Women: Does your recent raise or job change mean that you now earn more money than your male spouse? Is your spouse working part-time to finish school or participate in child care because your career is on more stable ground and more financially viable than his?
Is your marriage withering away under the strain of something unspoken? Psychologists refer to certain traits in couples as silent "relationship killers." These are issues that come between couples over time -- without necessarily even being noticed at first.
If you and your spouse have decided to split and have agreed to resolve all of your issues in order to have an uncontested divorce, there are a few things that you still need to do as a couple before you proceed -- if you hope for things to go smoothly.
On any given day, life can seem totally overwhelming. There's work stress, kid stress, school stress, money stress and health issues to deal with -- so how do you manage to cope when your marriage stress turns into a divorce?
Twenty years ago, if you heard that someone was going to celebrate their divorce, you probably figured that meant they were going to go out to a bar with a few good friends and tie one on.
Everybody needs a support system during a divorce. But finding the people who will be there for you through these dark days may be harder than you initially realize at the beginning of your journey.
Going into your divorce, you need to have a plan for how you're going to rebuild your life -- financially, physically and emotionally -- once the divorce is done.
For parents, the hardest part of a divorce may be the effect it has on their children.
It takes strength to leave an unhappy marriage. People sometimes think of divorce as a failure of sorts, but the reality is that it's much easier to stay in a dysfunctional relationship and maintain the status quo than it is to leave one and start again.
How do you keep your divorce costs down to a minimum?