Dating - Separation & Divorce

The decision to end a marriage or partnership can be a very difficult one, particularly if there are children involved. Being single again can make dating new territory. Deciding why, when, and how often you’d like to be out dating, as well as who you are looking to find are all factors to take into consideration. Are you looking for another long-term and serious commitment, or are you looking for something more light-hearted? If you have children, as you begin dating, they become aware of the changes to your social schedule, or the new “friend” in your life, and may have questions, or need reassurance. Deciding how much, or when, to tell your ex that you are now dating again can also present certain challenges, depending on the circumstances under which you split, the relationship you now have with your ex, whether or not they are comfortable with a new partner being introduced to their children or amount of time that has passed since your separation. Are you newly single, and looking for dating resources in your community? Would you like ideas or information on how to talk to either your ex, or your children about your dating life? Would you like the help and guidance of a professional? Embarking on a new chapter in your life can be fun and exciting, but it can also bring certain challenges. If you are looking for resources, information, and community support, you’ve come to the right place.

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How to Survive Your Boyfriend's Divorce

Loving Your Separated Man Without Losing Your Mind

This book tells you how to love your separated man without losing your mind.

Hope For the Separated

Wounded Marriages Can Be Healed

The unfortunate reality is that Christians are separating and divorcing at the same rate as the unbelieving world. But does separation have to mean the end? You may not feel like reconciling. You may not see hope for a reunion. But the biblical ideal for a separated couple is reconciliation. So how do you do it? When doors slam and angry words fly, when things just aren't working out, and even when your spouse has abandoned your trust, there is hope. Hope for the Separated will show you through God's Word that your marriage can be restored. Recognizing that restoration will not happen for everyone, Dr. Chapman also gives insightful advice for those who experience the pain of divorce.

The Gift of Self

A Spiritual Companion for Separated and Divorced Faithful to the Sacrament of Marriage

These pages were written by one hand and many hearts ... by separated spouses faithful to the sacrament because they are convinced this total gift of self is not an anachronism imposed by the Church to be accepted with patient resignation, but a path of sanctification lived out in the joyous paradox of the Gospel. This book, besides offering numerous points for reflection on the theme of separation, proposes a true and proper path subdivided into stages for groups of people who, living with the suffering of a spouse's separation, wish to remain faithful to the sacrament of their marriage. Among the many suggested prayers and meditations, one in particular, the renewal of the Yes, has captured the attention of many churches both at home and abroad. The "Marriage Vows Renewal," included in the last stage, is promulgated by the Pontifical Council of the Family. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops published a recommendation for the book on their Marriage Resource Center: "The greatest strength of Campanella's book is her articulation of the vocation of the separated person to live out his or her marriage vows as a particular witness of God's eternal love for fallen humanity, and the practical path she offers to the realization of this call. Although she does not include personal details of her own situation, it is apparent that Campanella has walked this path herself. This imbues a sense of hope and inspiration to the reader."

Divorce, Separation, and Remarriage

The Transformation of Family

Divorce, separation, and remarriage have become a normative part of family life. These changes have led to a diversification of the behaviors, attitudes, and norms concerning marriage and family. To better comprehend these issues, this volume addresses topics including: marital instability step-parenting and extra-marital affairs, among others.

Surviving Separation And Divorce

Reclaim you life and your self! The weeks following your separation may prove to be the most difficult weeks of your life. But with a little help and support, you'll find the strength you need to get through the divorce process and move on. Author Loriann Hoff Oberlin, M.S., understands the rough road to starting over. A survivor herself, she shares her personal experience as well as her professional expertise as she shows you how to rebuild your life, step by step. Surviving Separation and Divorce, 2nd Edition provides you with markers for the legally and emotionally taxing journey ahead, including how to: Rebuild your self-esteem Explore reconciliation--or not Help your children get through the transition Deal with lawyers and the court system Manage money and finances Return to and thrive in the workforce Develop an active social life Consider remarriage With this completely revised and updated classic at your side, you'll summon your inner strength, let go of the past, and build a better future--starting today.

Parenting Apart

How Separated and Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids

The ultimate resource for separated and divorced parents, written by an internationally acclaimed expert on divorce and its impact on children. This comprehensive and empowering guide is filled with practical, effective ways to minimize the effects of divorce on children, and offers immediate solutions to the most critical parenting problems divorce brings. In this go-to resource, Christina McGhee addresses the issues of utmost importance to parents: ? How and when to tell the children about the divorce ? Guiding children through transition ?Helping children cope with having two homes ?Dealing with finances ?Managing a difficult relationship with an ex ?And more Offering advice on explaining things to every age group-from toddlers to teenagers-in plain, consistent, and age-appropriate terms, Parenting Apart also offers practical suggestions for parents to help them maintain their own sense of stability and take care of their own well-being while taking care of their kids.

Dating After Divorce

Preparing for a New Relationship

You've made it through the pain of divorce, and you are eager for a new beginning. God stands ready to help- He is the God of possibilities. As you look toward the future, you may begin to ask questions about what a new life might look like.

Overcoming Passive-aggression

How to Stop Hidden Anger from Spoiling Your Relationships, Career and Happiness

A guide to addressing specific issues related to hidden anger identifies the negative messages and consequences of passive-aggressive behaviors, discussing such areas as the childhood origins of hidden anger, its impact on work and relationships, and strategies for breaking unhealthy patterns. Original.

When Happily Ever After Ends

How to Survive Your Divorce-Emotionally, Financially and Legally

Divorce is tough. It's filled with painful emotions that can stop you in your tracks. But what you are feeling right now does not have to take over your life. When Happily Ever After Ends shows you how to regain control. It empowers you to look at yourself and your situation, and find a way through this time that will leave you financially sound and legally protected. By gaining an understanding of the three universal laws of every divorce, you can walk through this process with your head held high and dignity intact, and emerge a strong and healthy person. With When Happily Ever After Ends, you can- - Master the seven principles of negotiation - Craft a settlement that gets you what you want - Navigate through the litigation process knowledgeably-not in fear - Create a financial plan that you can live with - Learn better ways to cope when dealing with an ex There is no magical fix and you can't bury your head in the sand. However, there is a clear path with a true end in sight, and the knowledge this book provides can make you BE THE PERSON YOU WANT TO BE.

Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce

Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce provides clear answers that can help make divorce simpler and reduce its financial and emotional cost. Readers will even learn how to complete the divorce with minimal help from an attorney. With compassion and understanding, Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce explains what to expect through each stage of divorce. It helps readers: understand the divorce process learn about different types of divorce, including mediated, collaborative, and contested identify and divide property and assets fairly work with mediators or lawyers avoid expensive and painful court battles establish child custody and visitation arrangements handle child support issues, including how support is paid and enforced draft a marital settlement agreement deal with divorce emergencies address post-divorce issues, and negotiate and settle spousal support.

Single, Married, Separated and Life after Divorce

Single, Married, Separated, & Life After Divorce, Expanded Edition (2003) Singleness is a myth. To be single means to be all one (alone), separate, unique and whole. MARRIAGE is when two separate, unique and whole persons, one male and one female, make a covenant to exchange vows, committing their lives to remain together until death. Separation is an unofficial divorce with the exact same effect as divorce. It is the most tragic state of limbo. Divorce means to desert. The armed forces prosecute deserters. God has made no provision for divorce in the Bible. If you are invited to a wedding, you are a covenant witness, and if this couple later divorces, you should be invited to the divorce just as you were to the wedding.

Parting

the aftermath of separation and divorce

Very little research has been done on the subject of divorce: an exception has been the rigorous research conducted since 1974 by Spanier and Thompson. Through the use of elaborate survey instruments and exploratory interviews, the researchers have provided critical empirical data concerning the process of marital break-up and its aftermath. They examine the reasons for separation, and the emotional, sexual, and social patterns that occur afterwards. `Spanier and his colleagues have produced a highly readable report of their longitudinal research on marital seperation and divorce and on the process of moving into a subsequent marriage...(this is) perhaps the finest example of sociological research in the family field published in over a decade. Clinical sociologists will find the vast wealth of empirical findings and richly interwoven theoretical explanations a virtual gold mine.' -- Clinical Sociological Review, Vol 3

Separated

Divorce/Grief Support

Divorced Women

Interracial Dating

Dating Again

Date Night

Dating Coaching

Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton (The) - Levels Separation and Divorce Support Program

Self-help groups available for Catholics who are separated, divorced or widowed.

House of Hope Society

A registered charity that provides group and individual counselling and support for a nominal to modest fee to children and teens who are struggling through a loss such as divorce, death, illness or abuse in their families

Groups run six-eight weeks in length * may be waiting list until enough participants to constitute a new support group (each group is closed once begun, new inquiries wait for new group to start)

Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice - Supportive Care

The program offer compassionate, non-judgemental bereavement support, to individuals and families experiencing loss.

Mediation Centre of Hamilton

Offers comprehensive family mediation services to families experiencing separation, divorce and remarriage. Referral can be made by individuals involved, lawyers, the court, or agencies. Also provides child protection mediation for families involved with a Children's Aid Society. Also provides elder mediation services assisting families with challenges such as working out a plan of care for a elderly parent or addressing estate disputes.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton (The) - Family Ministry Office

Offers support and encourages growth in family relationships primarily through education and self-help with a variety of volunteer-supported programs.

Women's Centre of Halton (The) - Support Groups and Workshops - Oakville

Provides various support groups for women in crisis, distress or transition to effect positive change

Assertiveness Training:
* learn how to ask for and receive the things you want from life
* practice communication skills to be more assertive at work, in relationships and other areas of your life

Self-awareness group:
* participants learn how to identify harmful patterns and develop skills to improve relationships by communicating their needs more effectively without guilt, shame or fear

Depression and anxiety support group:
* come together with other women and learn tools to help cope with depression and anxiety

Self-esteem Series:
* focuses on making positive changes and facing challenges head on
* provides the opportunity to foster friendships, build confidence and promote positive thinking

Separation and Divorce:
* walks participants through the emotional stages of separating and divorcing an intimate partner (grief, anger, devastation)
in a safe, supportive caring group environment
* a chance to share concerns and connect with other women

Divorce Financial workshop:
* a divorce financial analyst discusses financial mistakes women can avoid
* topics include selling or keeping your home, support payments, income tax, banking and credit

Family Law 101:
* one day seminar introducing the basics of Family law and covering everything women need to know about separation and divorce
* topics include property division, spousal support, child custody and access, separation agreements and child support

Stress reduction:
* helps participants manage their stress and teaches strategies to work through the challenges of everyday life

Coffee and conversation:
* join the group for lighthearted conversation and snacks

Self care:
* a monthly drop-in workshop for participants to learn ways to practice self care in the midst of all of the chaos

Women's Centre of Halton (The) - Support Groups and Workshops - Oakville

Provides various support groups for women in crisis, distress or transition to effect positive change

Assertiveness Training:
* learn how to ask for and receive the things you want from life
* practice communication skills to be more assertive at work, in relationships and other areas of your life

Self-awareness group:
* participants learn how to identify harmful patterns and develop skills to improve relationships by communicating their needs more effectively without guilt, shame or fear

Depression and anxiety support group:
* come together with other women and learn tools to help cope with depression and anxiety

Self-esteem Series:
* focuses on making positive changes and facing challenges head on
* provides the opportunity to foster friendships, build confidence and promote positive thinking

Separation and Divorce:
* walks participants through the emotional stages of separating and divorcing an intimate partner (grief, anger, devastation)
in a safe, supportive caring group environment
* a chance to share concerns and connect with other women

Divorce Financial workshop:
* a divorce financial analyst discusses financial mistakes women can avoid
* topics include selling or keeping your home, support payments, income tax, banking and credit

Family Law 101:
* one day seminar introducing the basics of Family law and covering everything women need to know about separation and divorce
* topics include property division, spousal support, child custody and access, separation agreements and child support

Stress reduction:
* helps participants manage their stress and teaches strategies to work through the challenges of everyday life

Coffee and conversation:
* join the group for lighthearted conversation and snacks

Self care:
* a monthly drop-in workshop for participants to learn ways to practice self care in the midst of all of the chaos

Women's Centre of Halton (The) - Support Groups and Workshops - Oakville

Provides various support groups for women in crisis, distress or transition to effect positive change

Assertiveness Training:
* learn how to ask for and receive the things you want from life
* practice communication skills to be more assertive at work, in relationships and other areas of your life

Self-awareness group:
* participants learn how to identify harmful patterns and develop skills to improve relationships by communicating their needs more effectively without guilt, shame or fear

Depression and anxiety support group:
* come together with other women and learn tools to help cope with depression and anxiety

Self-esteem Series:
* focuses on making positive changes and facing challenges head on
* provides the opportunity to foster friendships, build confidence and promote positive thinking

Separation and Divorce:
* walks participants through the emotional stages of separating and divorcing an intimate partner (grief, anger, devastation)
in a safe, supportive caring group environment
* a chance to share concerns and connect with other women

Divorce Financial workshop:
* a divorce financial analyst discusses financial mistakes women can avoid
* topics include selling or keeping your home, support payments, income tax, banking and credit

Family Law 101:
* one day seminar introducing the basics of Family law and covering everything women need to know about separation and divorce
* topics include property division, spousal support, child custody and access, separation agreements and child support

Stress reduction:
* helps participants manage their stress and teaches strategies to work through the challenges of everyday life

Coffee and conversation:
* join the group for lighthearted conversation and snacks

Self care:
* a monthly drop-in workshop for participants to learn ways to practice self care in the midst of all of the chaos

Women's Centre of Halton (The) - Support Groups and Workshops - Oakville

Provides various support groups for women in crisis, distress or transition to effect positive change

Assertiveness Training:
* learn how to ask for and receive the things you want from life
* practice communication skills to be more assertive at work, in relationships and other areas of your life

Self-awareness group:
* participants learn how to identify harmful patterns and develop skills to improve relationships by communicating their needs more effectively without guilt, shame or fear

Depression and anxiety support group:
* come together with other women and learn tools to help cope with depression and anxiety

Self-esteem Series:
* focuses on making positive changes and facing challenges head on
* provides the opportunity to foster friendships, build confidence and promote positive thinking

Separation and Divorce:
* walks participants through the emotional stages of separating and divorcing an intimate partner (grief, anger, devastation)
in a safe, supportive caring group environment
* a chance to share concerns and connect with other women

Divorce Financial workshop:
* a divorce financial analyst discusses financial mistakes women can avoid
* topics include selling or keeping your home, support payments, income tax, banking and credit

Family Law 101:
* one day seminar introducing the basics of Family law and covering everything women need to know about separation and divorce
* topics include property division, spousal support, child custody and access, separation agreements and child support

Stress reduction:
* helps participants manage their stress and teaches strategies to work through the challenges of everyday life

Coffee and conversation:
* join the group for lighthearted conversation and snacks

Self care:
* a monthly drop-in workshop for participants to learn ways to practice self care in the midst of all of the chaos

Canadian Red Cross - Burlington Branch

Services Include:
Transportation: to medical, dental and hospital appointments and adult day programs, see separate listing here

Meals On Wheels: hot or frozen meals for those with difficulty handling food preparation, see separate listing here

RespectED: Violence and Abuse Prevention programs promote safe and supportive relationships and healthy communities through education and partnership
* in person and online training programs available

Participates in:
Canadian Red Cross Disaster Management, Mon-Sun 24 hours 1-866-579-4357
* helps people affected by emergencies and disasters (situations ranging from a house fire to a flood that disrupts an entire region)
* ensures people's basic needs are met, for food, shelter, clothing, first aid, emotional support, and family reunification

Canadian Red Cross International Efforts
* works in partnership with other members of the Red Cross Movement in emergency relief operations to bring relief supplies to victims, reunite families, help communities get back on their feet, manage longer term development and rehabilitation programs

Good Shepherd Centres - Learning Effective Anti-Violence in Families - Mary's Place

Program is aimed at children who witness domestic violence/woman abuse and provides women and children with a safe place to discuss the impact of abuse on their lives.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton (The) - Retrouvaille Marriage Support Program

Program is designed to support marriages in crisis and can be of assistance to couples who have separated, but are willing to work on their relationship to help repair the difficulties that exist.