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October 22, 2019

Recent family-related news included a look at how some children in the UK viewed their parents’ divorce back in 1988, tips on rekindling romance after having children, efforts to address childhood trauma, how divorce affects retirement savings and some couples are choosing divorce to save on taxes.

From The Archive: Children Speak Up About The Effects Of Divorce, 1988 The Guardian, October 6, 2019 Robin, Gavin, Lucy and Annabel responded in different ways to their parents splitting up. With minimal commentary, the cover story of the Observer Magazine of 12 June 1988 was a powerful and often disquieting look at the effects of divorce on children, whose unmediated voices filled the pages.

How To Reconnect With Your Partner After Having Kids Christina Caron, The New York Times, October 7, 2019 The author suggests not to wait for the most convenient time to rebuild intimacy… Just as there was never a perfect time to have children, there will rarely be a perfect time to rekindle a connection with your partner.

California’s First Surgeon General: Screen Every Student For Childhood Trauma Patrice Gaines,, October 11, 2019 A study on youth trauma, known as Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACES published in 1998 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente specified 10 categories of stressful or traumatic childhood events, including abuse, parental incarceration, and divorce or parental separation. Its research showed that sustained stress caused biochemical changes in the brain and body and drastically increased the risk of developing mental illness and health problems.

How to Retool Your Retirement Plan After Divorce Maryalene LaPonsie,, October 15, 2019 Perhaps the most difficult aspect of divorce is that it often requires people to make significant life changes going forward…These changes can feel disheartening and overwhelming… however seeing changes as opportunities for improvements rather than setbacks can also make these adjustments more manageable.

Couples Weigh ‘Strategic Divorce’ To Save On Taxes Darla Mercado,, October 16, 2019 Would you be willing to get divorced to save a few dollars? While breaking up might make sense on paper, financial advisors warn that the move could have unexpected ramifications that will dent couples’ financial security.

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