Legal custody arrangements are different in every province and state, but there are some similarities. Here’s a brief summary of who often gets custody of the children after divorce and how the “best interests of the child” affect a judge’s decision. This is part of a paper I wrote for one of my social work classes (I’m working on my Master’s of Social Work at the University of British Columbia). The paper was called Equal Parenting Presumption: An …
Toxic female friendships will drag you under and keep you down. These ways to cope with toxic friendships are inspired by quotes from Joan Baez, who knows how hard one-on-one relationships can be.
You have no choice but to leave some relationships behind. Here's how to let go of someone you love, to help you heal and move forward in your life.
Learn what the less obvious signs of an abusive relationship are, and how women survive. Here's how Keri Kight found the strength to leave an abuser and start fresh.
Why give a sympathy gift to someone who is getting divorced? Because it shows your support and love, and helps them see divorce as a beginning as well as an ending.
Getting divorced feels different for everyone, but there are some things everyone experiences. Here's what to expect after filing for divorce, whether this is your first, second, or third time getting divorced.
These tips on divorce transitions - how to transition from marriage to divorce - are from a woman who knows how painful a new beginning can be - especially when you didn't choose it.
You may still be in shock, and barely able to accept that you are a widow. These tips for dealing with the grieving process after your husband dies are from a widow. Her name is Kathleen, and she lost her husband after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
When someone you love takes their own life, you grieve in a different way. Here are a few ways to cope with life after someone you love commits suicide.
Surviving Christmas after divorce does get easier – and if you can cope with your first Christmas after the split, you can survive almost anything!
These ideas on how to help a friend cope with the death of a child are inspired by a six year old boy who recently drowned in a creek in my neighbourhood in North Vancouver.
These gift ideas for a friend going through a divorce range from towers of happiness to tools of empowerment, and will help your friend see divorce as a beginning - not just an ending.
Here are the pros and cons of changing your name back to your maiden or family name after getting a divorce, plus tips on how to change your name.
Knowing when it’s time to leave a relationship is difficult because it’s not just the relationship you’re leaving, it’s a way of life. You’re leaving a mindset, a way of being.
These memorial service ideas are inspired by the Parable of the Two Ships, which teaches us that a peaceful return home is a cause for celebration.