Divorce Blog

Posts by Colette Fortin

Social Distancing

Dealing with Separation in the midst of Social Distancing

Social distancing due to COVID-19 can have a set of challenges and stress if you are in the midst of a separation or divorce. Here are some tips to help.

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Working from home can cause stress on a relationship

Keeping your marriage strong in times of chaos

Working from home (WFH) temporarily, due to the COVID-19 crisis is causing added tension in some relationships. This is to be expected. So, in extraordinary times like these, we wanted to share some tips to working and living together (24/7) so that you might not only survive this temporary situation, but also have your relationship actually thrive.

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Hearts and Roses

Valentine’s Day isn’t all hearts and roses for separating couples

Valentine’s Day in the midst of separation can be incredibly isolating and lonely. Amid all these hearts, candies and flowers, here are some ways you could support that friend, colleague, sister or brother who is going through a separation.

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Separated Couple Living Together

Tips to survive living together while separated

If you are living together while separated, you are not alone. Many ex-spouses often continue to live together. If you’ve made the decision to split up as a couple, and are postponing the action of splitting up the marital home, consider these tips on living together while separated.

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Family Christmas Holidays

Maintaining peace during the holiday season

Coping with separation over Christmas? Learn some practical tips on how to get through the holiday season in a peaceful and positive way if you are on the verge of getting separated or divorced.

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Women alone at Christmas

Home Alone This Holiday?

The first holiday – post separation – can be particularly stressful and filled with a wide range of emotions. Learn some helpful tips on how to cope with the first holiday season post separation or divorce.

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Confident Young Man

Divorce Means One of Us is Moving Out

Plan your post-divorce move-out with these five tips and considerations for your children, so that they can handle the transition to two homes with excitement instead of distress.

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Angry Man

Stop pushing my buttons!

Learn new techniques to stop your instant reactions and to divert the negative consequences of an ex-spouse in divorce pushing your buttons.

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Women home alone for Christmas

Is text messaging a bridge to better communication in divorce?

Text messaging can help divorced and separated parents better communicate without emotion. Find out how to use text messages to stick to the business at hand.

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Women waiting with coffee

10 Tips for dealing with the Limbo of separation and divorce

When in the middle of a divorce or separation you can feel like you are in a constant state of limbo. Not knowing what the next few months or even years will bring can leave you feeling out of control. Here are 10 suggestions for making this transition easier.

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Talking to Friends

Telling Family and Friends about Separation

Planning the conversation about who, what and when to share the news of your separation, should be well thought out. Get some great common sense tips on how to make it easier for everyone.

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Canada Crest

Big changes to the Divorce Act proposed

For the first time in 20 years, the Federal Government is proposing big changes to the Divorce Act. Learn about the proposed changes to “Bill C-78” and how the changes focus on protecting the children of divorce.

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Road Trip Vacation Child

Vacations and Divorce: From the Voice of the Child

Traveling when in a shared parenting can add some complexity and stress. Learn some practical tips on how to make it work for everyone and make planning easier.

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Concert Crowd

The truth about divorce is, we’re right!

If we can learn that truth is often perception rather than fact, we can move through our divorce in a way that opens the door to opportunities.

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Christmas Holidays - A Boy with Gift

Keeping it about the kids

After mediating over 300 couples through a divorce, Colette Fortin offers some sound advice about how to keep it about the kids and not let your ego take over.

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