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  • How to Rebuild Trust: To the Spouse Who Was Cheated On

    || 1-Apr-2015

    After finding out that your spouse was having an affair, you may be wrestling with a mixture of feelings, including shock, devastation, betrayal, and terrible hurt. You may have suspected something was going on all along or been completely blindsided by the revelation or news. Whatever situation you are in, the good news is that your marriage is not beyond repair. Yes, your spouse must be willing ...
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  • How to Rebuild Trust: To the Spouse Who Was Unfaithful

    || 31-Mar-2015

    Choosing to commit an affair is no easy decision. Most spouses wrestle through frustration, guilt, and bitterness even in the midst of an affair. If your spouse has just found out that you cheated on them, all of these feelings may be rushing to the surface, with shame or regret becoming increasingly overwhelming. While it may seem like your world is turned upside down with no course of relief, ...
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  • The topic of listening is far from unfamiliar for most spouses, friends, and family members. "Are you even listening to what I'm saying?" It is a common question in most households and if we are being honest, the answer is usually "no." But why is this? Even more importantly, can this be the year we resolve to become better listeners? In a recent article posted in the Wall ...
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  • This, the third in our series of six articles, is my analysis of how most couples allow marital bliss to go adrift to the point where they believe divorce is the only option. We define what makes a good relationship and how it can change over time in ways so subtle that couples miss the warnings, until the “Danger Ahead: Road Ends” sign appears. We will discuss our take on good ...
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  • In Part 1 of this article, I spent a lot of time explaining how my past as an elementary school teacher and Sylvan Learning Center owner helped me understand the Power of Positive Thinking in getting through tough times, using children as the example. In a divorce, the children go through one of their toughest times. We also mentioned the role of the parents in the success of helping their ...
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  • Why I Believe in the Power of Positive Thinking in Divorce

    || 5-Feb-2014

    I recently heard of a survey taken in 2012 quoting that 77% of marriages in Orange County end in divorce. To me that is a staggering statistic and also an American tragedy. It got me thinking about our practice here at CMD and why I even got into this facet of the law. It also forced me to think about what I have learned from my many years of practical experience that may be helpful to divorcing ...
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  • What it Takes to Keep Your Marriage Healthy

    || 8-Aug-2011

    This week I’m highlighting an article by Lisa Oz, Dr. Mehmet Oz’s wife. She is the author of Us: Transforming Ourselves and the Relationships That Matter Most, and in this brief article talks about her viewpoint on 3 important things you can do to keep your marriage healthy. They all revolve around strategies to stay connected with your partner. Here is a sneak peek at her 3 ...
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  • Can You Stay Married If You Are Not Fulfilled?

    || 3-Jun-2011

    I’ve seen a lot in the press recently about “low conflict”, semi-happy but not fulfilling marriages. The statistics show that 55%-65% of these types of marriages end in divorce. This week’s highlighted article suggests that instead of divorce or remaining unhappily married, couples might try to create their own definition of a “happy marriage”. Since the ...
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  • How to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

    || 1-Apr-2011

    Okay, so it’s April Fool’s Day and I thought I might take a lighter approach to our blog this week. I came across this article in Real Simple magazine about how to divorce-proof your marriage. It’s a somewhat tongue-in-cheek article from a couple of happily wed comedians. I laughed, but even through the comedy of the article, there are some genuine nuggets of good advice here. I ...
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