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Co-Parenting When Religious Considerations Are Significant

Posted by on Wednesday, 10 July, 2013

Co-Parenting When Religious Considerations Are Significant
News from Huffington Post:

The incidence of divorce among those of intermarried faiths is higher than the norm. In addition to faith-based discords created by intermarriage, there are problems when persons within the same faith diverge in their observance particularly as one party becomes more observant and the other does not.

Sensitive issues around religion comprise a huge puzzle with multiple moving parts. The potential for misery is truly ironic as it unfolds in the service of the relative universal message of religion which preaches love, tolerance and respect for others. When faith interferes with connubial bliss, and this disconnect leads to divorce, woe to those with significant religious differences.

Conflicts around religion are often one component in a contentious divorce up there among different opinions and values about education, health care, extracurricular activities and of course, how to pay for these things……………. continues on Huffington Post

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Parenting Tips: Why moms need to take time for themselves
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Posted: 8:43 p.m. yesterday

As a mom, it’s taken me a long time to realize just how important it is to take time for myself. 

I’ve been a full-time working mom, a stay-at-home mom (briefly) and, now, a part-time work-from-home mom. There’s a lot on my plate, juggling the lives and schedules of my girls, along with my own work and household responsibilities. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day requirements. And it’s easy to think that that solo trip to the grocery store is actually “me time,” which is about all that I made time for for a long time.

But about a year ago, I decided enough was enough. I couldn’t remember the last book I read. I hadn’t been to the doctor since my younger daughter was born. I was out of shape. It had been eight months since I even made time to get my hair cut.

So I started running with a neighborhood group. I picked up a book. I made those doctor’s appointments. I got my hair cut. In other words, I decided what I wanted to do for myself and did it. I can’t tell you how much happier I am and how much more energy I have for my family.

There have been no lazy spa days or weekends away with girlfriends. But I’ve made some incremental changes. And that, says Gabriella Johr, a mom of two in Raleigh and licensed clinical psychologist with continues on

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