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Why Are We So Stressed? Floridian’s Stress Levels Rank High.

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  Floridians’ Stress Levels Rank High Among U.S. States   According to a recent study by WalletHub, Florida is the 11th most stressed state in the country. But there’s more to this story. In determining stress levels, researchers analyzed the following criteria: average hours of work per week, the percentage of adults getting adequate sleep,…

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No Kids, Thanks

I’ve never wanted children, as far back as I can recall. As a kid, I did play with names for “my twins,” like Dennis and Denise, Michael and Michaela, and Joseph and Josephine. And I played with dolls, but never as though they were my children, rather as though they were me and my sisters,…

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Don’t Divorce Like Your Parents Did

When a judge makes the decisions about your family and finances, everyone loses. My parents divorced during a time when the courts granted mothers “custody,” as it was called then, and fathers were permitted to “visit” with their children every other weekend. There was even a term for treating mothers in such a preferential manner;…

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War or Peace For Your Divorce? Choose to Collaborate!

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War or Peace For Your Divorce? Choose to Collaborate! Would you wish a world in the midst of war, countries constantly battling, threatening to bomb each other, their citizens being physically and emotionally brutalized, if not killed, their children being torn from their homes, their families, and friends, suffering even more? Or would you choose…

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Kids Don’t Choose to Divorce; Divorce Collaboratively

Kids Don’t Choose to Divorce; Divorce Collaboratively Little girls dream of the day when they will marry their princes. They play make-believe games, dressing like brides, holding silk flowers, and slowly marching down the aisle. They dream of what it will be like to be a mother, treating their dolls like their babies, feeding them,…

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Marriages End; Co-Parenting Doesn’t

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Marriages End; Co-Parenting Doesn’t Your Children Deserve A Positive Co-Parenting Relationship Unfortunately, not every marriage is meant to last “until death do us part.” But even if your marriage isn’t stamped “No Expiration Date,” if you were lucky enough for it to result in children, then you should come out of your marriage with some…

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Collaborate For Your Children’s Sake

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Children should never be placed in the middle of their parents’ problems. Doing so can have a devastating psychological impact on them. Children who are forced to take sides against one of their parents exhibit more behavioral problems and experience higher rates of depression and substance abuse. Your children didn’t choose your marriage or your…

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Bad Marriage; Good Divorce

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A divorce doesn’t necessarily mean that you and your significant other become enemies. After all, you once loved this person enough to marry him or to have a child with him. Can’t you at least end your romance as friends? The answer may depend on the process that you choose to sever the threads of…

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The Paradigm Shift

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Families don’t belong in the courtroom! How can it be that one buys a license to create a family but must sue one’s spouse to restructure one? Because the collaborative process requires attorneys to focus on the interests and goals of their clients,  rather than on their positions, attorneys must make a paradigm shift from…

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