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The importance of responsible parenting for divorced fathers

Being a parent can be hard regardless of one's marital status, but it is often particularly difficult for people who have gone through the breakup of a marriage. For Michigan parents trying to balance their careers, newly single social lives, and the needs of their children, it can be easy to neglect certain aspects of a child's care after divorce.

Michigan woman sentenced for driving into ex-husband's house

A 47-year-old Michigan woman will serve 30 days in jail, spend 18 months on probation and attend compulsory anger management classes after she was convicted of intentionally crashing her vehicle into her ex-husband's home. She admitted to driving into the house after it was awarded to her ex-husband in the couple's divorce. Her former spouse explained that they had been married for five years, but had a falling out that culminated in a bitter divorce.

Acknowledging personal accountability after divorce

Many recently divorced individuals spend a significant amount of time trying to figure out precisely where their marriages went wrong. This is typically an important and constructive process, allowing one to pinpoint the causes of a divorce and use that knowledge to inform decisions in future relationships. However, many Michigan divorcees fail to recognize the roles they themselves played in the dissolution of their marriages, missing out on a beneficial learning opportunity in the process.

Experts say remarriage is financially complex

Many Michigan residents go through divorce with the intention of eventually finding another partner and entering into a new marriage. However, many such individuals fail to properly prepare for the implications of remarriage on their money and other assets. Just as divorce requires one to spend significant time and effort on making financial plans, those preparing to remarry should make sure they ask themselves important questions regarding their economic futures.

Handling a spouse's decision to leave

Hearing that your spouse intends to leave you is never easy. It can be immensely stressful to deal with such news, with multiple concerns racing through your head at the same time. You may find yourself picking apart your relationship to determine what went wrong, pleading with your partner to reconsider and worrying about a potential divorce. However, it is important to remain calm during this time and avoid guilt, self-blame and other common but often destructive emotions.

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