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8 Heartbreaking Divorce Drawings

8 Heartbreaking Divorce Drawings | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Kids' Turn, a divorce education program located in San Francisco, encourages children grappling with their parents' split to express their feelings through art.
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Truly heartbreaking ... 

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How Can Couples Avoid the Pitfalls That Threaten a Second Marriage? - Huffington Post

How Can Couples Avoid the Pitfalls That Threaten a Second Marriage? - Huffington Post | Staying Together | Scoop.it
How Can Couples Avoid the Pitfalls That Threaten a Second Marriage?

Via Brenda Elliott
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Excellent, practical advice on how to navigate the pitfalls of a second marriage, and the stepfamily that often accompanies it. 

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Second Marriage Guide: How To Stay Together

Second Marriage Guide: How To Stay Together | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Here are ten very useful tips for keeping your marriage together, in spite of the challenges. This gives some honest down-to-earth, based on experience, and offers hope.
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I wrote this article from my own experience as a person entering  a second marriage. Some practical advice on making it work. 

 

One tip: say "I love you" at least once  a day! 

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Happy Fatherless Day

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As marriage declines, fewer fathers will have real relationships with their children.

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Marriage is the still the very best way for fathers to have a relationship with their children. A valid argument for marriage if I ever heard one! 

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Coalition For Divorce Reform — Increasing awareness of the negative impact of divorce

Coalition For Divorce Reform — Increasing awareness of the negative impact of divorce | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Increasing awareness of the negative impact of divorce
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This organization helps to make people aware of the negative consequences of divorce. 

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Emotional Adultery: How Husbands and Wives Disrespect Each Other

Emotional Adultery: How Husbands and Wives Disrespect Each Other | Staying Together | Scoop.it
NE Florida Premier Christian Media Gateway: A Jacksonville, Florida, Christian Articles, Blogs & Christian Business Directory,Online Bible Studies, Bookstore, JC On Point Christian Youth & Singles (RT @GlobalPrayer: Emotional Adultery: How Husbands...

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Agreed! Adultery is more than just sex!

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Top 10 Reasons Divorce is Not the Answer | Parenting Squad

Top 10 Reasons Divorce is Not the Answer | Parenting Squad | Staying Together | Scoop.it

This briliantly written piece gives ten real, solid reasons that it's better to stay married, than get a divorce. How about  teaching your kids that your comfort is more important than them? 

 

 

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Must read for everyone. Divorce really isn't an answer for all of life's problems. Awesome read!

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Parental Divorce Negatively Affects Later Parent/Child Relationships

Parental Divorce Negatively Affects Later Parent/Child Relationships | Staying Together | Scoop.it
When children experience parental divorce, they are more likely to have insecure relationships with their parents once they grow into adults.
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When small children experience the break up of their family, they are effected in a traumatic way, losing the trust they have in the world as they know it. A new study confirms this truth, putting to bed the lie that kids just "get over it." No they don't! 

 

 

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Study: Having More Siblings Might Protect You From Divorce

Study: Having More Siblings Might Protect You From Divorce | Staying Together | Scoop.it
On Tuesday morning, three sociology professors from Ohio State University presented an intriguing result at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association:

 

Having more siblings reduces your chances of getting divorced as an adult.


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Interesting study that shows a connection between having more siblings and being less likely to divorce. It actually makes sense, because you are more open to dealing with a wide variety of people and personalities. You also have more experience in conflict resolution. 

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The Advice I Needed, but Didn't Get - Room for Debate

The Advice I Needed, but Didn't Get - Room for Debate | Staying Together | Scoop.it
I fought to save my marriage, when some of my friends said I should run.

 

What if more people supported our decisions, instead of judging them?

 

By Beverly Willett.


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When this woman wanted to save her marriage, and forgive, her friends did not support her. She wanted that support. 

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Laura Brown's comment, August 5, 2013 3:54 PM
You can't support a friend when you are sure she is wrong. A real friend can only give the truth as she sees it. The people who just tell you what you want to hear are not true friends.
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16 Ways I Blew My Marriage

16 Ways I Blew My Marriage | Staying Together | Scoop.it
I've had two failed marriages now which means I'm not the one you should come to for marriage advice. But don't blow it advice? I've got plenty.
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Love this advice! 

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The impact of divorce - Maybe 'I do'

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Nine negative impacts (2013/126)

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Researchers say that divorce can affect children in nine different ways. Do you know what they are? Interesting article for those parents contemplating divorce.

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Ten Reasons NOT To Get A Divorce

Ten Reasons NOT To Get A Divorce | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Ten very good reasons not to divorce, from someone who's been there. If you have a choice, consider the cost before you make this life-changing decision.
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This is an an article my husband asked me to write, to encourage couples NOT to divorce, by considering the cost. He suggested it because he wanted others to avoid the pain he had gone through in his divorce. As a divorcee, myself, I also was aware of the pain of the breakup of a marriage. 

 

The article has received a lot of feedback since its writing two years ago. Many were thankful for the insights, but some were offended by the straightforward message.  I am was glad to be part of an article that seemed to affect many people. 

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