your ex, which is easier said than done. Break ups are fraught with emotion, even when you can choose to never see your ex again. When children are involved, you have to accept that you will have to work with your ex to ensure that your child gets the best parenting possible. While it is stressful, there are steps you can take to make it …Read More

  6. Anger And Aggression In Marriage

    All marriages come with their own set of challenges. No couple is immune to the trials and tribulations that come with long-term relationships. While some married couples fight, excessive anger and aggression are something that needs to be dealt with by a professional before trouble occurs. Anger isn’t necessarily a detrimental emotion, everyone deals with anger on a regular basis. Anger is only…Read More

  7. My Husband Has Been Using The Ashley Madison Website

    Originally published by The Lakelands Leader in our Laudable Life advice column. Q: Last night I found out my husband has been using the Ashley Madison website.  We’ve been married for nine years, happily I thought, and we have three kids.   I’m shocked, devastated, and confused.  I don’t know what to do, yet I feel an urgent need to do something.  I feel like my head is exploding.  He…Read More

  8. Divorce & Children

    Divorce is hard on everyone involved. What many parents don’t realize is that children are often the ones who come out of a divorce worse for the wear. The short term vs. long term effects of divorce on children are dependent on age of the child when the divorce occurs. The effects are also dependent on whether the split is amicable or full of drama. Marriage counseling in Gaithersburg, MD can h…Read More