February 18, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I have lived in an abusive marriage for 11 years. Now, when I have finally mustered the courage to leave, everybody says I must stay "for the children" as he is a "changed man. " I no longer love him and he refuses to give me a divorce. He also refuses to admit there is anything wrong in the marriage and says I'm exaggerating everything. I have tried counseling and therapy alone because he refused to join me. I do not want my four children to be affected by my choice and wish for a mutual discussion, but he doesn't want to discuss divorce.
February 6, 2013
IT'S COMMONLY SAID that fighting about money is one of the main reasons couples divorce. That's not exactly accurate. Couples definitely fight about money - lying about it, the control of it, the lack of it or the mismanagement of it. But just as money isn't really the root of all evil, it's not the root cause of many divorces, either. The fights that couples have about money are frequently the manifestation of some other deeply entrenched stuff that comes out when there are financial issues.
January 22, 2013 |
ANYONE WHO was asking what it would take for former 76er Allen Iverson to get out of his marriage with his ex-wife, Tawanna , now has the Answer. By the short hairs. TMZ.com reports that Allen will be able to finalize his divorce with Tawanna for a $3 million buyout, which is substantially more than the buyouts this company is offering. The good news for Allen is that although Tawanna gets his money and pledges of future money, he gets to keep his Maybach automobile and their Georgia mansion, at least until the bank takes it. Allen and Tawanna married in 2001 and have been in a bitter divorce battle for the past year.
January 12, 2013
Washington point guard John Wall has received "full medical clearance" and will make his season debut Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks, the Wizards said Friday. The former No. 1 overall pick has been sidelined since being diagnosed with a stress injury to his left kneecap in September. On Friday, he completed his third straight day of practice without a setback. Without Wall, the Wizards are 5-28 - the worst record in the NBA. Celtics outlast Rockets Paul Pierce scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half and Kevin Garnett added 17 points and four blocks as the Celtics nearly blew a 17-point lead before pulling away late in a 103-91 victory over the visiting Houston Rockets, who play the 76ers next.
December 27, 2012 |
While I'm away, readers give the advice. On overly sexualized clothing for girls: Why feel nervous about little girls' short-shorts and midriff tops? Would people similarly get nervous about a little boy playing outside in the summer with no shirt on? I know it's hard to raise kids in a world that isn't always safe for them. Does a little girl's clothing choice matter in that regard? How can you say that to a child without hurting her? "We don't want you to wear the short-shorts in fashion because we don't want you to attract the wrong kind of attention.
December 21, 2012
DEAR ABBY: My divorce from "Vince" will be final in a few weeks. We have two sons together, and we communicate well. Since our breakup, my parents have continued their relationship with him. They have confirmed that he will be invited to all holiday events. I am so upset about it that I now want nothing to do with them. Vince has his own family who have removed me from their lives. Are my feelings normal? - Lost My Parents in the Divorce DEAR LOST: As the father of your children, Vince will always be a part of your life, so my advice is to accept it graciously.
December 11, 2012 |
Adapted from an online discussion. Question: I've been married for five years. My husband can be a big bully, going so far as to throw things around and be really hurtful and insulting. I've been in therapy basically since we got married, and left him shortly after our wedding after a particularly scary fight. We reconciled, he worked on his anger management, and I continued therapy. We are both marijuana addicts. After a few relapses over the last couple of years, I've been clean for four months.
December 1, 2012
By Harold I. Gullan As Henry Kissinger once observed, power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. Hence l'affaire Petraeus, which, since no state secrets were apparently compromised, seems to have devolved from dangerous liaison to farce after costing the careers of two generals. Those cynical Continentals have long regarded universal weaknesses of the flesh as no impediment to serving one's country at the highest levels. At the 1996 funeral of French President Francois Mitterand, for example, both his wife and his long-term mistress stood side by side, along with their respective offspring.
November 21, 2012 |
DANICA PATRICK and her husband are divorcing after 7 years of marriage. Patrick announced the split with Paul Hospenthal on her Facebook page Tuesday. "I am sad to inform my fans that after seven years, Paul and I have decided amicably end our marriage," she wrote. "This isn't easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this. He has been an important person and friend in my life and that's how we will remain moving forward. " Hospenthal is a physical therapist who met Patrick while treating her for a non-racing injury.
October 30, 2012
THE MATTER is set to be decided on Wednesday at trial in Texas. Our hearts died a little bit when we heard that Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman were splitting after 30 years of marriage. Not many details were released when the divorce was announced earlier this month, so we hoped with all of our broken hearts that a reconcilliation might be on the way, but RadarOnline.com has dashed them once more. The couple, who met on the set of "Taxi," simply couldn't sustain DeVito's wandering eye. "He may not appear to be a ladies' man, but Danny certainly gets a lot of female attention," a source told Radar.