While it may not seem like it for some people going through divorce, but life goes on after the split is finalized. This also means that divorcing parents continue their romantic lives and may meet someone new. When this happens, the inevitable challenge is introducing a new love interest to children. There is no simple or sure-fire way to do so. It really depends on the person, the parent, and the child's temperament. With that said, we offer some tips to make the process easier.
The vestiges of sex discrimination still appear in the American workplace. Women still make nearly 80 cents to every dollar a man makes, and they still have to deal with sexual harassment. However, men may have to deal with the stereotypes that come with the traditional norms of parental relationships; specifically that men put work first and leave time for child rearing to their spouses.
With social media being an increasingly popular mode of communication, Twitter wars and Facebook rants are becoming more common; especially among celebrities. Part of the fun (and the sense of retribution) is being able to skewer someone in front of their friends and followers without having a physical confrontation. That's ostensibly why more parent/step-parent rivalries are being played out online.
If your divorce is beginning during (or dragging through) the holiday season, chances are that your soon-to-be ex is about as happy as the Grinch Who Stole Christmas. He or she could be spent on ruining your holiday season out of revenge, jealousy or loneliness. You could receive harassing emails and text messages, be subjected to outrageous demands for exchanges or payments for gifts, or you may be threatened with court action if you do not meet specific demands. All of which can rob you of the cheer and good tidings the holidays are supposed to bring.
The latest chapter in the contentious custody battle between Gabriel Aubry and Halle Berry looks like an episode of the "Real Housewives of Orange County" met a Rocky movie. According to TMZ, an altercation erupted between Aubry and Olivier Martinez, Berry's current boyfriend that led to both parties nursing injuries and filing competing restraining orders.