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Thriving during and after your breakup.
Ann Gold Buscho Ph.D.
You've decided to divorce. Now what? You need to let your kids know, and the conversation will be easier if you are prepared.
Divorcing is difficult, painful, and scary. But people report many different "hardest things" about divorce. It helps to know what to expect.
Boredom, frustration, and anger amplified by relationship problems can make you feel out of control. These tips can help when you're climbing the walls.
Relationships can suffer in lockdown, especially if divorce was already on the horizon. A few tips to help you survive.
The coronavirus adds a new layer of worry and anxiety to an already stressful divorce process. If you're stuck at home, you can still finish your divorce with these 10 steps.
Caught by the pandemic in the middle of your separation or divorce? What to expect and how to deal with the additional stress.
There is plenty of research, but the results are inconsistent. And some of the reasons may surprise you.
10 tips on how to talk to your kids about your upcoming separation or divorce. Doing it right can have long-term payoffs for their relationships and mental health.
Thinking about sex with your ex? It isn’t necessarily right or wrong... but is it right or wrong for you? Here are four factors to consider.
Three factors shape your children's story of their parents' divorce. Knowing this, there are things you can do to help them build a healthy story of resilience.
How to support your children's future success and well-being.
Divorce recovery takes months or years. How it unfolds depends on many factors, including how complicated your marriage and divorce have been. Here are some helpful steps.
While divorce is always painful, divorcing police officers and other emergency responders brings up unique considerations, especially if there is PTSD involved.
A pop song captures the pain of divorce and the wisdom of one father's words to his son.
The holidays during divorce can be overwhelming, and worse when your kids are with your soon-to-be-ex. Four simple tips can help.
When you divorce, it is impossible to imagine the losses that you will experience or how deeply you will feel them. Here are my top 10.
How do you prepare to tell your spouse that you want a divorce? This conversation will set the tone for the divorce process that will follow. Here are some important tips.
Thinking about divorce? This can be terrifying. "How will I know if divorce is the right decision?" Here's how to gain clarity in the fog of indecision.
There are so many reasons to hate your ex forever—and you can justify them all. But it comes with a cost. Is it worth it?
Divorce demands your commitment to self-care. Fortunately, there are dozens of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual self-care ideas that won't hurt your budget.
A whole industry has grown up around the idea of self-care.
Can you tell a story of your divorce that includes the good experiences? Developing a divorce ritual of closure can go a long way toward helping you and your family heal.
One important and unexpected challenge during and after divorce is how to talk about your ex to your kids. It matters more than you might think. Here are some useful tips.
Exhausted by anger, grief, or pain caused by someone who hurt you? Simple forgiveness skills allow you to recover and move on with peace in your life.
An effective apology to your children, when one is needed, goes a long way toward healing the disruption that can occur during a divorce, addiction, or familial crises.
Want to repair a relationship with someone who is hurt or angry? It is easy to learn how to make effective apologies that can deepen your connections.
Is nesting during divorce right for you? Nesting offers respite from marital conflict, a stable home for the kids, and time for decision-making while the marital status is in flux.
Changing our vocabulary can help take the adversarial tone out of divorce, as well as the post-divorce relationship between co-parenting exes.
A better divorce means you are still one family, under two roofs. This new approach offers support and expert guidance that helps families thrive.
Ann Gold Buscho, Ph.D., is a psychologist, writer, and collaborative divorce coach in the San Francisco Bay Area.