How I Adjusted to the 'New Normal' of Divorce

Posted by Shannon McGorry
November 14, 2018 at 10:33 AM

(despite the fact that the words "new normal" might make your skin crawl)
During the onset of my divorce I remember when my therapist said to me:

“You will need to adjust to this, because this is your new normal." I thought I was going to be physically ill. I despised that sentence; every word of it but particularly “NEW NORMAL”…

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Topics: Your Wellbeing, Fresh Starts and Lessons Learned

6 Financial Moves to Make Now for a Amicable Divorce

Posted by Rachel Pace
October 10, 2018 at 11:11 AM


Financial management in marriage separation is not for the faint-hearted. In fact, going into a divorce can feel similar to heading into war: you must expect the unexpected. You put up your defenses and feel like you are headed for a huge battle with your spouse. Not to mention, you feel like you’re going to get hurt or scarred in some way. But it doesn't have to be that way.

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Topics: Getting In Financial Shape

Why You Should Get Divorce Advice to Save Your Marriage

Posted by Rachel Pace
September 27, 2018 at 7:00 AM


There are many things that can sour a marriage. If you and your spouse have experienced infidelity, your communication has become negative, or you are no longer supportive of one another, it can make staying in the relationship feel like a struggle. If your partner has come to you and asked for a divorce, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to save your marriage. The answer is yes!

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Topics: Your Wellbeing



Ok, I admit it. I was a total chicken when I left my 27-year marriage to find my own way, I had gotten married right from my parents’ house in my 20’s, and never even had my own apartment! There I was, all alone, left to deal with strange sounds at midnight, eating by myself, and having no one to share my thoughts.


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Topics: Fresh Starts and Lessons Learned

Home May Not Always Be Where the Heart Is - At Least Temporarily

Posted by Diane Miller
May 10, 2018 at 11:35 AM

You might not think of me as someone people turn to for divorce advice, but you’d be surprised what I hear as a resident representative for AVE communities.

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Topics: Fresh Starts and Lessons Learned

5 Relationship-Saving Tips to Help Your Teen through Divorce 

Posted by Linda Hershman
March 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM

How Will Divorce Impact My Teen? What are the Effects of Divorce of My Teen?


You finally made the painful decision to divorce. You know it's the best choice in the long run, but worry about how it will impact your kids, especially your teenagers. They already face so many stressors. You wonder what extra burdens divorce will place on them.

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Topics: The Mindful Divorcing Parent

Confessions of a Divorce Marketer

Posted by Sharon Pastore
January 11, 2018 at 10:36 AM

As co-founder and director of marketing and client experience for Main Line Family Law Center, I have the unique and wonderful job of nurturing potential clients toward peaceful resolution of their divorce through private mediation and divorce without court. I also have the pleasure of meeting with former clients to learn from them about their experience and how we can improve.


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Topics: Divorce Statistics, Fresh Starts and Lessons Learned

How Gifts from a Softer Side of Divorce Can Help You Recover

Posted by Pamela Elaine Nichols
December 26, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Divorce is an experience that is...well...just depressing. Divorce disempowers, holds couples hostage, steals, haunts, and overstays its welcome. How does one cope with divorce and life afterwards? One way is by accepting the gifts divorce's softer side offers.

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Topics: Your Wellbeing