If divorce and raising a teen hold anything in common, it's that both induce far more stress than you ever thought possible. What happens, then, if your teen chooses to act out while you're in the midst of a messy split? These tips will help you deal with your teenager's bad attitude while also maintaining your own mental sanity as you navigate divorce:
Raising a large family is tough, but intriguing research from the American Sociological Association indicates that your children could benefit more from those family bonds than you suspect; kids from large families are less likely to divorce. Unfortunately, that's of little comfort as you go through a divorce of your own—one in which the sheer size of your family makes it seem impossible to plan for the future.
You made it through the red tape of the adoption process and you're finally ready to welcome a child into your family. This is an exciting time, but it's also rife with unexpected challenges. Realistic expectations are key. Keep the following in mind as you adjust to life as an adoptive parent:
In a society that highlights freedom of religion as a hallmark value, interfaith marriage is bound to occur. Such unions are surprisingly common in the United States, although same-faith marriages continue to dominate. Still, statistics from the Pew Research Center suggest that nearly four of every ten Americans married since 2010 have spouses with different faiths. Despite the prominence of such couples, interfaith marriage remains shrouded in misconceptions. Below, we separate fact from fiction:
Spouses in the Land of 10,000 Lakes show just as much vitriol as those in other states. Divorces in our lovely state can be surprisingly messy, especially when they involve public figures. The following are a few of Minnesota's most notable divorces: