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Parental Alienation: Part 2

Posted in Divorce Process, Domestic Violence, Parenting, Children & Divorce

Hi there, Parental alienation in the divorce process may be an unavoidable fact of life.  Bad situations can make good people behave in destructive ways, and, of course, not everyone pursuing divorce is a good person. As I started to discuss in my last post, there seems to me to be a dramatic increase in the number of divorce cases… Continue Reading

Domestic Violence Revisited

Posted in Domestic Violence

Hi there, I hope you all had a terrific Fourth of July!  I also hope that you were not a victim of domestic violence over a long, hot holiday weekend. I came across some statistics for San Francisco recently which were pretty shocking.  They reflected an increase in domestic violence reporting, due to a local… Continue Reading

Domestic Violence in the News

Posted in Celebrity Trash, Domestic Violence

Hi there, The news has been full of the sad story of football player Jovan Belcher shooting his baby’s mother 9 times, then driving to the practice field and killing himself in front of his coaches. There has been lots of punditry surrounding football and concussions, guns, drugs and alcohol, and even mental illness, but not so much discussion of… Continue Reading

Tip # 4 of the Top 5 To-Do’s When You Want to Divorce: How to Leave Your Lover

Posted in Divorce Planning, Domestic Violence

Hi there, I suppose I shouldn’t joke about this, but believe me, you will need to cultivate a black sense of humor to get through the divorce process. Telling your spouse that you want a divorce is a deeply personal decision and everyone’s circumstances are different.  You may already be having fights where you both threaten… Continue Reading

Tiger’s troubles

Posted in Celebrity Trash, Domestic Violence

Hi there, With all the speculation in the news and gossip media about what may, or may not, have happened at Tiger Woods’ home last week, it seems a timely moment to discuss the Massachusetts Abuse Prevention laws. Domestic abuse is a horrible and pervasive thing. It devastates not only the direct victim but the… Continue Reading

Monday’s Miscellany

Posted in Adultery, Celebrity Trash, Domestic Violence

Hi there! I hope you all had a terrific Thanksgiving.  Back to the real world now … A friend sent me this map of unemployment statistics (originally written by Latoya Egwuekwe and published by the American Observer), which outlines the Geography of a Recession, by month and county/state.  It is real clear that a lot of… Continue Reading

Domestic Violence

Posted in Domestic Violence

Hi There, Along with many folks my age I have been watching the news regarding Chris Brown and Rhianna with a jaded sense of "here we go again, another classic case of domestic violence playing itself out in the media."  Then the other night I heard a truly terrifying statistic - a poll of 200 Boston… Continue Reading