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How to talk to a friend who is considering leaving her husband

My friend has asked me to have a conversation with her about whether she should leave her husband for a new man. I have a strong view: should I tell her and can I do so in a way that is constructive? What else should I consider about the content and format of what I say? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 - 27 answers

Mortgages after divorce/separation

What should I do with my mortgage amortization following separation from my husband? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 - 3 answers

Caveats for married couple about to share their house with divorcing friend?

What should we as a couple be aware of when letting our friend come to live with us during his separation? [more inside]
posted by lilyflower on Jun 1, 2010 - 15 answers

How does divorce really work

My husband and I are going through counseling after 12 years of marriage. It's possible that we won't make it. What are the practicalities of divorce, and how does it really work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Should I leave my wife?

Should I leave my wife??? I have doubted my feelings for her from day one... story below... This is lengthy, sorry... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2010 - 54 answers

Once-happily married man comes to find out he's a selfish jerk!

I'm married. I left. Intellectually I think this is a mistake. I KNOW I'm being selfish and short-sighted. That doesn't change how I feel right now though. I could really use some perspective. Some advice. Let me bore you with my story..... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2010 - 76 answers

Should two divorced women and their kids move in together?

Is it a good idea for two divorced women and our (total of three) little kids to move in together for safety, companionship and financial savings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2010 - 22 answers

How to cope with divroce proces when I'm a mess before the divorce even began?

Seeing a lawyer today for divorce information. How do I cope if there is no option but divorce? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on May 14, 2010 - 22 answers

Can the spouse of a British citizen request a divorce hearing in British courts?

Can the spouse of a British citizen request a divorce hearing in British courts? [more inside]
posted by gadha on May 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Is there a relationship between the length of a marriage and the length of its preceding relationship?

Where can I find statistics on how long a marriage lasts depending on how long the couple has known each other before tying the knot? Do rushed marriages last any less time than those of couples that have already lived together for a couple of years? Is the length of engagement a relevant factor as well? [more inside]
posted by omnigut on May 7, 2010 - 15 answers

I'm an adult, my parents are getting divorced. What do I do now?

Just received an email from my dad that my mom has found someone else and he's asked for a divorce. I need some advice on best practices for dealing with this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2010 - 12 answers

Speak up? or Shut up?

Okay, complicated child of divorce question. Context: back in 2008 my parents separated, they are still going through the divorce process. My dad told me the other day that his lawyer described this particular divorce as the worst he has seen in his 30 years as a lawyer. They were married for 34 years, have a 30 something daughter and two twenty something sons (one of them being me). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2010 - 17 answers

How do you prove you've been living apart for separation/divorce?

How do you prove you've been living apart for separation/divorce? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2010 - 12 answers

When is it ok for recent ex to introduce new boyfriend to children?

When is it ok for recent ex to introduce new boyfriend to young children (1 and 3)?? [more inside]
posted by gnash on Apr 11, 2010 - 32 answers

My mom Is Cheating On My Dad

How Am I Supposed To Feel About My Mom Cheating On My Dad? And Draining Family Money? (desperate for any help or advice) [more inside]
posted by xopaigexo on Apr 7, 2010 - 29 answers

Can they stay, with only one to pray?

What is the divorce rate for interfaith marriages? [more inside]
posted by Orange Pamplemousse on Mar 23, 2010 - 14 answers

Country song in reverse: you get your car back, you get your wife back, you get your dog back...

[DivorceFilter] How do you go about revising the financial terms of a divorce agreement, particularly when both parties are now in a different state than the one in which the divorce took place? [more inside]
posted by sheena is a sock puppet on Mar 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Choose Your Own Custody Schedule Adventure

Should we let our child choose the terms of his joint custody? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I know if I should get a divorce?

How did you know when your long-term relationship was over? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2010 - 39 answers

Friend needs divorce help ASAP

Washington State YANAL...A friend's husband just told her he wants a divorce (because he has a new girlfriend). She wants to stay married, he doesn't. He just cut off her credit cards. They have been married 20 years and have an older teenage kid. He told her to go find a job so she can support herself. She has never worked in her entire life. [more inside]
posted by MsKim on Mar 11, 2010 - 25 answers

Hum Rel/Law & Gov/Grab Bag: Is there Empirical Evidence of Benefits for the Child who is able to Interact with both Parents daily in a Divorced situation?

I need to find this. Very important to me. Is there empirical evidence relating to this question: Are there advantages for the children of divorced families being able to interact with both parents every day? If so, what are those benefits?--Again, in terms of citable evidence. [more inside]
posted by justrobin on Mar 5, 2010 - 3 answers

Advice needed on an amicable separation.

Advice needed on an amicable separation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2010 - 17 answers

Does it really happen nowadays that single men fall for a woman and they go after her regardless of her baggage (divorced with kids?)?

I feel like I will never have the type of a guy I desire because who wants a divorced woman with two kids? [more inside]
posted by lona_here on Mar 2, 2010 - 47 answers

Jumping de Fences

How do you ask your significant other personal questions without coming off as challenging? [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Feb 22, 2010 - 23 answers

When is it the least harmful for kids to divorce?

Our kids are 2 and 5. Their mom and I have a marriage that is clearly only lasting because we both love our kids so much and they need us. That said, we do NOT fight, either in front of the kids or alone. We just have a big ol' blank where the love used to be. On a daily basis we just basically ignore each other as much as possible and focus our energies on the kids. I do not foresee this lasting forever. However: When to break up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2010 - 40 answers

try to reunite or let him go

Divorce remorse... or something more? Can I try to make up with my ex-husband? Sad details to follow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Does this qualify for an annulment or divorce?

YANA(or my)L: does it looks like this marriage would qualify for an annulment or a divorce? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2010 - 13 answers

Divorce after Tragedy

Why is it when a child dies, the parents' relationship will often grow worse (many times leading to divorce) instead of stronger? [more inside]
posted by thisperon on Jan 21, 2010 - 21 answers

How to smooth step-childen (sort of) co-habitation?

Not the brady branch: I live in a household with my child and my boyfriend and his two children. We both have our respective children 4 days of the week (split custody with ex-spouses).... even though his kids live here more than with their mother - they do not think of it as "home" which is starting to unnerve me in many ways.... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2010 - 42 answers

My ex just married someone I'm worried about. Kids.

My ex just married someone I am worried about. He got out of jail this week, and has a history of meth use. There are two young children involved. [more inside]
posted by Invoke on Jan 5, 2010 - 50 answers

Losing Truck Without Losing My Shirt

Have: 2007 Toyota Tacoma pickup, $7000 in payments to go, good credit, and practically nothing in the bank. Need: $4000 in cash, something to drive, and good credit to remain intact. What's my best course of action? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2010 - 12 answers

How to have a serious relationship discussion when kids are involved

I just met someone I am really interested in dating, but who has kids. In general, I am OK with the idea, but I want to know the sorts of issues and questions I should bring up with this person to talk about it and understand the situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Divorcing a wife with schizophrenia

After 20+ years of marriage, my dad wants a divorce. Mom has schizophrenia. Please help me think through this awful situation... [very long] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2009 - 30 answers

Does an order of protection work outside the state it was taken out in?

Does an order of protection taken out in Virginia still apply in North Carolina? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Does my father really need to know my last name?

My father doesn't know my last name. Should I clue him in? How? [more inside]
posted by MuChao on Dec 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Can't find the wife.

How can I find out if I am still married? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2009 - 16 answers

"Fathers be good to your daughters / Daughters will love like you do"

Found long lost dad - now what? [more inside]
posted by rmm on Nov 27, 2009 - 7 answers

How do you save a marriage after an affair?

My world is destroyed after an affair. I desperately need advice. Its a long story... Please help. [more inside]
posted by wantstobeadesigner on Nov 26, 2009 - 54 answers

Divorce to Go

PFAF: Getting Divorced in Mexico? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Nov 25, 2009 - 1 answer

How do I cope and have best outcome for son in viscious custody battle?

Horrible custody battle about to begin. How do I cope and have the best outcome for my son? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2009 - 30 answers

Divorce, even if nothing is bad?

I (male) have been married for a number of years (~10). Nothing is necessarily bad about our marriage, but I've felt that we've been lacking passion since before we were married. It just never seemed to matter enough to be worth a divorce.. except that it does matter in the end. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2009 - 34 answers

Where's the former Mrs. Johnson now?

Whatever happened to Meriam al Khalifa? [more inside]
posted by December on Oct 22, 2009 - 2 answers

Why am I suddenly having these dreams?

Why have I suddenly started to dream about other women? [more inside]
posted by kleenkat on Oct 21, 2009 - 23 answers

Bad timing for a new relationship?

Has anyone ever pulled out a "goodbye- hope to see you in a couple of years"? and actually reunite after that? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 - 11 answers

You got married at what age?

I’m in the process of divorcing, and starting to date seriously again. The catch: I’m absurdly young to be in this situation. How and when to break the news to dates? [more inside]
posted by ripley_ on Oct 20, 2009 - 24 answers

Spousal credit repair?

What is the best way to help my spouse improve her credit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Learning to THRIVE alone after divorce.

After divorce, how can I learn to be a confident, whole individual without being in a relationship? I'm struggling with insecurity, I feel like there is a part of me missing, and I've gotten myself so worked up about it that I'm in a state of "analysis paralysis." Please help me break through that paralysis! [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on Oct 17, 2009 - 23 answers

When getting a divorce, how does a house with an underwater mortgage count towards dividing assets?

You're not my lawyer, but when getting a divorce, how does a house with an underwater mortgage count toward dividing assets? [more inside]
posted by cnc on Oct 11, 2009 - 11 answers

Looking for a Kick-ass Marriage Counsellor

Help me save my family. I am looking for a really good marriage counsellor in Edmonton, AB. Complications inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2009 - 7 answers

Paying spousal support painlessly?

How can I set up spousal support payments in the least painful way possible? [more inside]
posted by eleslie on Sep 29, 2009 - 19 answers

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