When is the “right time” to separate?

Maybe you know you need to end your marriage, but you can’t quite figure out the “right time” to do it. If so, you’re far from alone.  It’s important to realize that the “right” timing depends so much on your individual circumstances, and that it’s not always practical, or even possible, to end it when […]

Can Your Marriage Be Fixed, or Should You End It?

Just as gym memberships spike each January, so do calls to divorce lawyers. It’s prime resolution time right now; whether the goal is shedding extra pounds or casting off the dead weight of a bad relationship, there’s no time like the New Year to make much-needed changes in your life. But there’s obviously one big, […]

Why Do Men End Marriages?

Over the years, I’ve had hundreds of men unburden themselves to me as we go about the painful task of resolving their divorce issues. Often, it seems, their wives have been too wrapped up in their own marital grievances to stop, take a minute, and consider these grievances from their husbands’ point of view (and, […]

Before you vent about your husband…read this!

Moms who are the primary caregivers for their kids often have one or more of the following gripes about their husbands: Feeling unappreciated, feeling that their husbands have no clue how exhausting their lives are, being asked, “so, what do you do all day, anyway?”, being highly educated yet sacrificing hours each day to thankless, […]

Why Living Beyond Your Means Can Mean Big Relationship Trouble

Debt is a huge problem for families these days.  In recent weeks, newspapers like Toronto’s The Globe and Mail have been highlighting disturbing household finance trends, featuring families with maxed-out credit who are living so close to the line that one missed paycheque has the potential to sink them.  Sadly, these articles come as no surprise to me. In the vast […]