31 10, 2016

HBO’s ‘Divorce’ Traps Us in the Middle of a Bitter Feud

By | 2016-10-31T20:16:15+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Frances and Robert Dufresne hate each other; got it? Good. Welcome to Divorce, a caustic new HBO comedy from Catastrophe co-creator and star Sharon Horgan. Set in the casually wealthy enclave of Westchester County, Divorce tracks the escalating horror of Frances and Robert’s separation with a realistic lack of sentimentality. In the opening scene of [...]

24 10, 2016

How Men Can Help End Domestic Violence

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:51+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

'It’s up to us to speak up' When I was four years old, my father cracked me over the head with a rum bottle. It’s one of my earliest memories. I was defending my mother from one of my dad’s drunken, abusive tirades, and I was bold enough to step between them to protect her. [...]

24 10, 2016

These Two Men Share The Beautiful Story Of How Their Family Was Created

By | 2016-10-24T22:01:36+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Each Friday in September, RaiseAChild celebrates foster and adoptive parents who have chosen to place the needs of children ahead of their own in a special “Let Love Define Family®” series for Huffington Post Queer Voices. This is the last of five special series installments. James McKinney put his family together in a remarkable manner. [...]

24 10, 2016

Divorce Is Destroying Retirement

By | 2016-10-24T21:51:26+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Divorce in the U.S. surged in the 1970s and 1980s as the baby boomers reached adulthood. As they enter retirement, they’re still splitting up, and it’s having a disproportionate effect on women. Even as divorce rates for younger Americans have fallen, failed marriages among people over 50 doubled from 1990 to 2010, according to Bowling Green State University’s National [...]

17 10, 2016

Nearing retirement and thinking about divorce? What to consider

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:51+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Half of the marriages in the U.S. do not, in fact, end in divorce. Research has debunked that common perception. Over the past couple of decades, the divorce rate has been heading down, with one exception. Those over age 50 have seen their divorce rate double since 1990, according to the National Center for Family & [...]

17 10, 2016

Domestic Violence & Child Custody Myths: These Beliefs Will Hurt Families More Than Help Them

By | 2016-10-17T17:49:34+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The reality is that many families face domestic violence and child custody issues. In the United States, the statistics stacking up on beating, abuse and confusion among children have grown alarming. The impact of domestic violence can lead to post-traumatic stress that a child could manifest even in adulthood. Why this problem prevails is partly [...]

14 10, 2016

Remarrying? Update your estate plan

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:51+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Engaged couples aren't likely to find "update the estate plan" on many prewedding checklists, but it's an important to-do — especially if the upcoming marriage isn't your first, or if you have kids from a prior relationship. Many Americans have made a second or third trip down the aisle. In 2013, 40 percent of marriages [...]

12 10, 2016

Preventing Domestic Violence Is Everyone’s Business

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:51+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

One of the greatest joys of working on a university campus is being surrounded by young adults full of ambition and promise. One of the greatest heartbreaks is knowing that many of them have been or will be the victims of one of the most serious public health issues of our time—domestic violence. We see [...]

11 10, 2016

Heartbroken Parents Left Paying Child Support After Surrogate Keeps Their Baby Girl: ‘I Spend Every Day Thinking of Her,’ Says Mom

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:51+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Barbara and David (who’ve asked that their last name not be used) weren’t just going to hire any surrogate when they were looking to expand their family. The couple, who were already parents to three children, wanted a woman who was in a happy marriage and also wished that both the surrogate and her husband [...]

11 10, 2016

A Valentine’s Day Wedding Comes With Higher Divorce Odds

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:51+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

If you're thinking of tying the knot this Feb. 14, the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany, has published new findings that may curb your enthusiasm. That's the lead story in this week's research wrap, which also looks at how Britons struggle to make heads or tails of what their central bank is saying and the [...]