NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH

My newly designed website, drdeborahhecker.com, is here! For the new site, I chose a less-is-more design approach in order to highlight the rationale for the site, how you can benefit from my offerings, and my core message: Relationships Matter. As human beings, we...

MOTHER’S DAY – IS EVERY DAY

If you ask people what their favorite holiday is, the answers range from Thanksgiving, to Christmas, to their birthdays.  I have never heard anyone respond with “My favorite holiday is Mother’s Day.” Honestly, Everyday should be Mother’s Day. I cannot think of a more...

CAN WE AGREE TO DISAGREE ON THE SLAP HEARD AROUND THE WORLD?

First, let me begin with what I believe we can agree on – that everyone was shocked at this year’s Oscars when actor, Will Smith, slapped comedian, Chris Rock, one of the show’s award presenters, in response to a “joke” Rock made about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett...
Why Is It So Hard To Let Go Of Your Ex?

Why Is It So Hard To Let Go Of Your Ex?

Attachment is part of the human condition. When you were happily attached to your partner, you felt secure. Unfortunately, you may not have learned how to let go in the same way you learned to attach. So, when loss happens, you may not know how to deal with it. Why is...

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Sabotaging Your Romantic Relationships

Sabotaging Your Romantic Relationships

It’s Not Me, It’s You – Or is it? We all do it.  We think our relationships have problems because our partner needs to do something differently. “She’s so self-centered.  I never feel understood.” “My husband is so inflexible and will rarely change his opinions. Did...

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How Will I Benefit From Divorce Counseling?

How Will I Benefit From Divorce Counseling?

Introduction Ask anyone who has been through a divorce and they will tell you it rocks the foundation of your being, leaves you feeling lonely, flawed, undesirable, enraged, and hopeless, to name a few emotions. During my divorce twenty-seven years ago, I was in...

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How Do I Know If I Need Divorce Counseling?

How Do I Know If I Need Divorce Counseling?

Introduction Divorce challenges the basic sense of who you are, who you’ve been, and who you’ll become. Healing from a divorce is not like getting over the flu where one rests, drinks lots of fluids and comes out the other side good as new. Surviving a divorce is much...

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Helping Children Cope With Heartbreak

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...

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What Are Clients Really Looking For In A Divorce Attorney?

What Are Clients Really Looking For In A Divorce Attorney?

When it comes to choosing a divorce attorney, I have heard people say, “I want the meanest, toughest attorney I can find. I need a fighter, someone who’ll take out that shark my spouse hired.” That attitude always makes me shudder. A talented attorney doesn’t have to...

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Complexity Of Working With Divorcing Clients

Complexity Of Working With Divorcing Clients

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...

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Post Divorce Relationship

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...

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