Keeping Collaboration a Part of the Post Divorce Relationship

Divorce doesn’t end when the papers are signed, so why does the job of the Collaborative divorce professional? While we provide an invaluable service to our clients, some of the most challenging aspects of divorce appear after the process is completed. Anyone going through a divorce will almost certainly need some help getting back on...
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Is Your Significant Other A Necessary Part of Your Business Success ?

Seriously? Is the Pope Catholic? Is the ocean salty? Does a bear “ahem” in the woods? The answer to the rhetorical question of whether your significant other is a necessary part of your business success is an emphatic YES! Let’s get one thing straight Your spouse is your lifeline. There is very little about growing...
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Is Your Business Ruining Your Romantic Relationship?

The Crucial Need for Entrepreneurs to Support Their Significant Others. Introduction : Although romantic relationships and business have traditionally been thought of as two separate systems, I believe there is a strong need to be mindful of the interface between the two. Indeed, one of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs faces while building an all-consuming business...
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How Client’s Emotions can Interfere with Sound Legal Resolution

The Unique Complexity Of Working With Divorcing Clients:Emotions On The Edge. When clients seek out the help of the Collaborative team, it is at a time of deep emotional trouble, a time when most feel they have lost their center of gravity. As such, working with divorcing people presents numerous challenges to the team. In...
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Helping Children Cope With Heartbreak

The Need to Advocate For Children of Divorce. Introduction With the recent publication of Mike Mastracci’s excellent book Stop Fighting Over the Kids; Resolving Day-to-Day Custody Conflict in Divorce Situations, I found myself focused on the overwhelming struggles that divorcing children must face. Children do not understand the changes that are occurring around them. They...
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Healthy Personal Relationships Make You a better Entrepreneur

A New Relationship Model for Entrepreneurs. A Healthy Personal Relationship Makes You a Better Entrepreneur. According to the Kauffman Foundation, nearly 71% of all entrepreneurs are married. In a previous blog, I discussed the fact that business productivity is negatively impacted by unresolved marital problems and that, conversely, people who are successful in their marriage...
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Dysfunctional Relationships

Would You Know If You Were In A Dysfunctional Relationship? Definition The terms “toxic,” “dysfunctional,” and “codependent” are used to describe relationships that are not working. Although experts decipher differences in their meanings, the terms are often used interchangeably. That is because they all have one thing in common – unhealthy interactions that may be...
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WE ARE ALMOST DIVORCED So Why Bother Getting Along ?

Simple But Important Tools To Help Make A Bad Relationship Better. Introduction When I was going through my divorce, my Dad, a corporate attorney, told me the following; “Everybody wins and everybody loses.” At the time, I was too caught up in the war to be able to grasp the meaning of that wisdom. Like...
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Change Or Improve Your Relationship

How To Use The Power Of Empathy To Revive, Change Or Improve Your Relationship. What Is Empathy? Simply put, empathy is understanding: the sensing of another person’s underlying feelings, wants, and emotional dynamics – looking at the world through their lenses – “What would I be feeling if I were him or her?” Empathy is...
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