Barbara Rothberg, DSW, LCSW

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Can I Achieve an Amiable Divorce?

15 March, 2021 Barbara Rothberg DIVORCE
In the best of circumstances, divorce is difficult. It is right near the top on the stress scale . But it doesn’t have to be a disaster. There are ways to keep the stress manageable and make the process aimable. One of those ways is to enter into the Collaborative Divorce process.

Inclusive Families

Our new Vice President shows us the beauty of an inclusive blended family. It is a wonderfull model for divorced familes.

Silver Linings in the Pandemic

20 October, 2020 Barbara Rothberg Relationships

The last few months have been very hard for most of us. Some people have gotten quite sick. Others have been able to avoid sickness but are riddled with anxiety. There are, however, some silver linings.

 

 

 

 

Pandemic Parenting

Pandemic parenting is a challenge.

Gratitude During the Covid-19 Crisis

 While there are definite hardships  during this time of Covid-19, many people are appreciating their time together and having some unexpected positive experiences.

SURVIVING THE CORONAVIRUS

HOW TO SURVVIVE THE CORONAVIRUS

Divorce and Loss

12 September, 2019 Barbara Rothberg DIVORCE
In divorce, when a child has two involved parents, that child develops a life that of his or her own that doesn't involve both parents. Each parent must learn to tolerate the loss of knowing everything that is going on for their child.

Moving On After Divorce

12 September, 2019 Barbara Rothberg DIVORCE
For many people, moving on after divorce is a very difficult thing to do.

Parenting Plans

When couples separate a parenting plan is developed. Will that be the plan that exists forever ?

Rules to Keep Kids out of the Middle

30 April, 2018 Barbara Rothberg DIVORCE
It is well known that kids must be kept out of the middle of divorced parents for them to grow up happy and healthy. Here are 4 Rules to follow which can be very helpful.

Language Matters

Words are important. The language you use when speaking to your ex can make or break a conversation.

Getting Along as Co-Parents

It's a tall order to ask parents who are divorced to get along as co-parents, but it's possible. And sometimes, it's even easier than when the couple was married.

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.

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