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Soothing Our Struggle

Mindful divorce may sound like a contradiction in terms, but that’s what Judge Michele Lowrance tries to practice in her courtroom. Lowrance, a former divorce lawyer who has been a domestic-relations judge in Cook County, Illinois, since 1995, doesn’t teach meditation from the bench, but…

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The inconvenient truth about love — and divorce

We think of modern marriage as an institution of love — but when love ends, we cling to old-fashioned stories about divorce. Astro Teller and Danielle Teller suggest we take a more humane, empathetic look at the end of a marriage. When Gwyneth Paltrow announced…

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6 Steps to a Peaceful Divorce

Peaceful divorce -- sound like a paradox? In our society, even though more than half of our marriages will end in divorce, we still hold onto the idea that divorce is brutal, contentious and toxic. But it doesn't have to be that way. In fact,…

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Divorce by Facebook: New York woman gets OK to file papers online

(CNN) Facebook may soon need to add "Just got served divorce papers" to its list of relationship statuses now that a New York judge has said the social media site is an acceptable way for a Brooklyn woman to serve her husband with a summons…

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Why I Decided Not To Divorce My Husband

Sometimes it’s the way he looks at me when he’s exasperated. It’s the way I feel when I feel like he is being too critical of me or of one my many perceived shortcomings. Sometimes it’s just the things he says and my God, the…

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10 Ways To Talk To Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

The idea of someone molesting your child is terrifying for any parent (unless the parent is the child molester, which is 37% of the time). The pain, fear, and trauma they may experience at such a young age are frightening to consider. It’s enough to…

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A Guide to Finding Love After Divorce

At the age of 31, I separated from my husband and divorced. Thus far, it ranks as the most frightening decision of my life and coincidentally, the one that set me free. I didn’t leave my marriage to be with someone else or to find…

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An Open Letter to My Ex-Wife: I Thought You Were the Most Beautiful Thing in the World

To my ex wife I never imagined you and I, out of all the people in this world, would go through something so devastating as we did. Throughout the years, we created the most beautiful memories. We climbed all the way to the top together,…

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Palm Beach County Clerk to issue same-sex marriage licenses to take effect at midnight Tuesday

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - Following a federal judge's ruling Palm Beach County Clerk Sharon Bock plans to begin issuing wedding licenses to same-sex couples at midnight Tuesday at the South Palm Beach County Courthouse. She plans to perform a group wedding at 12:01am Tuesday.…

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Supreme Court Allows Same-Sex Marriage in Florida

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Supreme Court cleared same-sex weddings to start in Florida next month, potentially increasing the number of gay-marriage states to 36 as the justices consider whether to rule on the issue nationwide. The justices today said they will let a federal trial…

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