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World’s richest man did not have a prenup

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is and wife MacKenzie Bezos news when they announced that they are filing for divorce after 25 years of marriage. The two did this where they live in Washington State, which is a community property state where couples split marital assets in half. Having started Amazon after the marriage, this means that MacKenzie Bezos stands to get half of the couple’s estimated wealth of $137.1 billion dollars.

Does your spouse have a Borderline Personality Disorder?

Mental health issues are often difficult to pinpoint, particularly if you are not an expert. Nevertheless, these disorders can lead to a lot of pain, frustration and confusion for those who live, work or interact with the person. Mental health experts believe that issues like Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are characterized through different patterns of behavior or trends, which can show in every aspect of an individual's life.

Spying on spouse is never a good idea

Technology enables us to do many things more easily and faster. This includes spying on a spouse. Home security systems and the technology in smart houses make it easy enough to monitor the activities in a home from anywhere online. A husband who bought a car can easily set of the GPS so that he can see where and when the car travels, which does not change when divorce proceedings begin. A wife can simply put an inexpensive GPS tracker in the soon to be ex's car. Simple things like the Find My iPhone app or knowing a spouse's computer passwords can make it all too easy to check on someone.

Millennials learning from parents

There has been a lot of discussion of the rise of “grey divorces.” However, while the rates of divorce for 55-and-up couples are at historic highs, something different is happening with the children. Millennials under 45-years-old are divorcing at a much lower rate than baby boomers born before 1965.  

Spotting a narcissist

Sometimes our willingness to see the best in others leads to disappointment down the line. It may be due to a behavior your partner does not even realize they exhibit; but nonetheless, it may be increasingly difficult to embrace or tolerate the behavior as the conflict escalates and slights mount during the marriage or relationship.

Job performance is often affected by divorce

Many employees do their best to keep their personal life separate from their work. Some are successful at it, while others are less so. No matter who you are, however, it is likely that the stress of going through divorce is going to affect your performance even when work seems to be the only area of your life where you feel in control. The trick is to try and minimize your divorce's impact on your professional life and focus on staying on track in your career. Below are some helpful strategies for making the best of a difficult transition. According to a divorce coach, the general themes to remember are that communication and organization are key, but there are some specific strategies as well:

Divorce often includes unexpected snags

The uncoupling process is much more involved than just dividing assets and finding a new place to live. It is important to remember that a marriage is a legal contract. During the process of dissolving that contract, there are an endless number of details that need to be worked out, including some surprises that catch people off guard.

Your marriage will thank you for saying ‘thank you’

Teaching children to express gratitude is something that starts very early on. We live in a society where appreciation and kindness are often rewarded with positive social outcomes such as friendship or workplace promotions. If people are attuned to the benefits of gratitude in daily life, why is it that some couples struggle to show gratitude in their marriage? Unsprisingly, saying thank you in your marriage also carries rewards.

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