Topic: divorce

Kids Should Choose If They Want to See Their Grandparents After Divorce

Kids Should Choose If They Want to See Their Grandparents After Divorce

As the old saying goes, you don’t get to divorce your family. But as a child of divorce (and as a child who dealt with even more serious family issues, including mental illness), I respectfully disagree. Sometimes, kids are better off being separated from certain family members, at least for a time. This separation may include a child’s biological parent and even grandparents. More »

Divorce Sucks For Kids But The Alternative May Be Even Worse

Divorce Sucks For Kids But The Alternative May Be Even Worse

The idea that kids are damaged by divorce is not a new one. Children of divorced parents are constantly underperforming those whose families stayed intact. We know boys especially suffer consequences when they are raised apart from their fathers. Every time I hear these statistics, I can’t help but wonder why? My own experience with my parents divorce may be clouding my judgment here, but I was miserable in a household where two parents who didn’t belong together, stayed together. More »

Nun Allegedly Told Students That They Can Get The Gay If They Have Divorced Parents And Masturbate

Nun Allegedly Told Students That They Can Get The Gay If They Have Divorced Parents And Masturbate

At Charlotte Catholic Highschool they invited Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, a Dominican nun from Nashville, Tennessee to speak to a student assembly on Mach 21. A few days later, a whole lot of students and their parents started an online petition that called what she said during the assembly “offensive and unnecessarily derogatory.” More »

Gwyneth & Chris Celebrate A Romantic Conscious Uncoupling On Tim McGraw’s Private Island

Gwyneth & Chris Celebrate A Romantic Conscious Uncoupling On Tim McGraw's Private Island

The fact that Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are “borrowing” a private island in the Bahamas that is owned by Tim McGraw and his lovely wife of 18 years Faith Hill during their divorce conscious uncoupling shows that all of us are basically the same as Gwyneth. When I split from my first husband, we did pretty much the same thing, meaning that just like the über rich couple who took a private jet with their children to the exclusive hideaway of Goat Cay we had our own conscious uncoupling ritual, which entailed fighting over who would get to keep the dish set we had purchased for like 12 dollars on sale at Target. It’s amazingly similar! More »

A Goop-y Guide To Getting Consciously Uncoupled, Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow Style

A Goop-y Guide To Getting Consciously Uncoupled, Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow Style

When you are worth roughly 140 million and you have properties in places like London, The Hamptons and Los Angeles, not to mention two adorable children with highly exceptional nom de plumes, you need a divorce that also reflects your prestigious and bohemian lifestyle. No ordinary divorce will do. Divorce is a difficult time for anyone, and this conscious uncoupling of two beautiful spirits needs to be treated with the dignity and elegance befitting souls who have risen to the highest ranks in the field of entertainment. More »