Divorce Season: What Happens When Friends Split

Divorce Season: What Happens When Friends Split

The post-collegiate years stream steadily by, punctuated by the usual milestones. We find the job that morphs into a career, shack up with the love of our life, adopt a dog, get some kids. Our friends mostly hit these milestones at the same general moments we do, lending a sense of rightness to the proceedings. Then, the first divorce hits.

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Should We/Shouldn’t We? The Great Parent (and Kid) Drinking Debate

Should We/Shouldn’t We? The Great Parent (and Kid) Drinking Debate

The dad’s decision to give up our mild afternoon beer swilling unintentionally shone a spotlight on the unspoken focus of our playdates since our children had begun having playdates. We were pretty sure it somehow implicated our parenting and, if examined too closely, would show us to be frivolous, irresponsible, or even negligent in our responsibilities as mothers and fathers. Some savvy jokester’s well-timed mention of child protective services would probably have resulted in a few of us passing out cold.

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Death and the Grieving Family: Talking About the Last Taboo Subject

Death and the Grieving Family: Talking About the Last Taboo Subject

By some estimates, 10 million Americans are affected by the death of a loved one every year. So no family is truly alone in the experience of loss. And yet, we live in a culture that is loath to talk about death—either in preparation for it or in attempting to deal with its aftermath. 

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