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Dr. Stephanie Craig
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Divorce (Overview)

Divorce is a situation in which a married couple becomes unmarried to one another. Divorce is a risk factor for many emotional (psychological) and socioeconomic problems.


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How do I keep my sanity during a divorce?

How do I keep my sanity during a divorce?

Seeing a therapist: It is both permissible and recommended to get counseling during a divorce. These records are private and confidential and not subject to review by courts unless the circumstances are extreme (abuse of a child, neglect etc). Courts and attorneys often won't listen to you, they just want to settle the matter. You will be heard in therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephanie Craig
193 doctors shared insights

Divorce (Overview)

Divorce is a situation in which a married couple becomes unmarried to one another. Divorce is a risk factor for many emotional (psychological) and socioeconomic problems.


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How do most kids of divorce view their stepsiblings?

How do most kids of divorce view their stepsiblings?

Varies: Stepfamilies can be complicated, and relationships with step-sibs can be hard at first - there may be competition, jealousy, or simply fear and insecurity. Reactions may also depend on family dynamics and the personality traits of the sibs. Some gow strong bonds, and just as with real sibs, some are more distant or dont get along. Age where families merge and age of sibs also plays a role. ...Read more

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How does getting divorced affect one's mental health?

How does getting divorced affect one's mental health?

Divorce = major life: change, therefore, it impacts on mental health. If U initiated the divorce & wanted out of the relationship, it'll B easier, at least initially, than if Ur partner filed 4 divorce. If U were't expecting it & wanted 2 remain married, it'll B more difficult 2 accept. You may feel depressed, angry &/or confused. Therapy & support groups can help 4 U & Ur children build a new healthy life. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid the upcoming divorce court case?

Be calm: Court cases for divorce can be anxiety provoking to say the least. You may benefit from meeting with a Psychologist to discuss your options, how to respond to certain types of questions or issues. ...Read more

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I don't love my husband, how do I tell him i want a divorce?

Be honest: You may benefit from a session with a Psychologist to go over the best means of delivering this information. Often in these cases, I like to review some history to see if telling someone is potentially risky or dangerous and then develop a plan. ...Read more

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I feel like my kids lives are ruined by my divorce, how do I deal with the guilt?

Have you considered: Therapy? This would be something you could do for yourself that may make a real positive difference. Take care. ...Read more

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Liquor is passing out once in a month nd in divorce nd it gets so wety that I can't tolerate?

Liquor is passing out once in a month nd in divorce nd it gets so wety that I can't tolerate?

See doctor: I am not sure of some of your concerns in your question, but you appear to certainly be depressed and may be using liquor as "self medication." You need to see a Doctor and get some counseling and treatment started quickly to help you through these trying times in your life. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I want a divorce, but i'm afraid to tell him. How do I go about it without him convincing me to stay again?

Counseling.: There are several possible approaches. One can seek the advice of a divorce attorney, a therapist or even ones physician if there is an established patient/physician relationship. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some questions in regards to the statement: well he would have never gotten divorced if he treated her right!?

What to do if I have some questions in regards to the statement: well he would have never gotten divorced if he treated her right!?

Try this fact...: An older couple is more likely to divorce if the wife gets seriously ill, but not if the husband does, a new study finds. University of Michigan researchers looked at 20 years of data on 2717 marriages of couples age 50 and older. Even though more husbands fell ill during this time, there were significantly more divorces when the wife got sick. (Ref: aarp.org/bulletin) ...Read more

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Can a dr recommend some sort of meetings for people getting divorced or dealing with and gone through a divorce. Somewhere in Staten Island please?

Can a dr recommend some sort of meetings for people getting divorced or dealing with and gone through a divorce. Somewhere in Staten Island please?

Divorce support: Search online or look in your local paper for a divorce support group. Also check with your local Y. Support groups are a great way to cope with the divorce process. All the best. ...Read more