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Can My Child Come Live With Me?

[ad_1] Question: My son has really struggled academically over the last couple years since his mom and I divorced. He has persistently expressed the desire to come live with me so he can get better help in school. My wife and I have discussed this option, but she is insisting on waiting until next year until letting him move. I think this is an urgent matter as our son has really struggled coping with all the change our divorce has brought. The reason he is struggling is a simple matter of his mother not spending enough time with him to help him with...

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Healthy And Affordable Ways to Brown Bag Your Lunch [Video]

[ad_1] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVj9cvbrJIc?enablejsapi=1&autoplay=0&cc_load_policy=0&iv_load_policy=1&loop=0&modestbranding=0&rel=1&showinfo=1&theme=dark&color=red&autohide=2&controls=2&playsinline=1&&w=480&h=270]Welcome back to the collaboration between Mint and Brewing Happiness. I’m Haley, the girl behind Brewing Happiness – a blog about celebrating the small healthy choices we make in our lives, complete with recipes for everybody!  I’m here to give you tips on living a healthy, happy life on a budget.   Logistically lunch is the most difficult meal of the day. You’re eating it at work and packing it the night before or in the morning. It’s cold or microwaved. Nothing tastes fresh. Sauces drip into your bag. It takes planning. You end up giving up and buying lunch...

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Utilizing Resilience During the Divorce Experience

[ad_1] Even before the word, ‘divorce,’ slips past your lips, you may have quite a bit to fight for, putting you in a defensive state of mind. You feel like you have to fight for your place in your household and in your relationship. You feel like you have to fight for your role as a father as a respected part in your child’s life. When the divorce process begins, you have to develop a level of resilience necessary to get through it. You begin to compartmentalize certain aspects of your life and your relationships with others, in order to get...

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Are You Hell Bent On Getting Even? · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]Why rob yourself of the joy others can bring to your life by focusing all your attention on the pain caused by an ex incapable of giving you what you deserve…friendship, support, and love.   I hear from people weekly who are hell-bent on getting even with an ex who has hurt them. They think getting over it and getting on with their life is dependent upon whether or not they are able to get even. For instance, I heard from a woman who had been married for 27 years to an alcoholic. He, the alcoholic had filed for a divorce and...

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Managing Money With Your Partner When You Earn More

[ad_1] Four years ago this month, I published When She Makes More, a guide for higher-earning married women who want to master their finances and thrive in their relationships.    Earning more money, as the wife in your hetero-relationship, may seem innocuous. What does it matter if your salary is bigger or smaller than your mate’s?   But as my published study determined, there are unique complexities in coupledom when she makes more than him.   Compared to married women who make as much or less than their spouses, women who make more are less satisfied in their relationships, less happy with their financial planning status,...

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Stop Settling For Less · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]Divorced, dating and wondering what the hell happened?   I’ve been dating again. I have one thing to say about that, what the hell happened to dating? I don’t have a lot of dating experience. I married my college sweetheart so had dated the same man for over four years. And, I’m thinking these 21st-century dating rules need to change. Here is the thing, though. My ex and I dated. We actually went out on dates. We didn’t hang out all the time watching movies at his place or mine. We never got to a place where we took each other for...

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Move Like a Minimalist: How to Avoid New Nest Syndrome [Video]

[ad_1] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfDlyF7rME8?enablejsapi=1&autoplay=0&cc_load_policy=0&iv_load_policy=1&loop=0&modestbranding=0&rel=1&showinfo=1&theme=dark&color=red&autohide=2&controls=2&playsinline=1&&w=480&h=270]Spring is a common time when people start buying new homes, or simply moving to new apartments across town. Moving by itself is an incredibly stressful time, and no one needs to add additional financial stress into the mix. Moving tends to be expensive, transporting things across town (or further) and getting everything settled can put a major dent in an established monthly budget. Once you get to your new place, it’s likely that the layout of the furniture won’t be the same, and you’ll need to figure out how to best fit everything in while very likely...

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Unpacking Mother’s Day Feelings as a Divorced Dad

[ad_1] With Mother’s Day approaching, you, as a divorced dad, have your own feelings to unpack, regarding the holiday. Given how the divorce experience can often create tension between co-parents and how events, actions, and words can sometimes be used negatively when issues regarding child custody are called into question, your feelings are probably justified. However, it is important to remember the children’s perspectives when deciding the best method of expressing these feelings. Regardless of how you feel about your co-parent, she still is their mother, and for them, that makes her worth celebrating. Your mother and your children Think about your mother...

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6 Tips For Handling The Realities Of Divorce · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]The realities of divorce will be quite different from what you’ve imagined divorce to be. Don’t be caught off-guard!   A couple of weeks ago I saw the post below go through my Facebook newsfeed. It was written by a newly divorced Mom who had learned five realities of divorce while attempting to sell a home and raise her children on her own. “No one tells you divorce makes you an outcast.No one tells you people really do take sides, & they will do it in your face.No one tells you how to learn to get over it. How to sit with...

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Navigating a Fear of Commitment in Post-Divorce Relationships

[ad_1] When you begin the divorce process, you can sometimes feel like the commitment that you made during the act of marriage is dissolving between your fingers. If you wished to keep the commitment, you may mourn it and become angry that you will no longer have that relationship in your life. If you were the one interested in ending the union, you may express relief that you will no longer be brought down by the dysfunction and the unhappiness of the relationship. An action like spousal infidelity may have fueled your decision to divorce, shifting your perspective about future relationships. The...

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