Summertime Stress? Getting The Kids through Summer Vacation during a Break-up

May 22, 2017

Whether you are divorcing or separating, it’s not easy to break up. It’s hard to focus on anything but the decisions required to separate from your partner. You are overloaded with decisions about splitting up the assets and debts, custody, … Read More

Platonic Parenting Partnerships: Divorce in the 21st Century – Part 4

May 16, 2017

Platonic Parenting Partnership: A Shared Commitment to the Child, Not to a Romantic Relationship For singles who want children and for divorced couples who don’t want to upend their children’s live, a new trend offers an alternative: a platonic, parenting … Read More

ARE YOU ‘POSITIVELY’ STRESSED? THAT’S GREAT!

May 15, 2017

Did you know that stress can actually be beneficial? Just like good and bad cholesterol; there is a difference between “good stress” and “bad stress.” If we define stress as anything that alters our balance and stability for good or … Read More

Double Trouble: Tips for Handling Divorce and College Expenses

May 10, 2017

The familiar saying, “When it rains, it pours” applies to many of the clients in our Alpha Divorce Divorce Mediation Program. Just as they are stretching their dollars to operate two individual households, the first college tuition bill arrives. We … Read More

Why Should You Leave Revenge Out of Your Divorce?

May 10, 2017

“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” This is a quote from Confucius that often comes to mind when I am working with Alpha Center divorce mediation clients.. Many marriages suffer from a finely honed pattern … Read More

Conscious Uncoupling: Divorce in the 21st Century – Part 3

May 03, 2017

Choosing to Transition Out of a Marriage with Grace and Kindness Celebrity divorces are no longer shocking. But what grabs the headlines and gets the internet twittering is not terse press releases from the stars’ publicists. But statements such as … Read More

Spiritual Divorce: An Empowering, Enlightening Book for Those Going Through Divorce

Apr 24, 2017

Review by Gayle Christ Getting through a divorce 21 years ago when I was 41 and my kids were 4 and 9 was one of the biggest challenges of my life. Something that helped me even more than a counselor … Read More

Mental Strength: a Choice, not a Natural Trait

Apr 06, 2017

Are You Looking Outward or Inward? Hiding from life’s challenges is not realistic. Avoiding them is unproductive. Refusing to acknowledge they exist is unhealthy. Have you ever met someone who seems to always be moving forward despite setbacks? Do you … Read More

A Co-Parenting Approach to Pet Custody: Making the Human(e) Choices

Mar 20, 2017

The Importance of the Pet’s Well-Being during Divorce Not only did you get married, never planning to divorce, but you never thought you’d be discussing custody of or co-parenting your pet dog, cat, bird, etc. But your pet is a … Read More

Tips on Moving from Being a Parental Couple to a Successful Co-Parent.

Mar 15, 2017

Working out the ‘How’ of Your Co-parenting Plan Now that your divorce is almost final, it’s time to implement a co-parenting plan that puts the emphasis on your children. While you may wish to never speak to your ex-spouse again, … Read More

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