Blog Posts in 2012

  • MOVING AWAY MOVING ON WITH CHILDREN

    Your divorce is finally over. You and your ex-spouse have a parenting plan that allows your children to have significant time with both parents, and your children have adjusted well to the schedule. You are the primary parent, but the other parent has every other weekend, one overnight in the midweek, and half of the weeks in the summer. Life is good. You move on with your life as a single parent. ...
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  • INTERNATIONAL CUSTODY DISPUTES

    Custody disputes, when they are in a single case, in a single jurisdiction, are complicated. At the end of a dispute, there is a judgment, which defines what parenting time will be for each parent, and who has decision making authority, which is the essence of what having “custody” means. Having decision making authority does not mean that authority is absolute. It does not mean that you have the ...
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  • Domestic Violence, Dementia and Aging

    Imagine that you are talking to your neighbor. She is 80 years old, and is talking about her husband. “That John!” she says. “He keeps insisting that I had an affair 50 years ago with a man down the street when he would be away on business. I don’t know why he keeps saying that, it’s crazy!” Your neighbor describes how her husband came at her with a kitchen knife because he was so angry at her for ...
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  • WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU MEET A NARCISSIST IN THE EVERYDAY WORLD?

    So, how do you do a quick recognition of someone who has a personality disorder, rather than just someone who is having an issue in a very limited area of their life? Bill Eddy, in his book “It’s All YourFault ! 12 Tips for Managing People Who Blame Others for Everything”, explains it like this. When someone with a personality disorder has a conflict or a problem, he gets M.A.D. – he has a ...
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  • The The Narcissist You Meet Every

    Books on narcissism, and the culture of narcissism are all around us. Every day we have many opportunities to promote ourselves on Facebook, Twitter. If you don’t like the price that you agreed to for your airline ticket, immediately Twitter about it, because the chances are reasonable that you will have an airline representative contacting you offering you money to stop putting negative comments ...
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  • PART III - GASLIGHTING IN A DIVORCE

    In a divorce, the shifting psychological dynamics come up in many ways. The most obvious is when child custody is strongly contested between the two parents. If there is an abusive relationship to begin with, or a relationship where there is not a balance of emotional power between the parties, then causing self-doubt in a person who already has self-doubt has obvious gains for the person making ...
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