The Pope is making a bold decision in allowing some remarried Catholics to receive the sacrament of communion upon remarriage despite others who oppose this decision. Citing that marriage in not dissolvable, the opposition wants to bring people back into the fold of the Catholic church, but keep the sacraments of communion as they were; not allowing it to be taken amongst divorcees. The Pope asks that we consider the circumstances of the broken marriages, and at this time, the Vatican’s doctrine chief seeks no further clarification on this issue.
Texas State Rep. Matt Krause, a Republican from Fort Worth is seeking to abolish a long-standing divorce clause; ‘Instability.’ Instability is a legal term that allows parties to end a marriage without having to place blame and extend an already painful process. Krause feels that couples need to be separated for a period before filing for divorce. This comes from Krause with the aim of getting people to take marriage more serious but unfortunately, his attempt to pass a bill that would abolish the legal term from divorce proceedings has failed.
In the third segment of Recovery From Infidelity, the couple realized how some of their previous interactions with each other drove them to lose trust and love and how with this new realization, they work with a professional to bridge the gaps that have been keeping them from truly communicating them with each other, sharing vulnerabilities, and rekindling the love that once was.
The common thread for not getting a divorce is communication. The four couples had to consider several elements in their marriage commitment: (1) divorce is easy and each will pay a heavy personal price, (2) children and family members, (3) separation from each other, (4) what is not working in the marriage and (5) have they changed so the commitment is not relevant. Whether the couples acquired professional help in addition to working through these and other concerns, the fact is they believed in giving the marriage another chance at commitment.
If you are single you likely have been on some bad first dates. A meeting in a bar can sometimes be awkward so try these ideas instead. See a ballgame, listen to some live music or go to a comedy show to break the ice. Visit the zoo or aquarium, play trivia games or explore a trendy neighborhood. Almost anything is better than showing up at a bar and expecting to drink your way into someone’s heart!
The words “what will happen” tend to send the imagination wild because it opens a door that may never be closed and the participants will be unhappy, ultimately. When a large amount of money and assets are accumulated under a marriage contract and the couple wants to go their separate ways the result is a highly stressful personal ripping apart resulting in settlement agreements forged in a sometimes vicious battle of wills. The representatives orchestrating these battles will ultimate come up with large portions of the money and assets before the couple trudges to the finish line.
Many view divorce lawyers as sharks who are trying to suck every penny out of you before the proceedings are finished. Some may be this way, but there are truly good lawyers out there who have championed the way for more peaceful and equal divorces. If you are going through a divorce, it is important to find a good lawyer who has your best interests at heart. That doesn’t just mean getting more money. You want to be proud of how you behaved in the end. If there are children involved, they should be considered as well.
Facing holiday celebrations after the loss of a loved one can be stressful. While you should go through your grieving process in a way that works for you, there is no reason that everyone must feel depressed during these times of family celebration. You must be prepared for waves of grief to hit you over the holidays. Do not try to suppress these feelings, but give yourself a moment to reminisce and relax yourself. You can try to discuss the loved one with others if they are up for it, but do not force it.
Black Mirror is a British TV series with which many have become obsessed. Each episode teaches a lesson about how the things we often wish for could end up ruining our lives. In the episode, The Entire History of You, everyone is implanted with a device that allows them to recall, delete, or redo memories. This seems great; until you realize that most people would be living in the past and comparing all future endeavors to the successes in the past. This can lead to a lot of disappointment and resentment. It’s best to live life in the moment.
He divorce rate in the U.S. is at 50%. That means that half of couples give up when the going gets tough, but half is able to work it out. What are their secrets? First of all, they remember that no one is perfect and they include the little things when viewing the relationship. This helps them appreciate their relationship more. They are also willing to put in the work to get results. They realize that the only people who can fix the marriage are them. They listen to their partner and admit when they are wrong.