The demise of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's 13-year marriage had many people wondering how the "perfect" couple could have gone so wrong. There is no explanation for it when a marriage this public breaks up, but given two other recent splits — Ben and Jen and Scott and Kourtney — one can't help but wonder if the one thing all three couples had in common — three young children — was part of it.Read Full Story
No one expects divorce to be a smooth ride. One minute it can feel like you’re spinning your wheels and going nowhere, and the next it can feel like you’re getting thrown around like a rag doll. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what’s causing all the difficulties. Is your ex being obstinate? Is his lawyer making things unnecessarily complicated? Are your own emotions subconsciously gumming up the process? Maybe. Or maybe not.Read Full Story
Divorce cases can sometimes be hard on children, especially if it's a highly contentious one between parents. For many families, it takes a judge to help figure out visitation and custody arrangements. But many are crying out over a Michigan judge who decided that being placed in juvenile detention was the best course of action for three children who refused to visit their father.Read Full Story
The Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck split is splashed across every major newspaper in the United States, and everyone is talking about it. Most of the talk is of the "it's so sad" variety. And it is. But it also really, really isn't.Read Full Story
At first, I felt like my painful childhood growing up with a mentally ill parent would destine me to fail as a mom. As I've opened up and grown into my three years of parenting, I find the opposite to be true. A rough childhood can make you a more sensitive, empathetic and openhearted parent, if you let it.Read Full Story
Growing up, I had the stereotypical type of parents you would see in a bad movie. Lazy dad that sits on the couch and watches sports, nagging mother frantically trying to keep the family together. A marriage that was quite obvious in its misery, with not a single kiss or touch to store in my memory.Read Full Story
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