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How to Have that Difficult Conversation with Your Kid

Posted on · We discuss preparing for the talk. THE talk. The one you dread having with your kids. Of course, yes, there’s more than one; subjects ranging from sex to divorce to health problems to death can be challenging at times for parents to address with children. And what you say, how much you say and when […]

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How to Escape the Gravitational Pull of an Ugly Divorce

Posted on · Going through a divorce is never an easy thing – even if you’re lucky enough not to endure a particularly hostile one. There’s dividing the assets, figuring out when and where the kids will spend their time – and then there’s dealing with all the emotional issues and heartbreak of something that was once – […]

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What Your Social Situation Says About How You’re Likely To Die

Posted on · A new study co-authored by a Rice University sociologist suggests if you’re divorced, you stand a better chance of dying accidentally. The study, “The Social Side of Accidental Death,” examines the possible links between social relationships, socio-economic status, life expectancy, and quality of life. We’ll learn more about the study and its potential implications…for depressing all divorced, single or poorly educated people.