Lessons Learned from Divorcing An Emotional Vampire

A co-authored article inspired by a real wife and mom’s experience with her ex-husband

A reader recently wrote in with this question:  “How do you deal with an emotional vampire?

She said she heard the phrase on the radio and when searching for the meaning, she discovered a book with the same title,  written by Dr. Albert J. Bernstien, Ph.D.  The reader went on to write:  


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Moving After Divorce: A Comprehensive Checklist

Unlike the popular perception, moving doesn’t need to be a stressful process. When moving due to divorce, you may feel overwhelmed. Your life may feel like it's going in all directions. So to help you keep the moving process manageable following your divorce, here are some things to remember:


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Starting Fresh: Interior Design and Decor Tips for Divorcees

There is no doubt that going through a divorce is a logistical mess with one of the main questions being “where am I going to live and how do we split up our stuff?”

Whether you’re moving out of your shared apartment or home after a divorce, or staying in the shared space and your partner is moving out, there can still be a positive spin on this momentous change!


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Managing Your Post-Divorce Finances

Written by Business Manager & Financial Coach, Carrie Hausner-Casden

A client of mine going through a divorce came to me for financial coaching and we determined she would receive enough alimony and child support to last her between eight to twelve years depending on how much she would curtail her current lifestyle.  Both of her parents are deceased, she received no inheritance, has no siblings, and she and her soon-to-be-ex have one 14-year-old son (which means my client will only receive child support for the next 4 years.)

We talked about her next chapter in life and what it would look...


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Protecting Your Future Before, During and After Divorce

In the midst of divorce, it is only natural to become overwhelmed by your emotions.

Ending a marriage, even under the best of circumstances, is hard. Often spouses feel deeply disappointed and afraid, and this disappointment and fear can naturally turn into anger at the other spouse.

As friends and family rally around to offer support, they sometimes make the mistake of criticizing the soon to be ex. All too often friends will try to build one party up by tearing the other party down.

Lawyers are notorious for offering support in this manner, encouraging parties to fight for more in...


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