Divorce is never easy to go through, especially when it involves children. Learning to co-parent with an ex who has a mental illness can prove to be difficult, follow these tips to help guide you when co-parenting your children. Get educated. Educate yourself on your ex-partner’s mental illness, this is a great way to…

Simply put, gaslighting is when someone attempts to manipulate someone else by having them question their sanity. The abuser may do this through various tactics, including “making them question their own memory, perception, or judgment, often evoking in them cognitive dissonance and other changes including low self-esteem.” (Source) Why is it called gaslighting?  “The term…

With normal work, school, and family routines completely disrupted, the tactics that cheating spouses have normally used to hide their infidelity have been compromised. Cheaters are struggling more than ever to maintain the facade during the lockdown. Here are some signs of infidelity you might notice if your spouse is unfaithful. Some are obvious, and…

Here are five things you must know if you have a divorce, child custody, or other family court matter during the coronavirus pandemic: The Orange County Family Courts are still open, for now. Given the serious nature of this pandemic, it is likely that at some point the court will temporarily close and postpone hearings, but…

Here are five things you must know if you have a divorce, child custody, or other family court matter during the coronavirus pandemic: The Orange County Family Courts are still open, for now. Given the serious nature of this pandemic, it is likely that at some point the court will temporarily close and postpone hearings, but…

Lots of people may come across as boastful or self-absorbed, but in rare cases people are affected by narcissistic personality disorder, which is a mental condition characterized by a pronounced lack of empathy for others. According to research, approximately 7.7% of men and 4.8% of women suffer from narcissistic personality disorder. Narcissists are insecure and…

Divorcing Someone with Bipolar Disorder in Orange County California

Marriage (or Deciding to Divorce) When Your Spouse Suffers from Bipolar Disorder According  to the National Institute of Mental Health, 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6% of the U.S. population age 18 and older every year, suffer from bipolar disorder. Of these cases of bipolar disorder, about 82.9% of these persons suffer from “severe” bipolar…

Back to School Tips for Divorced Dads in California

Back to School Tips for Divorced Dads in California Summer break is over and children in Southern California have returned back to school. Here are five tips for divorced dads or anyone in a blended family to help your kids succeed this year. Make sure your contact information is on file with the school and that…

Divorcing a Sociopath in the State of California

Divorcing a Sociopath in the State of California About one percent of adults are affected by antisocial personality disorder, also known as sociopathy (Source:  National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)/ U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).  Because a sociopath has no regard for the feelings of others, divorcing a sociopath is likely to be an extremely difficult experience….

Sociopathy Antisocial personality disorder

Sociopathy (aka Antisocial Personality Disorder) About one percent of adults are affected by antisocial personality disorder, also known as sociopathy (Source:  National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)/ U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).  Antisocial personality disorder is a cluster B personality disorder where a person demonstrates a pattern of disregard for the feelings and…

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