Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Life after divorce
Elizabeth Cohen Ph.D.
Facing your fear is hard. Looking at what is not working is scary. But it is also a roadmap.
Patriarchy Stress is the intergenerational, collective, and personal trauma of oppression that gets triggered every time women think of doing something that has been historically forbidden.
Life is unpredictable and ever-changing. Despite constant reminders of this truth, we still feel overwhelmed when things take a turn we did not expect.
Betrayal erodes our innate feelings of connection and trust. Rebuilding takes time.
If you can figure out how to give your spouse what they need to feel resolved, you are more more likely to come up with an agreement that suits both of you and your children.
Imagine if we were to see breakups as a decisive moment to reflect and learn what did not work and release our last relationship. How much happier would we eventually be?
Dysfunctional behavioral patterns result when one is overly invested in and focused on the feeling states, decisions, and outcomes of the other person.
Emotional conversations don't have to be so hard. Learn how to feel connected, seen, and heard while sharing vulnerabilities.
Dating after divorce can be easy and fun when you approach dates with a confident, empowering, and positive mindset. Here is how to shift your thinking so you can enjoy dating.
You aren't the worst parent! This is how to connect with your kids and be patient when you are having a hard day due to divorce or co-parenting situations.
Dealing with your pain is essential for your overall health and well-being. It is a gift to yourself to face your pain slowly and carefully so you can be your best self.
It's scary to speak up when you strongly disagree with someone. Here are practical steps to transform that fear into courage and speak your truth with grace and confidence.
It can be hard to shift back into a calm state after you have entered fight, flight, or freeze. Try this orienting method next time you feel the panic.
It can be hard to take care of yourself during divorce. Follow these four steps from Kate Northrup to make a new self-care habit.
People going through divorce are even more likely to encounter financial strife, stress, and overwhelm. Here are three steps to ease the stress and feel empowered with your finances.
Setting boundaries gives your loved ones an operating manual for how to best interact with you. The result is that you feel free and, in many cases, your connection becomes deeper.
When women support each other, they take better care of themselves. This is the story of how adding just one woman to a group supercharged the well-being of all of the women.
It can be really hard to co-parent. Here are 10 tips to help you and your ex to be a united front in looking out for your children during this crisis.
At first, dating someone new who feels familiar might be a positive sign for some, but for many of us having gone through a divorce, this can be a red flag.
After your divorce, there may be life events where you have to have extended contact with your ex.
The pain of divorce can be overwhelming. But, you can feel better by focusing on sensual pleasure.
Transitioning between co-parent households can be one of the most challenging parts of divorce. To ease this challenge, I teach five tools to make your transitions smooth and painless.
Communicating clearly is challenging. We don't always learn what words to use and how to stay compassionate when asking for what we need. Here is a step-by-step guide to help.
If others' behavior occasionally feels like nails on a chalkboard to you, this tip can help you feel more comfortable with people who typically make you angry.
What if you could feel less overwhelmed by your divorce? The road to this confidence lies in your imagination.
Sometimes we use work as a way to avoid how we feel and set boundaries with others. But we don't recognize that we are hurting ourselves. Here's how to stop the pattern.
Admitting you do not know what you are doing might initially send you spinning into anxiety, but if you share with a confidant how you feel, your connection will strengthen.
While we all make mistakes, we still panic when they happen. These specific steps can help you turn a mistake into a learning opportunity.
Do you feel like you are on a rollercoaster of feelings surrounding your divorce? You don't have to be at the mercy of your feelings anymore. You can learn from them and feel at ease.
We like to think as parents that we can choose to show or hide our feelings from our kids. New research shows that kids' hearts and bodies are in tune with us. No more hiding.
Elizabeth Cohen, Ph.D., is the CEO and founder of the online divorce course and membership Afterglow: The Light at the Other Side of Divorce. She teaches women how to heal, grow and thrive after divorce.