DC Divorce & Family Law

Am I Really Considering Separation and Divorce?

          By Guest Blogger, Elizabeth Perwin, LCSW-C The decision to end a marriage is huge.  Sometimes there are compelling reasons to do so, and it’s a healthy conclusion to protracted pain and suffering. Sometimes marriages end because couples get frustrated by the inevitable emotional gridlock that intimate relationships create.  All couples eventually […]

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Is There a Divorce Gene? What Role Does Genetics Play in Divorce?

Ample research indicates that children with divorced parents are more likely to also divorce. Previously, experts assumed that children simply modeled their parents’ relationship patterns, thereby increasing the likelihood of dissolution. New evidence, however, turns this version of nature versus nurture on its head. Genetics likely plays a greater role in divorce than once assumed, […]

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Separating While Going Through a Major Medical Event—Survival Strategies

Cancer, autoimmune diseases and other medical struggles can strain even the strongest marriages. Some couples manage to pull through, while others find the difficulties impossible to weather together. Divorce can provide ample relief for couples struggling through medical catastrophe, but it also adds new burdens. The healthy spouse may be forced to divorce on grounds […]

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