Jon & Kate divorce

Hi there,

Boy do the weeks go by fast!  It feels like I just did one of these yesterday.

I had a post here last week on how not to divorce using the Gosselin’s embarrassing public saga as an example.  Apparently, I was not the only one who thought they were over the top.

I am frequently asked what books on divorce I can recommend and embarrassingly, I really have no suggestions.  Some time ago a colleague sent me this post about suggested reads courtesy of Atty. Stephen McDonough’s “The Divorce Collaborative” blog.  I have checked out the list of suggested books and they are indeed worth reading.

Simply because it really falls into the category of child neglect (abuse?), I have a link to a good story about last Friday’s idiocy, aka the Balloon Boy saga, which now appears to have been a hoax.

And finally, yet another hoax.  This type is more common unfortunately.

Have a good week!

Best,
Nancy… Keep reading

Hi there,

One of the terrific things about being a blogger is I have an ironclad excuse for reading junky celebrity news. I will freely admit to happily reading all about the Gosselin’s divorce for some months now and even commenting on it.

They, actually mostly Jon, have been providing object lessons in what not to do during a divorce:

First, do NOT indulge in very public displays of affection with your new flame. Your ex will be sure to hear about it and it will not make your life easier. Also, don’t do it where your kids might see or hear about it . In Jon’s case this was in all the junk mags in the grocery checkouts.

Second, do NOT violate court orders by withdrawing money from accounts that you are supposed to leave alone.

Third, do NOT bite off your nose to spite your face. Don’t quit your job (or stop production of your TV series if you have one) just to hurt your ex. It will hurt you and your kids far, far more.

In short, try to behave like a civilized, adult human being.  Most divorced and divorcing folks manage to do so. … Keep reading