In what is coming as a surprise to many who follow Hollywood couples, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton announced that they are ending their nine-year marriage. A representative for Patton confirmed the announcement to the Associated Press.
For many students in the Houston area, spring break is essentially just around the corner. Depending on the age of the children, this could mean family vacations to Galveston or to New Orleans, or staycations where kids just enjoy the time off by sleeping in late and playing with friends. For newly divorced parents and those who have been separated for a while, making plans for spring break can be difficult.
If you have recently heard about friends and families announcing that they were divorcing, you are not alone. In fact, January is the month where more divorces are initiated than any other month of the year. There are a number of reasons behind this phenomenon.
It may go without saying, but divorce is every bit the beginning of a new stage of life even though the pain that one may go through may suggest that it is only the end of life. Going through a divorce (and the split of a family) may be one of the most difficult experiences a person may go through in life. Nevertheless, life does go on, and it is essential that divorcees prepare to live on.
By now even the most casual football fan has seen how the Seattle Seahawks’ defense limited the Denver Broncos to a mere eight points in last Sunday’s Super Bowl. (For those who are very casual fans, the Seahawks’ defense had allowed the fewest points in the NFL over the last year). The defensive performance has led to discussions about how potential divorcees can defend themselves in legal proceedings.
The 70’s pop duo “The Captain and Tennille” made love songs that talked about love lasting forever despite a person’s faults. Unlike many pop stars, Cathryn Tennille and Daryl Dragon (aka “The Captain”) practiced what they preached, as they married in 1975, the same year that their hit song “Love Will Keep Us Together” won a Grammy for record of the year.
The former reality power couple, Joe and Teresa Guidice, has been out of the spotlight for quite some time. The criminal trial for the myriad of fraud accusations is supposed to take place this year. For the uninitiated, the couple starred on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” a reality show that followed several affluent women and their dealings with children, family and most importantly…each other.
The first week of the year is commonly about focusing on new beginnings. People decide (or at least have an idea) of what they want to do differently in the coming year. For divorcing parents, there may be plenty of things on their “do differently list” for 2014, whether it is to lose weight, stop smoking or get a better paying job.
In our first post of 2014, we congratulated all of our readers who made (and accepted) marriage proposals during the holiday season. We also provided some helpful tips about prenup etiquette that may help soon-to-be spouses avoid the anxiety of talking about (and creating) such an agreement.
The New Year brings about a great deal of promise and excitement. Many believe that they have a clean slate and unlimited opportunities to make this year the best ever. These notions could be the reasons behind the many marriage proposals that come about as the calendar turns to 2014.