Tag: Conflict

We blog about helping Long Island families to resolve conflicts in the most productive ways possible.

Alec Baldwin was recently asked by Ana Sale, host of WNYC Public Radio’s Death, Sex & Money, “At this point in your life, if a buddy comes to you and says ‘I love my kids. I think my marriage is breaking up.’ What’s the advice that you give him?” His answer: “Find a way that […]

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One of the worst outcomes in a divorce is when a child resists or refuses to be with one of the parents. To be rejected by your child is horrible. It creates a tremendous amount of anguish in the rejected parent and research has shown that, in the long run, the rejecting child will suffer […]

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Q: How can I ensure that my spouse doesn’t verbally insult or abuse me in the Collaborative Divorce team meetings? A: Your Collaborative Divorce team will include a mental health professional, referred to as a Neutral Family Specialist (“NFS”), who is specially trained to help spouses agree and adhere to explicit rules of collaborative conduct.  […]

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Most parents are concerned about how a divorce will affect their children. Current research on this topic indicates that: The ending of a marital relationship does create stress in families. Stress contributors include the parents’ own stress, reduced parenting capacity, impending family relocation, and economic instability. The good news is that most of these have […]

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When couples fall in love and marry, they expect it to be forever. However, far too many marriages end in divorce and children become collateral damage in a divorce war. Although divorce causes stress and prompts painful emotions, it does not have to mean the end of the family. It merely signals changes in the […]

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How do children view their parents’ divorce? Certainly, this depends on the age of the child. However, their view also reflects the amount of conflict between the parents, before, during and after the divorce. I have worked with many children whose parents have divorced. They have related their stories to me. Children of all ages […]

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