Gift Ideas for Friends Getting Divorced

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.

How to Know When to Leave a Relationship

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.

How to Protect Yourself From a Stalker

If you're being stalked - even if you think you're being stalked - here are 19 tips on how to protect yourself from a stalker. Learn what stalking is and how to survive stalking behavior. These tips will help you cope with an angry ex-husband or obsessed boyfriend.

3 Ways to Meet New Friends – Help for Widows

What’s the hardest part of being a widow? It’s different for everyone, but meeting new friends is often at the top of the list. Here are three ways for widows to make friends while grieving and transitioning into widowhood.

10 Divorce Gifts

After the divorce is finalized, you'll want to pamper and care for yourself. These divorce gifts offer a wide range of ideas that will help anyone feel better after the final papers are signed.

How to Survive a Shattered Heart

Has life shattered your heart? Here are five tips on how to survive with half a heart, inspired by a girl who survived six heart attacks by the time she was nine years old.

Not Your Traditional Widows Support Group

Step back from the traditional support group for widows, and consider a different kind of support group for grieving spouses. Saturday Night Widows is both a book and an alternative way to transition from marriage to widowhood.

How to Start Over After a Breakup

These tips on starting over after a breakup will help you see that your relationship isn’t the most important thing in your life. You CAN move on and be happy again!

Who Gets Custody of the Children After Divorce?

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

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5 Ways to Cope With Toxic Female Friendships

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.