• Lesley Friedland and the FamilyKind Team

November 26, 2019



Recent family-related news included a look out how the move towards divorce for one couple improved their marriage; a recommendation, by a group of Bishops to the Pope, to allow married men to be ordained as priests in the Amazon region; a personal look at one woman’s path to divorce; a bitter custody fight in Texas focused on the gender identity of their 7 year old child and a proposed rule by the Trump administration which would allow adoption and foster care agencies to discriminate against LGBT families.

What She Learned From the One Who Got Away Daniel Jones, The New York Times, October 18, 2019 Thirty years ago, Deborah Copaken thought her boyfriend had stood her up. The real story was more complicated. So she used it as a cautionary tale to help reunite another couple.

Jerome Wilson, Key in Revamping New York Divorce Law, Dies at 88 Sam Roberts, The New York Times, November 5, 2019 As a NYS legislator in 1966, Jerome L. Wilson, a former Democratic state senator from Manhattan helped liberalize a rigorous 18th-century law that had left New York as the sole state that required a spouse to prove adultery as the only legal ground for divorce. Mr. Wilson was the chairman of the state’s Joint Legislative Committee on Matrimonial Law, which recommended that the legal grounds for divorce be broadened.

‘Marriage Story’ Reveals The Messy, Heartbreaking Toll Of Divorce Justin Chang, NPR, November 8, 20191 It’s been 14 years since the release of “The Squid And The Whale,” Noah Baumbach’s drama about two brothers dealing with their parents’ divorce. His new movie, “Marriage Story,” is also about a couple who decide to call it quits, played by Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson.

6 Tips for Divorced Moms Facing Thanksgiving Without Their Kids Cathy Meyer, Divorcemagazine.com, November 21, 2019 Holidays after divorce can be hard – especially for divorced parents facing Thanksgiving without their kids. Thanksgiving is supposed to be the holiday when we give thanks for all the blessings in our lives. However, it can be hard to maintain an attitude of gratitude when one of the things you’re most thankful for – your children – are not with you. Here are some tips to successfully navigate the holiday season.

Practicing Gratitude, for a Change Samantha Shanley, The New York Times, November 22, 2019 “At Thanksgiving, when the seedling phase of my divorce from the father of my three children was well underway, we agreed it was time for us to start spending holidays apart…I imagined my children celebrating with their father’s family: football on the television, apple pie on the table. That consistency offered me bittersweet consolation.”

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