Healing After Divorce

Thank You, Pope Francis

By Dr. Karen Finn / August 14, 2015

Pope Francis’ statement is too late for me, but I’m OK with that now. In August 2002, my divorce was final. When the judge signed the decree my immediate reaction was happiness. I thought I was free! I thought I would be happy (finally) because of a little ink on a piece of paper. Oh,…

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The Only Real Shortcut To Healing From Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / August 14, 2015

It takes courage and determination, but you can heal from your divorce. And here’s a shortcut.

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Why Your Breakup Hurts SO Much (And How To Start Healing)

By Dr. Karen Finn / May 19, 2015

Knowing WHY you’re hurting can be your first step to getting over it. Heartbroken. Sometimes that’s the only way to describe the tidal waves of grief that come with a breakup. Ending a relationship with someone or, worse, having someone break up with you causes incredibly painful feelings because of all the losses. You grieve the…

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Divorce Can LITERALLY Break Your Heart, Says Science

By Dr. Karen Finn / May 8, 2015

Protect yourself from increased cardiovascular risk with these stress-busting tips. Everybody knows that divorce is stressful, but what nobody knew until now is that divorce actually increases a woman’s risk of heart attack. A new report in the March 2015 issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes says that (after correcting for other risk factors) women…

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Why “You Need to Make A Budget” Is Bad Divorce Advice

By Dr. Karen Finn / April 24, 2015

There’s all kinds of divorce advice out there. But not all of it is good. Learn what always makes divorce advice more helpful.

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There’s No Finish Line For Divorce Recovery

By Dr. Karen Finn / February 20, 2015

The path to move on from divorce and divorce recovery isn’t straight and narrow. (NOTE: This article is a classic and was written in 2015. As a result, the dates and years passed are not accurate today. Enjoy!) I recently got a new computer. And if you’ve ever had to transfer files from one computer…

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Get over divorce by taking these 5 steps.

5 Steps To Get Over Your Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / December 19, 2014

These 5 tips are critical for you to follow to successfully and quickly get over divorce.

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Divorce Made You Angry? How To Move On

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 11, 2014

Three steps for leaving your divorce anger behind you. When my ex-husband and I decided to divorce in 2002, we came to the decision rationally just like we’d come to most decisions in our marriage. Being two rational human beings who had never fought, we thought it would be in our best interest to save…

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Fixing What Causes the Most Divorce Pain

By Dr. Karen Finn / May 31, 2014

Divorce pain is gut-wrenching. It’s runs deeper than anyone who hasn’t been divorced can ever know. Discover the best way you can decrease your pain.

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Divorce recovery requires you to know your limits.

Knowing Your Limits is Critical for Successful Divorce Recovery

By Dr. Karen Finn / May 19, 2014

When you’re going through your divorce recovery, you’ve got to be willing to test your limits and allow yourself to grow. Otherwise you risk being miserable.

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3 Tips for Dealing with Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / April 28, 2014

When you’re dealing with divorce it’s like your world has been turned upside down and inside out. These 3 tips will help you make sense of your world again.

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Getting Divorced: Are You Still Lovable?

By Dr. Karen Finn / April 4, 2014

A celebrity break-up can help you discover that you are definitely still lovable. I recently read an article ridiculing Robin Thick for giving his estranged wife, Paula Patton, gifts and public apologies to woo her back. What I found so interesting is the obvious derision the author had for his attempts. Now, don’t get me…

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