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Property issue with my ex-fiancee

Property issue with my ex-fiancee [more inside]
posted by allelopath on Jan 24, 2012 - 37 answers

Religious advice on divorce ... from my employer

I went to a counseling session at the employee assistance program at the midwestern U.S. state college that I work at, and the handout that I received is religious. I'm not, and it made me uncomfortable. How do I approach this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2012 - 33 answers

Is this really what I want?

If this divorce is really what I want, why do I keep second-guessing myself? [more inside]
posted by tryniti on Jan 16, 2012 - 32 answers

Wedding etiquette regarding invites and rsvp

My partner was not invited to my friend's wedding yet my ex-husband and his new girlfriend are. Bride and Groom to be were both invited and attended ex and my wedding previously. I live with my partner and its a serious relationship. My ex-husbands gf is now pregnant. I find this all upsetting. How should I respond? [more inside]
posted by Under the Sea on Jan 13, 2012 - 67 answers

What do you wish you knew before you committed to a relationship with a divorced person who has a child?

What do you wish you knew before you committed to a relationship with a divorced person who has a child? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Jan 12, 2012 - 21 answers

What’s my takeaway for an intense online conversation that suddenly ended?

I’m recently divorced and confused about an online situation that resolved amicably. I’m not sure how to think about it; however, I want to know if I made some obvious mistake so I won’t repeat it in the future. [more inside]
posted by Fierce clam on Jan 11, 2012 - 15 answers

In search of a calendar web app that requires agreement before items can be created or changed?

Do you know of a calendar web app that requires agreement before items can be created / rescheduled? [more inside]
posted by planetthoughtful on Jan 5, 2012 - 6 answers

My ex-wife has started telling me things after our sons visitation with me that can't be true.

My ex-wife is making up lies to take away my visitation time with my son. Do I need to consult my lawyer right away? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2012 - 18 answers

Dating advice for my best friend

What advice can I give to my best friend about her relationship with a man who is separated. [more inside]
posted by i_wear_boots on Dec 30, 2011 - 14 answers

How do wills work?

What is the standard way that divorced parents with new partners (who also have children) organise their wills? [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Dec 28, 2011 - 5 answers

How can a father leave his family yet remain a father?

This is not going to be pretty. I need to know if there is any way for me to maintain a life with my children if I cannot maintain one with my wife. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2011 - 91 answers

Staying Friends

Two weeks ago, my partner of 7 years informed me that we are no longer a couple. We are going to continue to live together for now, with no plans to change the living arrangements. So far, things have been quite amicable between us, and I would like that to continue. What can I do to help us handle this with grace and maturity? [more inside]
posted by yesster on Dec 25, 2011 - 8 answers

Baby making

Baby making with a man who was previously married and has young children of his own. [more inside]
posted by i_wear_boots on Dec 22, 2011 - 16 answers

I know it's the right thing to do. Why don't they?

How do I handle the reaction of my family and (people I thought of as) close friends to the news of my divorce? Lots of special snowflakes ahead. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2011 - 27 answers

Life moves on

What do you wish you had known before you separated from your spouse? [more inside]
posted by postel's law on Dec 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Can severe stress and anxiety really lead to erectile dysfunction? How long does it last and what can I do to improve it?

Can severe stress and anxiety really lead to erectile dysfunction? How long does it last and what can I do to improve it? Is it physical, or all mental? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Broaching the awkward/weird topic of marriage and divorce

I have a question about broaching the awkward/weird topic of marriage with my current SO. (Warning: I'm providing as much _anonymous_ backstory as I possibly can, please forgive any awkward grammar in view of this) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2011 - 21 answers

How do I explain being separated to future dates?

How/when do I explain that I'm separated to dates/on dates? I'm a good person, really! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2011 - 78 answers

When is it okay to keep the baggage in the bag?

Should I tell my (potential) new boyfriend about my marriage and divorce? Or can I keep this secret like I want to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 - 53 answers

Helping my sister through divorce?

How do I be the best most supportive brother I can while my sister is going through a divorce? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 - 14 answers

Help creating a healthy kidspace!

Looking for a printed explanation to give to my son and ex-daughter in-law why using their kids as cudgels against the other is bad for the kids. [more inside]
posted by Pecantree on Nov 13, 2011 - 7 answers

You're gone and that's it.

My estranged ex-husband committed suicide a month ago. I am unsure about whether I need grief counseling or not or how much good it's going to do me. [more inside]
posted by asockpuppet on Nov 12, 2011 - 22 answers

Money advice concerning division of investments in anticipation of divorce

Who or what should I be searching for as I attempt to get advice on how to equitably divide mutual funds, IRAs and TSP accounts in anticipation of a separation/divorce agreement? [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on Nov 12, 2011 - 8 answers

How did you tell others you were in an abusive relationship?

I realized last night that I need to get out of my emotionally abusive marriage. I'm really scared for a lot of reasons. For those of you who have been in my shoes, how did you "come out" to others about your situation? How did you cope with people who told you you brought it on yourself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2011 - 32 answers

I am looking for feminist theory that examines the economic impact of divorce on women.

FeministTheoryFilter: I am looking for feminist theory that examines the economic impact of divorce on women. [more inside]
posted by paulus andronicus on Oct 26, 2011 - 7 answers

How to cope with divorcing

A friend is getting divorced. He has been married about 8 years and has 3 kids under 6, one who is just months old. He and his wife are amicably dealing with this so far, though this was just determined yesterday. What advice do you have for him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2011 - 21 answers

What's my name? No, really, what's my name?

I changed my name. Or perhaps I did not. I'm not quite sure any more, and suddenly it matters quite a bit. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Should I get a divorce to protect my husband and child?

If I test positive for cancer, should I divorce my husband so I won't max out his insurance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Feel guilty for hurting my abuser

How do I deal with guilt, anger, and complicated emotions surrounding cheating on my abusive spouse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 - 32 answers

How do I take the first step towards ending my marriage?

I know it's time to leave my husband. But what's my first step? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 - 24 answers

Am I just being a selfish prick?

I'm leaving my wife. Am I just being a selfish prick? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 - 91 answers

I need advice on preparing for fallout.

Divorce & Custody Filter: I think my husband is trying to buy my daughter's affection. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2011 - 27 answers

How do I accept my divorce for what it is?

Now my divorce is really happening, how do I learn to accept this is the way its going to be now? [more inside]
posted by Under the Sea on Sep 26, 2011 - 12 answers

It can't get any worse, can it?

How do I plan my way out of this!? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Where can I travel & what therapy to seek after divorce?

I'm getting over an agonizing marriage and feeling lost. I need to do something therapeutic involving travel and/or therapy for a month or so. Can anyone with experience recommend an ideal place or plan? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2011 - 14 answers

Bird in a gilded cage, with a cuttlefish of infidelity and a newspaper floor of possible visa fraud

TL; DR: I think my marriage is at an end, and I need some coping strategies. May be the victim of visa fraud. No money for an attorney or another place to live. Help? Suck it up? [more inside]
posted by book 'em, danno on Sep 7, 2011 - 39 answers

Recommend a lawyer?

I'm looking for a lawyer in the Detroit Metro area (in or around Livonia) specializing in issues related to child custody and divorce. Any recommendations would be very much appreciated.
posted by kbanas on Sep 7, 2011 - 0 answers

Can I finish my divorce in 2011?

What happens if the "default clerk" kicks back a divorce? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Sep 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Divorcing a person with BPD

I need to end my marriage, but don't know how to tell my husband I want out, since I fear for my property and personal safety. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2011 - 41 answers

Changing my last name.

Changing my last name. How do I do it and how do I explain it? [more inside]
posted by saragoodman3 on Aug 31, 2011 - 46 answers

How do I prepare myself to file for divorce?

I am preparing to file for divorce from my husband. What should I be doing before actually filing to protect my interests and make sure that things go as smoothly as possible? And how does this even work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2011 - 15 answers

Marriage Counseling in Philadelphia?

Recommendations on marriage counselors in and around Philadelphia, PA? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2011 - 3 answers

what can i do for a sister in a bad situation?

How can I best support a sister who is getting divorced? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Legal wizards: How do I find out if these divorce papers are real?

Legal wizards: How do I find out if these divorce papers are real? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Aug 17, 2011 - 17 answers

He walked out, now what?

YANML and I'm not looking for legal advice but I'd like to know what rights/entitlements a stay-at-home mom of two in California has when her husband of 13 years walks out on her. [more inside]
posted by spare sock on Aug 15, 2011 - 20 answers

How to cope with my wife who's "fallen out of love" with me?

My wife and I married over 27 years ago when she and I were 25; we’d known each other for three years. Our marriage has had its ups and downs--in many cases, the "downs" were provided by her unwillingness/inability to communicate honestly and openly and by my anger at same as well as my on-and-off depression. That said, we always had fun and shared love. In particular, I always stuck in there during arguments in order to try to get her and us to a point of honest communication. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2011 - 38 answers

Ugly Divorce

How does an adult child deal with the divorce of their parents? [more inside]
posted by xopaigexo on Aug 11, 2011 - 16 answers

How to handle a workplace connection in the midst of divorce and downsizing (in other words, when I am crazed with loss?)

Divorce, downsizing and dealing with a workplace crush/connection: how do I behave like a grown-up when all I want to do is curl up under his desk and cry? [more inside]
posted by Fierce clam on Aug 10, 2011 - 14 answers

Just how bad of an idea is it to be dating a guy recently separated from his wife?

How fraught with peril is dating a married man with children who very recently separated from his seemingly unstable wife? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2011 - 37 answers

Can my wife, who signed the divorce decree, rescind on an uncontested divorce less than 24 hours before it would be finalized?

My wife decided to contest the divorce less than 24 hours before it would have been finalized. She had already signed all of the decrees. [more inside]
posted by mephesta on Aug 8, 2011 - 28 answers

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