Georgia Divorce and 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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Why Do Some People Stay in Relationships That Make Them Miserable?

Everybody knows of at least one couple that does not belong together, and yet, can’t seem to cut ties. These partners are clearly miserable, and they make everybody around them uncomfortable. Why, then, if their incompatibility is so obvious, do they continue to stick it out? A few key reasons are highlighted below. Fear of […]

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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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Moving On After Divorce – Be Careful

As a recent divorcee, you’re eager to start fresh. You may have already set a few ambitious goals. There’s nothing inherently wrong with forging a new path, but be careful: the wrong approach could result in additional suffering. When Goal Setting Doesn’t Work In a culture of New Year’s resolutions, we simply assume that ambitious […]

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How to Process Your Jealousy When Your Ex-Spouse Starts Dating Again

No matter how necessary your divorce, you’re bound to feel at least a twinge of jealousy when your ex hits the dating market. After years, even decades together, you feel a certain sense of possessiveness. Follow these steps to process your jealousy and move on with your life: Acknowledge That Your Feelings Are Valid Just […]

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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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