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Children, Postsecondary Education and Divorce

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Divorce Self-Help, Financial Planning Steps, Parenting and Finances|

When I was growing up, I was always told that I was responsible for paying for my own university education. My parents wanted me to go to university, but they also wanted me to start learning how to be financially independent. Actually, I’m not sure if it was a conscious decision on their part to [...]

Does Salary Level Determine the Worthiness of a Job?

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Divorce Self-Help, Parenting and Finances|

Does salary level determine the worthiness of a job or a person? I think most of us would say “NO WAY!” including myself yet actions and behaviour speak louder than words. When I was earning a decent salary (actually some would have probably considered it indecent), for my age people treated me differently. They seemed [...]

Strategies for Dealing with Transition Days

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Divorce Self-Help|

Are you in the middle of a Transition Day?. Perhaps you feel like this? There are two types of transition days. The ones where the kids leave to go stay with their other parent and the ones where the kids come back to you. Let’s deal with the leaving days first... The first thing to do [...]

Transition Days

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

I often wonder if there are other parents out there like me. I start wondering it about five minutes after dropping my kids off at school. Day one of five days they are with their dad on our 2255 parenting schedule. Are there other parents out there that know what a 2255 parenting schedule means? [...]

How Do You View the Past?

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

  When you think of your life up until this point does it make you happy or do you focus on the negative aspects of your past and use it as an excuse to stop moving forward? How we view the past often depends on how we perceive our present life. If you are living [...]

How to Write an Email to Your Ex

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51+00:00 May 20th, 2015|Divorce Self-Help|

When my ex and I first separated, I spent a long time trying to craft my emails to my ex so that there was nothing offensive in them. I did not want him to attack back as reading those attacks was pretty painful. How could this person that I had been a partner to for 20 [...]

What Attack Emails Do…

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51+00:00 May 20th, 2015|Divorce Self-Help|

My ex sent me a doozy of an attack email the other day. He sent it on Monday and it is now Wednesday.  It was a good reminder to me of what I've learned this past year and the havoc these types of emails cause.  I really have to thank him for it because he is giving me [...]

Managing the Conflict of Divorce

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51+00:00 May 19th, 2015|Divorce Self-Help|

Divorce is horrible. That is an understatement. I had no idea how horrible until I went through the divorce process myself. Ok, it may not be horrible for everyone, like those couples that have mutually agreed that it is for the best if they go their separate ways and can amicably agree on how that should [...]