Telling Your Kids About Your Divorce
Understanding The Divorce Process
As discussed in our previous blog post/news/fairway-blog/when-is-divorce-the-best-option/, divorce is a sad reality, though sometimes the alternatives have become less and less realistic. For those who have carefully and thoughtfully considered their situation and come to the decision that it is time to ask for a divorce, the first challenge they face will be figuring out how they should ask.
Lets face it – divorce is never the best option but sometimes the alternative just does not seem palatable. I see too many people throw in the towel too soon, especially when children are involved, yet when a marriage is falling apart it is hard to know when it is the right time to start asking for a divorce. Most people share that while they are moving forward to end their marriage, they are just not quite 100% sure they are doing the right thing.
What’s your New Year’s resolution? Whether it’s giving up wine or chocolate, getting fit, changing jobs, or traveling more, many people made their pledges as the famous New Year's Eve Ball descended from the flagpole atop Times Square at midnight on the 31st of December. And many of those pledges had to do with getting a divorce in 2013.
In December of 2012, I was travelling in Mayan region of Mexico and found myself reflecting on what some people believed would be the end of the world. In talking with several locals, they shared with me their belief that the world, as we knew it would indeed end. But with this end, would come a new beginning. This new world would be characterized by a shift in conscious living where people would seek more meaning in their lives, a yearning to live their lives on purpose.
Last week I was heading out of town for a business trip. As I was sitting in the waiting area to board the plane I could not help but over hear a couple of middle aged women (my vintage) talking about “50 Shades of Grey” and comparing it to their sex lives at home. I was trying desperately to focus on my work that I needed to complete but it was really hard considering their conversation was so much more interesting and juicy. We all know that while we may criticize men for their overt sexual comments – put a few women together and we can be much worse.
Technological advances have certainly changed the way we communicate in our relationships. A new study from the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association reports that on average, Canadians sent almost 2,500 text messages every second last year. That’s a total of 78 billion messages annually; a 40% increase over 2010. Over 103 million photos, videos and pictures were also sent during that same time period. While many social scientists wonder how these new methods of communication will affect future relationships and people’s abilities to relate to one another, it’s already having an impact on communication around divorce.
Saskatoon is the second-most cheater friendly city in Canada?
As a proud Calgarian I was shocked and a bit nervous to find out today that Calgary is the third most cheater friendly city in Canada. After doing some research on AshleyMadison.com[http://www.AshleyMadison.com], the infamous website for non-singles who are looking to hook up outside their relationships, my nervousness was confirmed. With a slogan of “Life is short. Have an affair.®” I can only imagine the kind of mischief this site brings into the bedrooms and homes of our friendly neighborhoods. With a site like this - who needs enemies?