Navigating Loneliness & Life Stage Transitions at the Holidays

Written by Dr. Danielle Delaney, Th. D.

Many call it “The most wonderful time of the year” and sometimes, it can be. But to be fair, for a large amount of people, the holidays bring a deep feeling of loss, longing, emptiness and pain. The reason? Well, society has basically banged us over the head with the idea that a happy family or marriage or partnership is the yardstick by which to measure all things. When we are in transition in any way, be it a divorce, job loss or change, change in relationship status, death of a loved one, ending of a friendship, ANY transition or change at all,...


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Joint Custody & Avoiding Thanksgiving Brought Us Together

Written by it’s over easy Founder & CEO, Family Law Attorney Laura Wasser

Thanksgiving was never my favorite holiday -­‐ even before my parents got divorced. I don’t really like the food. The colors are – blah. And because all of our family lived within a 10-mile radius of our house, getting together for a holiday meal was not exactly a momentous event.   Then my parents split up, and I had to do it twice. Two turkey dinners; one at my mom’s and one at my dad’s. Both of them grumbling about either having to start early and drive my brother and me to the other's halfway through the meal...


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Holiday Feature | A Very Nesting Christmas

Written by Featured Guest Blogger (and our friend) Beth Behrendt frequent contributor to The New York Times, mom, researcher and dynamic story teller.

Like many families across the country, we’re getting ready for Christmas at our house.


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Co-Parenting During the Holidays

The holidays can be stressful times. For children of divorced or separated parents, the holidays can be even more difficult. However, despite these challenges, divorcing or separating spouses still have the opportunity to create a happy holiday season for their children while still maintaining their own sanity. In this post, we will discuss some common custody arrangements that will help families avoid the additional stress of the court system as well as provide tips on how to make the holiday season enjoyable for everyone. (See also our other post on having a happy Halloween during a...


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From The Desk of LAW | Avoiding Thanksgiving Brought Us Together

Written by it’s over easy Founder & Family Law Attorney Laura Wasser

Thanksgiving was never my favorite holiday -­‐ even before my parents got divorced. I don’t really like the food. The colors are – blah. And because all of our family lived within a 10-mile radius of our house, getting together for a holiday meal was not exactly a momentous event.   Then my parents split up, and I had to do it twice. Two turkey dinners; one at my mom’s and one at my dad’s. Both of them grumbling about either having to start early and drive my brother and me to the other's halfway through the meal or...


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