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Fathers and Daughters
A girl’s relationship with her father is an important determiner of the relationships she will have with all other men in her life. A father’s presence in a girl’s life assists her i....
Hurts so Good
We are deeply wired as a species for connection. We need relationship like we need food, air and water. One aspect of human bonding that you may be familiar with but don’t know how to put into ....
Anger as a Weapon
Anger is like electricity or fire and should only be used to heal yourself and other people. There are better ways to express rage, fear and frustration than what you have probably experienced in your....
Bitter Battle Batters Babies
Contemplating divorce as a parent is agonizing. Does divorce severely traumatize children? Is it better for us to stay together though our vows now feel like a life sentence? Do we fight in front of ....
Plan B: Divorce with Joint Custody
Most people don’t enter marriage thinking it will end in divorce. Usually it is quite the opposite. Divorce was never Plan A. But if you find yourself in facing divorce, you have grown up to bec....
Setting Your Course for Divorce
Divorce is now a fairly commonplace phenomenon in our society.  Almost all of us have some familiarity with it, either personally or through family or friends. As a result, you come to your own d....
The First Steps toward Divorce
In most states, the legal divorce process is clear-cut and simple, which is ironic, given the number of emotional roadblocks which can complicate and slow the process.  How long it takes to compl....
Divorce's Waiting Room
Do you remember when the thought first came to you, “Maybe I’d be happier if I just left my marriage”? Perhaps you just put it out of your mind. Maybe you’ve started to think a....
The Art of Awkward Conversation
Working on unfinished business in any area of life involves having those awkward conversations. There is an art to having those discussions. A lot of damage can be done if people take a rushing, react....
Divorce as a Modern Rite of Passage
Many cultures have rites of passage people pass through during key phases in their lives. Tribal rites of passage include taking a young person out away from the tribe and leaving them in harsh circum....
Coming out of a Skid
Your worst fears are confirmed. He said he stopped seeing her, but as you write out the check for the cell phone bill, you see her number dialed seven times in ten minutes on Thursday, the evening he ....
Can not Get No Satisfaction
People who are in unhappy marriages often describe themselves as feeling unsatisfied. This means different things to everyone. In our culture, we marry for love. That we would choose a mate who we fee....
Boundaries, Anyone?
The language of co-dependence is one we all speak thanks largely to the self-help, recovery and talk show movements. In the mid-80s, family members started cleaning out their closets on national TV. T....
Taking Stock
A mediated divorce allows you and your spouse to work out what has been going wrong in your relationship. The Peace Talks Way relieves you of the burden of your unfinished business, taking all the str....
Casualties of the Divorce Revolution
When California pioneered our country’s no fault divorce laws in 1969, the divorce reformers of the time had the best of intentions. The 60s were a time of mass cultural reform in America, as we....
Emotional Emesis
We think of couples pairing up because they love each other. However, many counselors are reporting couples in distress who have a very co-dependent or even pathological partnership. These relatio....
Goodwill Hunting
If you are getting divorced, you better cultivate a reservoir of goodwill. You are going to need it! The Peace Talks Way acknowledges that you have a great yearning to be whole again despite your c....
Hindsight and Regret
Despite its prevalence, divorce is still highly stigmatized in our culture. People often ask each others’ marital status upon first meeting each other. If someone tells us they are divorced, we ....
How Low Can You Go?
Sally and Bill are getting divorced. Bill got his son a puppy because he felt guilty for fighting with his mother so much in front of him. It was bad timing, and now no one has time to care for the pu....
Learn from the Legacy
We are living with the legacy of 40 years of no-fault divorce law and a 50% divorce rate. Divorce in the US started to rise in the mid 1800s. There was a large spike in activity right after World War ....
Make Me a Match
If we really stop and think about what draws us to another person, it’s chemistry. Some people think pheromones enable us to sense everything we need to know about someone else due to these info....
Making it in Tinsel Town
Los Angeles has always been a leader in progressive thinking and Hollywood has a reputation for being one of the hardest places to make a marriage last. After all, the no fault law was signed by forme....
Mediation Zeitgeist
When the Baby Boomers were students coming of age in the 60s and 70s, they did a lot to usher in the divorce revolution. The 60s and 70s were a time when Boomers grew up with stable peace-time prosper....
Put it in Neutral
In a state of ambivalence, your mind is racing. How do you know which of the many voices in your head to listen to?  “Should I stay or should I go?” may be the question that lingers. ....
No More Cruel Intentions
Divorce will bring out the worst in you. Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” speaks to relationship scorn: “And he don’t know… That I dug my key into the s....
Not on My Watch!
Major periods of growth in our lives are often preceded by a wakeup call. Something that you previously tucked away out of your awareness has now been abruptly brought to the forefront of your awarene....
Over the Rainbow
When the harsh, gritty reality of divorce sets in, it may feel like to quote Dorothy in the movie The Wizard of Oz that you’re “not in Kansas any more.” There is a high degree of str....
Primitive Psychodynamics of Mediation
Divorce is very traumatic for everyone involved. For children, it can be the passing of abandonment issues to their generation. For adults, it resonates with our own early archaic abandonment and stir....
Re-coupling
Inevitably at some point in your un-coupling, you will entertain the idea of seeing someone new. You probably thought about it during the ambivalence stage in your marriage before you decided to leave....
Remember Fondness
If you have been planning to leave your marriage for awhile, it is highly likely you have mused about whether your union was a mistake from the beginning. It is a game we play in our mind. We believe ....
Still Waters Run Deep
Your divorce will transpire over a series of conversations and negotiations with time in-between to reflect. You may think that the most important part of your mediation is the actual meetings held am....
 
 
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