Author: Melissa Ricker

Getting Your Life Back on Track as a Newly Divorced Dad Divorce Advice for Men on Organizing and Prioritizing

If you’re newly divorced, you know better than anyone how much life changes once the papers are signed. And those changes are magnified when children are involved. When there are two parents helping out with daily responsibilities, chores can be divided and conquered as a team. Now as a divorced dad, you are probably wondering how you will ever manage the entire household on your own. Here are a few simple strategies for getting organized and prioritizing so that you can live a fulfilling new life as a single parent Get it Out of Your Head Parenting itself can...

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A Modern Man’s Guide to Prenuptial Agreements Planning for the Best, Preparing for the Worst

Talking about prenuptial agreements may seem like the least romantic discussion to have with your bride to be in the weeks or months preceding the big wedding day. I get that. Who starts to plan for a divorce before even saying “I do?” The thought of mentioning the words to your starry-eyed lover may send shivers up your spine, but with more than half of marriages in our country ending in divorce, it may just be the smartest conversation you ever choose to have. Prenuptial contracts aren’t just for celebrities and millionaires. They make sense for a lot of...

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Why You MUST Review Your Auto Insurance During Divorce Three Reasons You Can’t Afford to Wait

As you work your way through the divorce process, you’ll need to consider division of property, finances, and even your auto insurance. It isn’t easy going through a divorce, but it’s essential that you close all of the loops to avoid big trouble – and big expenses – down the line. Car insurance is an area you can’t afford to leave for last. And, by the way, when’s the last time you actually read your insurance policy? Top Three Reasons You Can’t Afford to Wait So you are separated, or in the divorce process and think you’re still completely...

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Tired of Casual Dating After Divorce? 8 Ways to Make Sure You’re Ready for Love

Looking for love after a divorce can be daunting. The prospect of starting all over may seem unnerving, but at some point, you may wonder if you’re ready. The internet is full of advice on dating after divorce, but the reality is that there are no rules. It will be different for every person. Are you tired of casual encounters? Ready to consider being part of a couple again? By evaluating yourself first, you may be able to avoid additional heartache down the line. If you think you might be ready to put yourself out there again, ask yourself...

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Four Fast Ways to Ruin Your Relationship Words That Can Get You Kicked to the Curb

“Death and Life are in the Power of the Tongue” (Proverbs 18:21) The old proverb is referring to the power of the words that we speak to each other. Okay, maybe it isn’t life or death we are talking about here, but words can definitely ruin your relationship, and make the difference between being called “husband” or being known as the “ex-husband.” There are four words in particular that can wreck your marriage and get you kicked to the curb. Words that Will Ruin Your Relationship Words are incredibly powerful. They have the ability to inspire people to do...

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