Barbara Rothberg, DSW, LCSW

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The Importance of the Other Mother

When two women have a child together, there is often the question of who is the "real" mother and who is the "other" mother.

It's a New Year - Time to be Happy

04 January, 2018 Barbara Rothberg Relationships
In the beginning of a new year, everyone has thoughts of what they want and how to achieve it. Everyone wants to be happy. But how easy is that ?

Generosity

16 November, 2017 Barbara Rothberg DIVORCE
 Generosity is the key to a happy separation.

BLENDED FAMILIES

28 May, 2017 Barbara Rothberg DIVORCE
After divorce, people frequently re-couple and create blended families. There are many issues that arise in these new family constellations, some of which can be difficult to navigate. One of the most difficult issues in blended families is how to integrate a new step parent so it works for the chldren as well as the ex.

Why Co-Parent ?

24 January, 2017 Barbara Rothberg DIVORCE
Why do parents want to co-parent after divorce ? Usually they don't, but they have no choice!  

Homes Don't Break

09 December, 2016 Barbara Rothberg DIVORCE
In the past week, two clients talked to me about "broken homes". One woman told me that she came from a broken home and now, as she divorces, her son will have the same burden.

Keep the Kids Out of the Middle

19 November, 2016 Barbara Rothberg DIVORCE
When parents are divorcing, children often get pulled into the middle of their arguments. It is so important to keep them out !

JOINT CUSTODY

Joint custody is sharing the children after divorce, but what does it really look like? And is it good for the kids? This is a question I am frequently asked.

Change

08 September, 2016 Barbara Rothberg Divorce Coaching
As the season changes, school starts, the days get shorter and cooler and the fall begins. Many of us are sad that the summer is over.  And some people have major life events that are changing. Most of us resist change because it is difficult.

Should Parents Stay Together for the Kids?

27 July, 2016 Barbara Rothberg DIVORCE
I am frequently asked by parents who are having difficulty in their relationships if they should stay together for the kids. What's the right thing to do?  What's the best time to split up?

Why Save the Relationship

Relationships can be very difficult. Why is it worth it to try and save it? and when is it necessary to call it quits ?

Parent Coordination

Parent coordination is the process where divorced or separated parents meet with a mediator to resolve issues they have with co-parenting their children.

 

 

How to Introduce a New Partner to Your Child After Divorce

I am so frequently asked the best way to introduce a new partner to a child after divorce. There is no perfect way, but there are guidelines that can make the introduction easier.

Why Choose Mediation

13 January, 2016 Barbara Rothberg DIVORCE
When a couple is contemplating divorce there are many options. There is mediation, collaborative divorce and as a last resort, litigation. Ending a marriage is an important decision to make and doing it the "right" way has implications for the rest of your life, particularly if you have children.

What's the "right" Holiday Schedule

Choosing a holiday schedule for divorced parents can be a nightmare, but with sensitivity it can be manageable. There is no "right" schedule, the one that is best is what works for your family.

Separating with respect

26 October, 2015 Barbara Rothberg DIVORCE
Getting along well with the one you love is not always easy. Getting along with the one you no longer love, can be even harder. Separating with respect is the key.

What do the children know?

22 September, 2015 Barbara Rothberg Child Specialist
Children of all ages are aware of their parent's actions. Often parents think that the kids are young and that they don't understand, but they do.....

Same Sex Divorce

17 June, 2015 Barbara Rothberg DIVORCE
Same sex marriage is becoming increasingly more accepted in our society, and with marriage comes divorce.

Why avoid divorce court?

In thinking about how to get a divorce, it is helpful to understand the issues about divorce court. 

Being Happy

Happiness is a hot topic these days. Everyone wants to be happy, but do we do what it takes to be happy?

Being Right

Most of us generally want to be right. It feels good to be right. But that doesn't always get us what we want.

The Importance of an Amiable Divorce

What really are the benefits of  an amiable divorce?

It's the New Year !

03 January, 2015 Barbara Rothberg Relationships
At the New Year, it is common for us all to think about the past, present and future and make "resolutions", things we hope that we can do differently in the new year.

Its Holiday Time

What do kids want on holidays? Of course they want gifts, but they also want special experiences, even if they don't know that!

Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving Holiday is often very stressful for separated couples. Figuring out the best way to schedule time with families on both sides is often a challenge, as well as dealing with feelings of loss.

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