Uncharted Customs

Yearning for a Friendly Divorce

Most divorcing couples hope to reach an amicable solution. Instead, their aspirations often end in bitterness, resentment and prolonged unhappiness for their children. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her musician husband Chris Martin recently introduced a new term for this often-doomed aspiration: conscious uncoupling. Here's a humorous take on a serious subject. Read More

My Nutshell

Also known as, the weird things Bipolars say and do when their prefrontal cortex experiences schizophrenic brain change.

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Joan Ullman, M.A., is a former school psychologist, now a freelance writer. Her blog, Uncharted Customs, delves into disjunctions in today’s upended legal, cultural, and social mores.


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