Taking Divorce Virtual: How a Michigan Collaborative Team Manages a Case in Colorado

June 30, 2020

This blog first appeared on the website for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. It’s ironic that in the era of COVID-19, everyone is clamoring to use Zoom and other virtual meeting software to conduct business, because I and my colleagues in Collaborative Divorce were already doing it. This case began in the typical in-person format in… more

Balancing Travel & Work

June 16, 2020

While travel has halted or changed dramatically for most of us in the coronavirus era, before all of this unfolded, I was traveling a lot, and determined to find a way to balance my work demands with the adventure and exploration of travel. Much of my travel has to do with family. I have sisters… more

Emotionally Unavailable

June 2, 2020

People divorce for all sorts of reasons…relationships evolve and change, as do the people in them.

Conscious Uncoupling, Conscious Dating, Conscious Living

May 19, 2020

Human kindness should be the rule for any personal interaction – even if the person turns out to not be your dream-come-true. Why isn’t this the automatic state for all of us?

The Effect of Divorce on Adolescent-Parent Communication

May 5, 2020

research reveals that children often unconsciously learn how to have relationships based on the relationship they have with their opposite sex parent. So if a daughter has trouble talking with her dad post-divorce, this can have immense repercussions on a variety of levels.

Spoiling Children

April 21, 2020

I’ve always recoiled at the phrase “spoiling children.” If you think about it, to spoil a food, it must sit out unattended for so long that it is no longer edible. So what, then, does it truly mean to spoil a child? Everybody’s definition of spoiling is different. For some, it’s too many “things” –… more

Celebrating My Mother’s Bat Mitzvah at Age 80

April 7, 2020

Recently my mother, who is 80, celebrated her bat mitzvah. This reminded me that it’s never too late to do something that matters to you.

Navigating Divorce During the Coronavirus Crisis

March 24, 2020

It is our hope that during these times, co-parents will come together for the health and safety of their children.

What I Learned About Relationships From the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

March 11, 2020

It’s not often you get sucked into a TV show set in the 1950s where the main character leaves her husband and children to focus on her own career. But that’s one of the main story lines in the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Prime Video’s wildly popular show that premiered March 17, 2017 and recently released its third season. … more

The Key to Successful Co-Parenting

February 26, 2020

Parenting in its ideal form should be about creating a joyful childhood for your offspring, plain and simple. That way, they have a solid foundation from which to spring into adulthood and become high-functioning, happy contributors to our world.