Divorce and Family

Getting SplitReady Episode 22.1: Marriage Story as a Justification for Collaborative Divorce

Marriage Story, a Netflix movie with Scarlet Johansson and Adam Driver, was undoubtedly a great portrayal of the trials and tribulations of divorce. The movie shows the devastating truth about the divorce process where an amicable approach escalated to a more conflicted one. Join us for an engaging discussion with Patrick Markey from The Law …

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Getting Split Ready 20.2: Children First – Considerations for Post-Divorce Parenting

Children are usually at the forefront of priorities for parental considerations. Unfortunately in divorce, this prioritization can be clouded and impacted by the emotion and stress. Fortunately, the trend in divorce is a deeper and more deliberate approach that resets the importance of the children and parenting in a divorce. As a parent, your child …

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Getting SplitReady Episode 19.4: Bridging the Gap – An Introduction to Reunification Counseling

Divorce can damage a parent-child relationship. Decisions made and behaviors exhibited during and after the split sometimes creates a chasm of trust and disconnection that can be hard to overcome. Reunification counseling has emerged as a means of focusing therapy and effort into bridging these gaps and healing the family. Join us for an engaging …

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Getting SplitReady Episode 19.3: Weaponizing the Kids – The Dangers of Parental Alienation

As the saying goes, “you can divorce your spouse, but you can’t divorce your kids,” which means that divorcing couples with children will need to interact with their ex-spouse well beyond the signing of the divorce decree. For some, a nurturing co-parenting relationship develops. For others, an already dysfunctional relationship continues, and children often become …

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Getting SplitReady Episode 18.5: Look Before You Leap – The Benefits of Pre-Divorce Counseling

“An ounce of prevention” is especially relevant when it comes to marriage and divorce. Many couples have the basis of a strong relationship, but they let the challenges of life, marriage and parenthood create wedges that ultimately doom their marriage. In some cases, a little outside help could have patched these cracks and saved the …

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Getting SplitReady Episode 18.3: Different Strokes for Different Folks – The Unique Needs of Alternative Lifestyles and Divorce

Not everyone fits into the “normal” or traditional mold when it comes to marriage and relationships. Many couples opt for alternative lifestyles, which can include healthy, affirming swinging or polyamorous families. On a regular basis, these non-traditional family arrangements can be complex to manage from a social and societal perspective. When divorce happens, though, this …

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Getting SplitReady Episode 18.1: Put On Your Own Mask Before Assisting Others – The Importance of Self Care in Divorce

Divorce can take a huge toll on a person. Cortisol increases, stress levels increase, and sleep is affected. You may even find that you miss those all-important exercise sessions. Mentally, feelings of isolation and fear can crowd out any positive or optimistic feelings. Without deliberate and active management, the adverse impact on your health and …

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Parental Alienation

SplitReady Answers – What Can I Do to Stop Parental Alienation?

What can I do to stop parental alienation? – James from Austin, TX The simple answer is tragic when one parent manipulates a child to cause harm to the other parent and that parent’s relationship with the child. At its worst, parental alienation is the destruction of the parent-child relationship through psychological abuse of the …

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Getting SplitReady Episode 17.3: Playing the Blues – Dealing with Divorce-Related Depression

Depression affects approximately 17.3 million American adults in any given year. Divorce is a difficult life event that can cause depression or worsen existing depression-related issues. Because of this, it is essential for divorcing couples and their support networks to be proactive in identifying and dealing with depression. Join us for a discussion about divorce-related …

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Getting SplitReady Episode 17.1: Good for the Soul — Spiritual Considerations in Divorce

In divorce, it’s not unusual for couples with strong religious or philosophical beliefs to find themselves in a facts-and-numbers driven divorce process that leaves little room for their spiritual needs. Unfortunately, a divorce that also involves a break from the spiritual or metaphysical connections that couples rely on can cause additional stress through the process …

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