‘Self-compassion’ may be helpful after divorce

Divorce can be an emotional and painful process, even for months or years after it’s “over.” Researchers say they have found a new tool that may help people with the aftermath of a divorce: self-compassion. But what exactly defines self-compassion? Researchers say it’s a combination of being kind to oneself, recognizing common humanity and letting painful emotions pass, according to a recent article in USA Today. If people can think of their losses as part of their overall life experience and be less judgmental of themselves, it can make a big difference. A Kansas divorce lawyer says that those with more self-compassion are able to more successfully recover from a divorce. ...

Taking a look back – way back – at causes of divorce

Sometimes researchers go back a decade or three to look at divorce rates and to look for trends. An economist at Clemson University was even more ambitious. He took a look back at divorces and marital disruptions between 1860 and 1948. He refers to the dissolution of a marriage as a “marital disruption” because people often did not have the means to officially divorce. In fact, from 1910 to 1930, he says, nearly half of all marital disruptions were never officially recorded in court. The researcher noticed several patterns in the huge span of time. One is age gap. If the groom is substantially older than the bride or vice versa, ...

Multiple Vehicle Accident

Seven vehicles were involved in an accident mid-day Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The truck accident began with a large commercial vehicle sitting on the side of the roadway on Interstate 75 running near Bonita Beach, Florida. Details as to why the truck was stopped on the side of the roadway have not been released, but during its rest alongside the roadway a dark colored sports utility vehicle crashed into the back end. The two-car collision quickly turned into a more serious multi-vehicle accident when five other vehicles crashed on the overpass at Bonita Beach Road in a chain reaction to the original crash. One person in the secondary crash was injured and transported ...

Ocala teen drives car through family’s living room

Negligent driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents. Whether a driver is talking on a cell phone, texting or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, serious and even fatal car accidents can occur. In a recent Ocala, Florida, accident, a teen drove his vehicle into a local family’s home. Between 4 and 5 a.m. on Sunday, an Ocala family was jolted awake by a loud crash coming from inside their home. The husband went to see what caused the noise and found a four-door sedan sitting in his living room. According to officials, a 19-year-old man from Ocala was driving the car at the time of the ...

Children and Divorce

On behalf of Howard J. Pfeffer, Esq. Attorney at Law posted in Divorce on Friday, January 13, 2012 Divorce can be especially hard on children when the parents don’t adequately keep children out of the fray. Unfortunately, many parents find themselves battling for the support and affection of their children — even when this is not necessary — and others use children as pawns in a divorce fight. Yuma auto accident attorneys note that this can be very damaging to children in the long term, and it can also harm relations between parents and their children. Divorcing parents need to understand the effects their actions will have on their children, ...

How are the recession and divorce rates related?

It’s easy to assume that tough financial times bring tough martial times. To some extent, that can be true, but it doesn’t always mean a spike in divorce rates. In fact, some couples are more hesitant to get divorced in precarious financial times. Despite the up and down nature of the economy over recent years, the divorce rate has kept pretty steady at around 50 percent over the last five years, according to an article posted to USA Today’s website. One expert says that people have accepted that a bad financial situation is the “new normal.” This has led to some creative living and child custody arrangements. More couples are staying in ...

Types of Divorce

Divorce happens among all types of couples. In a move that stunned those in the industry and readers of tabloid magazines, superstar Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony have ended their seven-year marriage. Their impending divorce caught many off guard. According to USA Today, Lopez’s publicist told the Associated Press with help from a Bethesda family law attorney that it was a difficult decision, reached amicably, and that they requested privacy as they transition. Speculation about possible problems reportedly began when Lopez attended a BAFTA event in Los Angeles last week without her husband. Even as recently as March, USA Today reports, Lopez described their marriage as “awesome.” Earlier ...

Facebook and Divorce Part 2

A claim which links the popular networking site Facebook to one fifth of all divorces has been prominently posted across a variety of newspapers, magazines, and blogs. The data, originally gathered by Divorce-Online-a UK company specializing in electronic divorces-asserts that the networking and information sharing capabilities of Facebook have facilitated marital infidelity by allowing spouses to reconnect with old flames or form new online friendships without alerting their partner. What about the effect of accident injury attorneys? Yet, a writer for the Wall Street Journal refutes this claim, arguing that it has been overblown by the media who offer up Facebook as a convenient solution to a question people have ...

Facebook and Divorce

It’s not exactly news that divorce has become more common for baby boomers. Divorce has doubled for people over the age of 50 in the last 20 years, even though U.S. divorce rates have declined generally. A recent Bloomberg article asks, “Why?” and one of the answers might surprise you. Social media. More and more people of that generation are logging onto Facebook and catching up with their old classmates. It might sound harmless enough, but they’re also reuniting with people from their past, including lovers. Even without any intention, an innocent email can turn into an affair. Indeed, a recent survey of attorneys indicates that there is an increase ...

Women in military experience comparatively high rate of divorce

Women who are members of the United States military experience a disproportionate rate of divorce in comparison to their civilian counterparts and even in comparison to men in the military. The experience of one woman Sergeant who experienced two divorces exemplifies what many women in the military go through. After trying to navigate the responsibilities and distance of her own military obligations and her husband’s, the woman’s first marriage ended when her husband was deployed to Afghanistan. The female Sergeant went on to marry a veteran but that marriage ended under the stress of both individuals’ cases of post-traumatic stress disorder. The couple is currently going through the divorce process. The woman’s ...
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