Divorce is an emotional roller coaster. It can make you feel crazy, frightened, depressed and giddy. You suddenly have to navigate legal, financial, parenting and relationship issues that you probably never expected to confront.
Divorce blogs can help you find your way through a divorce. A good divorce blog can offer the comfort of a virtual friend who’s been through the process and survived. It can offer expert financial and parenting tips. And it’s there for you at all hours of the day and night.
There are lots of divorce blogs for women, but many don’t outlive their author’s court proceeding. Here are five divorce blogs that are informative, updated regularly and offer advice on both the emotional and financial sides of divorce.
Relationships and Parenting for Divorcing Women
Divorced Girl Smiling: Blogger Jackie Pillosoph was the mother of two young children when she went through a divorce seven years ago. It was tough, but she came through the process with a smile on her face, and she now offers up advice on the emotional side of divorce, including dating and parenting. Pillosoph describes herself as a best friend next door who will talk to you about divorce and getting your life back together.
Divorce Diaries: Woman’s Day magazine’s divorce blog features the observations of Ellie DeLano, a working single mom who has been going through a lengthy divorce. DeLano writes about her own experiences with divorce and single parenthood and also gives readers advice on surviving the process.
Better After 50 Divorce Blog: For women who are divorcing in middle age, this blog regularly publishes relationship advice, including tips on starting to date again and navigating new relationships. The blog also offers personal stories and suggestions on starting over after a divorce.
Jeff Landers’ Blog on Forbes.com: Landers is president of a divorce financial strategy firm that advises affluent women who are going through a divorce. Not surprisingly, his blog focuses on the financial aspects of divorce, with posts covering such topics as what you need to do before filing for divorce, understanding alimony and the way assets are divided, and how to handle retirement accounts and pension plans.
And Everything Else
Huff Post Divorce: The Huffington Post’s divorce blogging team provides daily advice on a wide variety of divorce topics, including finances, dating, relationships, parenting and finances.
Divorce is painful, but an informative and well-written blog can help ease the process. Remember that reading a blog – even a law firm blog – is no substitute for legal advice by an experienced divorce attorney.