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Articles By Nicole Myers, MS, LPC

Should we wait for our children to move out before we get divorced?
Posted on June 13th by Nicole Myers, MS, LPC

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Hi! I'm Nicole Myers Licensed Professional Counselor and were going to talk today about the subject of divorce.  In my career, I speak to many people who have been affected by a divorce.  In fact, most people I talk to have been affected by divorce; one way or another.  We all know someone whose parents have been divorced, whose children are divorced or maybe we ourselves have been divorced. 

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What if my family or friends do not support me and my choice to get a divorce?
Posted on June 5th by Nicole Myers, MS, LPC

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Hi, I'm Nicole Myers, Licensed Professional Counselor. If you would like to know more about me or my colleagues, please check out our introductions available in video, audio or text.

The question today is: What do I do if my family or friends do not support me and my choice to get a divorce?

If you're contemplating divorce, your marriage is failing. This is going to be very difficult for you because you've been seeking support from people who are not encouraging you to do the…

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I did not see the divorce coming: How do I deal with the shock, sadness and pain of this betrayal?
Posted on May 26th by Nicole Myers, MS, LPC

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Hi, I'm Nicole Myers, Licensed Professional Counselor. In my career, as I've mentioned before, I speak with a lot of people who have dealt with or are dealing with divorce. Whether we chose it, or someone has chosen it in our lives, it affects most people in our generation.  

 The question for today is: My significant other just told me they wanted a divorce. I did not see this coming. how do I handle the shock, sadness and pain of this betrayal?Read the full story and leave comments. »


How do I tell my significant other I want a divorce
Posted on May 3rd by Nicole Myers, MS, LPC

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Hi! I'm Nicole Myers Licensed Professional Counselor and were going to talk today about the subject of divorce.  In my career, I speak to many people who have been affected by a divorce.  In fact, most people I talk to have been affected by divorce; one way or another.  We all know someone whose parents have been divorced, whose children are divorced or maybe we ourselves have been divorced. 

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What is the best way to communicate with my significant other during a divorce?
Posted on February 7th by Nicole Myers, MS, LPC

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Going through a divorce likely means you really don't want to interact with your ex-spouse at all. Avoiding communication may feel like a positive choice as it may allow you to put off possible confrontations. However, there will inevitably be things to discuss with your ex-spouse such as your children's schedule, financial separation and even who gets the dog to name a few. Putting off these discussions won't make them go away; the need to figure these things out…

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How do my ex and I figure out custody and placement of our children? What are the best options?
Posted on December 11th by Nicole Myers, MS, LPC

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It can be exhausting and painful to consider having less time with your children. You're used to seeing and caring for your children on a daily basis and now have to give up some of that placement time. You have been able to make decisions about your children's care within your household and now will need to share such custody choices. With divorce, you have to negotiate this unwanted change along with your own emotional, financial and physical adjustments. Having children together means…

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How do I get over depression and guilt after divorce?
Posted on December 4th by Nicole Myers, MS, LPC

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Divorce is a decision that impacts nearly all areas of our lives. It affects our financial status, where we live, who we spend time with and how we plan for our future, among other things. Divorce is a huge change and an ending to a part of our lives. Change can be very frightening and cause us much anxiety as we now face uncertainty about the future and unfulfilled expectations. There is loss of companionship, hopes, dreams and plans. Worse, we are half of the pair that made decisions which…

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How long is an appropriate amount of time to wait to start dating after my partner and I split up?
Posted on November 25th by Nicole Myers, MS, LPC

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Wouldn't it be great if someone could just give us a simple time schedule to follow? Unfortunately, and as you are probably already learning if you are asking this question, the answer is different for every individual; your timeline might not be the same as for others you know or even what others would like it to be. Fortunately, there are some clues to look for to help you decide when an appropriate time is to date for you.

Divorce is a huge, life-changing process. Don't rush. It…

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What could I have done to save my marriage?
Posted on October 2nd by Nicole Myers, MS, LPC

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This is a very difficult topic. Chances are if you are thinking this, you are feeling a lot of regret and guilt over the loss of your marriage. You may have felt you were doing everything you could but still failed to keep the marriage alive. Of course, it is easy to look back and see things differently than we did in the moment. So, could you have done things differently that might have saved the marriage, probably. But, then again, maybe it still wouldn't have…

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How do I know if divorce is the next step in my marriage? When should I give up?
Posted on October 1st by Nicole Myers, MS, LPC

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If you are asking yourself these questions, you are in a very uncomfortable position. Something is not working for you to feel your marriage is no longer a positive part of your life. You might also be having difficulty believing your marriage could be healthy, again. Marriages take work from both partners in order to last in any healthy way. When one or both partners lose that focus, it can be very difficult to find the value in the marriage.

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