• Lesley Friedland and the FamilyKind Team

February 25, 2020



Recent family-related news included excellent tips on how to tell your children about your plans for divorce, research on whether the woman’s role in the home has evolved, a look at the long time marriage of two divorce lawyers, a rare divorce in the Royal family and a glimpse into the use of dating apps, as you age.

How to Tell Your Kids You’re Getting a Separation or Divorce Ann Gold Buscho Ph.D., Psychology Today, February 6, 2020 One of the most difficult, painful conversations you’ll ever face is talking to your kids about your plan to divorce…However, it is important to talk to your kids before they hear it from someone else.


Young Men Embrace Gender Equality, but They Still Don’t Vacuum Claire Cain Miller, The New Times, February, 11, 2020 Young couples today are not that much more egalitarian in dividing household chores than they were three-quarters of a century ago… New studies show traditional views persist about who does what at home, and it’s holding women back.


Two Divorce Lawyers Take Their Work Home Alix Strauss, The New York Times, February 18, 2020 “Being divorce lawyers has made us treat each other nicely. It makes us better parents and spouses. [In our work] We’ve seen acts of unkindness projected onto a spouse, coupled by a failure to forgive, so it snowballs until they don’t have a marriage anymore.”


Earl of Snowdon: Queen’s nephew and his wife to divorce BBC.com, 18 February 2020 The Queen’s nephew the Earl of Snowdon and his wife the Countess of Snowdon have “amicably agreed” to divorce, a spokesman for the couple has said. The earl, David Armstrong-Jones, is the son of the late Princess Margaret and photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones. He has been married to wife Serena for 26 years. They have two children.


I Quit Dating Apps…Five Times. Fahima Haque, The New York Times, January 20, 2020 A look at dating in the modern world and how dating apps fit in!

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