How to Prepare For, Survive and Enjoy Extended Non Custodial Visits

May 3, 2010
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With summer quickly approaching, I can’t help but remember my own extended non custodial visits.  Because of sheer physical distance, I generally had Christmas or spring break with a month in the summer with my non custodial parent, just like so many other children and parents of divorce.  It’s a tricky thing. As exciting and […]

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Parental Alienation Awareness

April 25, 2010
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As a young teenager, I had a brush with parental alienation. While standing at a sink washing dishes it was declared to me that one of my parents must not love me.  Then I was assaulted with all the twisted evidence to prove their claim. The lack of phone calls, the apparent lack of interest, and of course the lack […]

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The Non-Custodial Visit: A Journey to a Foreign Land

April 15, 2010
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Have you ever been on an extended vacation to a faraway place?  It’s so exciting.  You anticipate it for weeks.  You think about it all the time in the days leading up to the trip.  And then when you get there, you feel in awestruck by everything!  Everything that’s new.  Everything that’s different.  You enjoy […]

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My Interview With Co-Parenting101

April 12, 2010
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Well, over this past beautiful weekend, I devoted my blogging time to some website maintenance.  I was finding that my category list was no longer specific enough and therefore not an effective way to navigate through my posts.  In the beginning, it didn’t seem like much of a problem but as my content grows it […]

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I Don’t Know Why Elin Stayed, But I Get it

April 7, 2010
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I can hear the collective exasperated sigh, “Why, Elin?” He cheated on you. And not just with one woman, but with…what’s the count at now? Oh yeah, thirteen. Thirteen women. You were betrayed by him, played for a fool by him, and publicly humiliated by him. Then, he got to hide out at a rehabilitation […]

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How Does Divorce Affect Children?

April 6, 2010
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  How will my divorce affect my child? A lot of parents out there are asking this question and unfortunately there’s a problem with the answer.  The problem is that the ‘answer’ doesn’t really exist. The professionals don’t know. Two of the leading experts in the field, Judith Wallerstein and E. Mavis Hetherington seem to […]

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At the Hands of Fate

March 26, 2010
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You choose your friends, not your family. But there are times, rare and unique times when we do get to choose our family.  The most significant example of this of course, is when we choose to marry someone thereby creating our own family.  Another example can be found through the adoption of a child.  But […]

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Two Steps Forward…

March 15, 2010
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Confession time. I have to admit, I’m kind of disappointed in myself. When I started this blog, one of the first issues I wrote about was my lack of authenticity. How I had lost myself in an attempt to always be fulfilling the needs and expectations of others. Only showing the parts of me that […]

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