Author: Aileen O'Leary

When Your Ex Moves On With Another Man How to Feel Genuinely Happy Without Faking It

It’s like a punch in the gut. A punch in the gut EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. For the most part, that’s what it’s like when your ex moves on. It can be indescribably painful to see her smiling face as she wraps her arms around another man. You know that you should be happy for her and tell the kids how wonderful it is that Mommy has found someone that makes her so happy. Yipee! You also know that what you really want to do is wallow in your anger, jealousy and/or resentment. But what should you do? Acknowledge That Your...

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Back to School Tips for Divorced Dads How to Participate in Your Kid’s Education

Navigating school as a divorced couple can be tricky but here are some back to school tips to ease you into it.   School has traditionally been mom’s territory, but it  doesn’t have to be. And frankly, it shouldn’t be. During a divorce, some mothers use school as a way to keep dad at arm’s length. Others naturally take over and don’t realize that they’re shutting dad out. This year, use our list of back to school tips for dads to plan how you’re going to participate in your kids’ education. It’s important for their academic success but also for...

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Manly Self-Sufficiency is Crap! How and Why To Rely On Your Friends During Divorce

The idea seems to be that manly self-sufficiency is desirable, and when it comes to divorce a real man can easily go it alone. But guess what? That’s total crap! No matter how strong you think you are, you should not try to survive your divorce alone. Nobody can be that self-sufficient. During a divorce, you need your friends more than ever. If you mention divorce, people cringe. It is universally acknowledged as an awful time in any man’s life. Through the movies, we’ve been told that women going through a divorce get together with their friends, drink wine...

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Seize This Summer Season for Your New Start It’s Time to Enjoy Your Life After Divorce

Just like the seasons cycle through each year and bring new and exciting changes, we can create seasons in our lives. This summer season is the perfect time to start. With the beginning of the summer upon us, with its vitality and new growth, it’s the perfect time to seize the opportunity to ramp up your life after divorce.  Why Summer is Prime Time  There is something amazing about summer. Whether you get to take time off or not, you will always think about how you spent summers in your childhood. With the sun shining and everybody walking around...

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Maximizing Visitation with Free Summer Activities Fun Stuff That Works for Kids of All Ages

With summer right around the corner, you’ve probably already negotiated how long the kids are going to stay with you. Time to plan some summer activities for your clan. Maybe they’re coming for several weeks, or maybe you’re sticking to the regular routine of weekends. Particularly if you’re sticking to a normal schedule, it’s easy to think that everything will stay the same. It won’t. When kids are on summer vacation they know it and they need to be entertained all the time. The problem is that entertainment can come with a hefty price tag. The good news is...

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