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Let's talk divorce: 1 thing to remember when having 'the talk'

If there's one thing we avoid the most as human beings in our interpersonal relationships, it's the truth. Many spouses avoid the elephant in the room -- the fact that their marriage needs to end -- for years before they finally muster up the courage to have ''the divorce talk.'' Obviously, the sooner you can have this talk, the sooner you can move on to the next stage of your happier life, but when you do finally decide to break the news with your spouse, there's one vital thing you need to remember.

Gray divorce is taking a toll on the finances of women

Divorce rates for people over the age of 50 have doubled since the 1990s. This could be the result of changing perceptions about the supposed permanence of marriage among the baby boomer generation. It could simply be another sign of the times. Regardless of the reason why spouses choose to go their separate ways -- and every couple has its own reasons for divorcing -- evidence suggests that over-50 divorces are taking a toll on the finances of the women involved in particular.

Improve your divorce results by avoiding these 3 mistakes

It's hard enough to make the difficult decision to move forward with a divorce. Then, once you've made that decision, you need to manage and navigate your divorce in the right way if you hope to end your marriage peacefully and cost-effectively while protecting your parental and property division rights. With this in mind, here are few mistakes you'll want to avoid when navigating your divorce process:

Is there a healthier way of looking at marriage and divorce?

If you're contemplating divorce, or currently in the middle of your divorce proceedings, chances are that you and your ex entered into your marriage with the best of intentions. To put it more simply: Neither of you did anything wrong in getting married, and more importantly, you haven't "failed" or experienced anything "shameful" by virtue of the fact that you're getting a divorce.

How can I help my children during my divorce?

Everyone handles divorce differently, but for most people, breaking up with a spouse is an emotional and difficult time of transition. It's important if you're a parent to not allow the difficulty of the experience - no matter how emotional or contentious it happens to be - to interfere with your ability to support your children through the divorce.

Avoid these financial mistakes during divorce

There are numerous things that divorcing spouses commonly do wrong, and these mistakes can cost them tens of thousands of dollars during their divorce proceedings. Don't let these negative consequences happen to you. Stay on top of the most important financial details pertaining to the dissolution of your marriage by avoiding the following financial mistakes:

What should I definitely do in my divorce?

When it comes to divorcing from your spouse in New York, there are a few things that you should definitely do. Failing to do these things could result in a longer, more expensive and more psychologically destructive divorce process. Since numerous spouses make the fatal mistake of not doing these things -- and suffer the consequences -- be sure to look over this list to ensure you're either already doing them, or will plan to do them once your divorce is underway.

Talking to kids about divorce: What do psychologists say?

Nobody ever said that talking to your children about your divorce process will be easy, but according to psychologists, you need to consider how you plan to do it carefully. Consider the moment you break the news as if it were a "freeze frame" in your child's mind. It will stay there, possibly for his or her entire life -- so do it the right way.

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