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How to Minimize the Damage on Your Kids in a Damaged Relationship

The fighting, the bickering, the name-calling, the selfish actions and the childish reactions…sound like a scene of toddlers at daycare? Nope. I’m talking about the many situations that take place during separation and divorce between two adults. While we all know that a breakup of any relationship is often difficult and heart-wrenching, all too often the adults forget that they’re not the only ones breaking up; their kids are caught in the crossfire and they’re also going through the breakup with you.

While most parents are cognizant of the fact that kids suffer through divorce as well, what many of them fail to realize is that kids don’t see divorce the same way adults do. Children, especially young children, don’t have the ability to comprehend complex adult issues. So while they, too, are going through the separation along with you, they don’t understand much of anything that’s going on, so they rely on you, the parent, to guide them and help them through this rough transition.

With that in mind, you can just imagine how easy it is for some parents to get caught up in their own problems and not think about how their sometimes selfish actions during and after the divorce can negatively impact their children. Therefore it is not uncommon for parents to say things to or around their children about the divorce or their soon-to-be-ex-spouse that they may or may not realize have a negative impact on their kids. Here are some well-meaning and not-so-well-meaning things parents say or talk about around children during or even after a separation:

Fighting about money.Numerous studies have shown that money is the number one reason why couples argue, and many divorced couples site financial troubles as the main, if not the sole, reason for the split. So it’s no surprise that couples who are separated or divorced would fight about money as well. While your ex may not be paying their share of child support or you feel they are not contributing fairly financially to meet your children’s needs, confronting them about it in front of your children will only make your kids feel like a commodity. This is especially true if one parent withholds visitation from the other parent based on a money issue alone (i.e. they aren’t paying support). Likewise it is not OK to tell your child that your financial woes are the fault of the other parent, e.g. “Daddy can’t buy you the toy you want because Mommy takes all his money.”

Divulging the real reason for the separation. OK, so maybe your husband cheated on you with your sister. Or maybe your wife has a debilitating drug addiction and you’ve had enough. Whatever the reason for the separation, your children want and deserve some sort of explanation. But letting them in on every gory detail of the breakup is not only gratuitous, it’s just plain wrong. That’s not to say that you should lie to them, but use an age-appropriate and toned-down response. Going into too much detail is like launching into an astrophysics lecture when your child asks why the sun rises and sets. A good generic response to most situations could be simply, “Mommy and Daddy just aren’t very good friends anymore and being together makes us sad, and we know that when we fight, it makes you sad too, so we decided to not be with each other anymore.” If it’s something like a drug or alcohol problem, you could say, “Daddy just has a problem right now and he’s trying real hard to be a better person, but we decided together that he needed to work on this alone.” If the child(ren) press for a more detailed explanation, give them as much as you feel they can handle (especially older children), but for the most part for smaller children a generalized explanation will suffice.

Name calling. This one is a no-brainer, but it happens so often that it needs to be addressed. We teach our children from the moment they can talk that name calling is just not acceptable behavior. So most likely it will come as a surprise to children when their parents resort to doing just that in a divorce situation. Please keep in mind that while you may not like your soon-to-be-ex (or may even hate them), your child(ren) probably still think they’re the bees knees. So if they hear one parent calling the other a derogatory name or spewing epithets, directly or indirectly, it only serves to confuse the child(ren) and they may cause them to feel guilt about loyalty to one or both parents

Sending “messages” to the other parent. One day my 6-yr-old son randomly proclaimed, “My dad says that men who have long hair are girly-boys.” While this sounds innocent enough, it wasn’t. My boyfriend has long hair and I knew that my ex was trying to send us a message through our son, and his only intent was to harass my boyfriend by proxy. Children are not messengers, and using them for this purpose, either legitimately (by intending to inform the other parent of something) or back-handedly (see example above) is not appropriate. Don’t rely on children to pass along important information to other family members – it’s your responsibility to deliver that kind of information to them directly – and by no means should you say things around them that you just know they will repeat. Children, especially small children, can and will repeat everything they hear, and it is just plain negligent for you to capitalize on this fact to satisfy your own brittle ego.

Forcing responsibility on the child. I have a co-worker who is embroiled in a bitter custody battle with his soon-to-be-ex-wife. She refused to take the kids to school in the morning, claiming it was his responsibility, and he refused the same, claiming it was her responsibility, because they were still in the process of mediation and nothing had been solidly agreed upon. Meanwhile the kids were stuck at her home with no way to get to school. One of the children called him and said that their mom had finally agreed to take them to school, and suddenly in the background he heard her scream, “No I did NOT say that, you tell your father that I am NOT taking you to school!!!”, which subsequently made the child cry. Putting a child in the middle of an argument just because you are trying to make a point is a travesty of parenting. Even if the custody isn’t yet set in stone, remember that your child’s well-being comes well before your overwhelming desire to “be right”.

Telling your child the other parent doesn’t want to see them (even if it’s true). Depending on how the custody played out in court, you may have more placement with your kids than the other parent. This makes it hard for children to understand why they don’t see Daddy as often as they see you, for instance. Or, there may be times when the other parent fails to meet their visitation obligation or misses an anticipated date with your child (such as the other parent promising to take them to the park on Saturday, but they are called into work instead.) When they ask why, don’t be tempted to take a dig at your ex by saying, “I guess Daddy just doesn’t want to spend time with you.” Shedding a negative light on your ex with the sole intention of making yourself look better only hurts the kids. Even if your ex is truly being a deadbeat, it may be difficult to resist the temptation of being honest with your kids about it, but you must. This doesn’t mean you have to lie and constantly cover for your ex, but just like the point about revealing too much information about the separation, you may need to candy-coat it just a little bit by saying something like, “Daddy loves you very much, but something came up and he couldn’t make it.” If your ex is consistently being a jerk, it won’t take your kids long to figure this out on their own, and you’ll have the comfort of knowing you took the high road (and your kids will respect you for it later).

Divorce is never easy for anyone involved. The last thing we want to do as parents is make it any harder on our kids than it has to be. It’s important to always be in tune with your kids’ attitudes and moods, and be sure to make it very clear to them before, during, and after the separation that you’re always available if and when they need to talk, vent, ask questions, or whatever. If you’re found guilty of any of the above “violations”, your children will find it very difficult to come to you when they need help through this trying time. Above all, always make sure your childrens’ needs come before your own and be there to help guide your children through this transition.

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Free Marriage Records Texas

Texas was one of the first states to classify marriage records as public information. With 20-plus million residents, marriage records in Texas have built up over the years. Government agencies provide public databases of Texas Marriage Records as a public service and private ones also exist on a commercial basis. The largest databank is at the Texas Vital Statistics Office. It is the state repository of public records and all state marriage records are routinely uploaded to it from respective counties and districts. The office reports into the Department of State Health Services of Texas.

The Texas Vital Statistics Office began officially filing Marriage Records in Texas in 1966 simultaneously with Texas Divorce, Birth and Death Records. There were variations over the various counties and districts especially during the early years but all marriages within the state would ultimately be posted at this office. Erstwhile marriage records in Texas as with other states during that era were administered by the county or district offices where the marriages took place.

Actually, Texas County Marriage Records were already in existence as early as 1837 in some areas of the state. Much of them were lost through accidents and other mishandling over the ages but for those which are still intact, they have been filmed, restored and properly archived. Having that said, the majority of historical database remain pretty much inactive. Predominant public interest mainly centers on the current generations. With advancement in modern data-filing, their records are in far better order.

By token of Texan laws, a great deal of information can be derived from such database. They are public records and everyone has the right to them. People can literally access and assess anyone’s entire marital past and present on demand. Documents such as Marriage License, Certificate and Verification Letter are typical and so are related divorce matters. Particulars of involved parties like parents, witnesses and conducting officers or ministers are also standard information. Marriage records are however not linked between states. As a result, marriages in other states will not show up in a Texas public marriage record search and vice-versa.

Different people will have their own preferred way of conducting marriage record search but the clear-cut favorite is the online method. This is quite expected as it’s convenient, immediate and private. Depending on the needs of the situation, it can even be accomplished free of charge. However, it’s recommended that professional record providers be engaged as their fees are typically very reasonable anyway and the bona-fide ones offer excellent value for money.

Texas Marriage Records are the top public records in the state when it comes to search activity. From background-checking a boyfriend or girlfriend to legal investigation, people are constantly checking out each other and the best thing is it’s done in secrecy. But why not, it’s easy and it’s over in a jiffy for that peace of mind sought ever so often. So it might be a good idea to self-check your marriage records regularly just to be sure that the record is straight, so to speak.

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What To Do With A Man Who Has Commitment Phobia

There are some men who make women feel very lovable and desirable. They lavish love and gifts on them, and make them feel very special. But when it comes to marriage, they back out. They have a great fear of getting tied to a single woman for life. They run away from the very idea of marriage. Their relationships never have fairytale endings; instead they are littered with heartbreaks.

These men suffer from commitment phobia, a fear of committing themselves to one single woman. However, they don’t hesitate to play the loving game. They go out of their way to make their women feel special. They woo them with all the passion that they can command. But they cool off once the woman talks of marriage.

How to spot a commitment phobe

For any woman it is important to spot commitment phobes – that is men who suffer from commitment phobia — early in the relationship. This is the only way they can keep their feet firmly on the ground, and not get swept away by the charm offensive launched by such men.

Fortunately, the commitment phobes are very predictable and display several common traits. These are:

1. They have been involved in several relationships in the past, but all of them have been brief. The reason, they will charmingly tell you, is that they are yet to come across a woman of their dreams, someone with whom they can have a lifelong relationship. You are that woman, they will tell you. It is for you to spot the lie or swallow it hook, line and sinker.

2. They would show much more interest in you that you do in them They will follow you, beseech you, please you, woo you – try every trick in the trade to win you over.

They will even drop hints of long and stable relationships; they will talk of “we” and “us” not “I” and “me”.

3. They will make you feel very special. They will shower you with love and affection. They will make you feel their world will come to an end if you spurn them or misunderstand them. You will find it impossible to resist them, unless you realize what is happening.

However, this ardent wooing will be limited to the first phase of the relationship. The relationship will take a different turn the moment you surrender It is not that such men treat women as trophies to be won, and then displayed in their personal museums; but they are driven by contradictory feelings. They neither want to give up a woman nor want to commit themselves to her. It is a psychological disorder. But it can have serious effects both on the relationship, and on you.

You will not realize what has happened to your relationship. The same man, who could not live without you for a moment, will start looking for excuses to stay away from you. You will no longer be the shining light of their lives. The talk of matrimony will freeze them. Your tears may make them unhappy but it will not move them. It wouldn’t be long before you are left only with memories and tears; the commitment phobe would have moved forward to another woman.

Why do they behave like this

You need not search for reasons for the souring of the relationship. You should also not blame yourself for what has happened. You must realize that commitment phobia is an emotional disorder, and you have become a victim of a person suffering from such a disorder.

According to psychologists, the commitment phobes behave like this because they suffer from certain beliefs about relationships. This may happen because:

1. As a sensitive child, a commitment phobe’s world was torn by a bitter divorce between his parents. He grew up with a feeling that there can be no permanent relationship between a man and a woman. Such a relationship can only bring pain in the long run.

2. Some commitment phobes cannot reconcile to the death of their father or mother or forget the sadness and grief that overcame their parents when one of them died. They therefore grow up with the feeling of not to enter into permanent relationships – relationships that can bring pain on account of the death of a loved one.

3. Some commitment phobes may have been betrayed by those whom they loved. This would have created a mindset of never to give in to a woman again.

How to deal with a commitment phobe

You must realize that you have very few chances of winning a commitment phobe. You must therefore play hard to get. You must refuse to get into bed with him for very often this signals the end of a relationship. Let him feel desperate; let him step up his wooing. But don’t give in.

It is important that you continue to live your own life. You should not allow a commitment phobe to set the pace of your life. You should continue dating other men and act as an independent woman who can live her life on her own. Never make the mistake of playing second fiddle to such men or switching to what-a-wife-would-do mode.

You should not drum excuses for his behavior, or try to convince yourself that he is right and you are wrong. In your mind, you should not become his advocate. You must look at his actions, not his words. Words are easy; they can be lavished with freedom. But it is hard to match them with action.

If possible, you should convince him to see a psychologist. There is always a chance that a psychologist may be able to remove the fears that a commitment phobe has about marital relationships. But this cannot happen in an instant. You have to be patient, aand you have to see how the commitment phobe takes your suggestion or the counseling.

Finally, don’t grieve if your relationship breaks down. Take it in your stride. Treat it as a fun fling that was bound to end this way.

(To know more about commitment phobes read “How to spot a commitment phobic before he breaks your heart! at www.relationship-remedies.com.)

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3 Top Tips For 5k Beginners

Hi,

Here are some tips that I found useful when I started off running 5k’s:

1 ) Don’t attempt to much too soon

I was really bad at doing this; I’d always start off being full of enthusiasm, doing too much do too much and either injuring myself or feeling really sore the next day!

I have however learnt my lesson now (it took me long enough) so don’t fall in to the same trap that I did. When starting out your body needs time to adjust. It’s best to just go with what feels natural and don’t push yourself. The results will come in time, and the key thing is to not delay your progress by being demotivated and demoralised because you’re aching or injured.

2) Diet is important

Don’t neglect the importance of diet. Food is essentially fuel for your body. You wouldn’t put dirty petrol in to your expensive car would you? I hope not

The same thing goes for your body; It’s the only one you’ve got and it’s up to you to take care of it. I’m not advocating eating nothing but lentils and green beans as I enjoy junk food as much as anyone, but I enjoy it in moderation (but to be honest I’ve been eating to much of it lately).

So start cutting back a bit and start thinking about what fuel you are providing to your body.

3 ) Getting the truck rolling

Once I’ve taken some time off from exercising then I find it’s really hard to get motivated to start again, but after I’ve actually been doing it for a few days then I find it easy.

I’m sure you’re the same and this is down to “mental inertia”. It’s exactly the same thing as getting a boulder rolling or pushing a truck (you’ve probably seen those World’s Strongest Man competition on TV. The amount of effort that’s need to get these super heavy objects moving is enormous, but once they’re rolling it looks easy), it takes a lot of effort and energy to get started but once it’s going it’s easy to maintain the momentum.

Now, how do we get momentum? In Tim Ferriss’ latest book The 4-Hour Body (a brilliant book by the way), it talks about the experience of the Nike+ team (Nike+ is a tool for recording your running statistics, time, speed etc, which works with your iPod). By looking at the data of more than 1.2 million users, once someone exercises for 5 sessions they are massively more likely to carry on than somebody who does less than 5 sessions.

So get your running shoes on and get out there at least 5 times in the next week and half and form that positive habit.

I hope these tips help you with your goal of how to run a 5k,

All the best,

Matt

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7 Divorce Survival Tips for Men Everywhere

Despite many years of trying to make our marriage work, my wife and I finally separated in December 1999. My ensuing seven year divorce did not go well, and to date it represents some of the darkest and saddest days in my life.

The maxim “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” was my daily credo. As the challenges unfolded and I faced ever new and ever awful tests, I grew stronger and more resilient.

The original moping and pathetic “why me?” behaviour was eventually replaced with a sense of purpose, a sense of direction, and an ever growing catalogue of tactics and strategies that any man facing a divorce should know.

Here are seven of my favourite tips:

#1 – Journal Everything: Become a committed to recording facts, figures and events. If you call to speak to your kids – log it. Record the date, the time, the duration and the basic theme of the conversation. Record any thoughts and observations that you had after the call. Better still…

#2 – Record Your Calls: This little gem was a real life saver. Get yourself a small digital recorder and plug it into your main phone. When you get or make a call of any importance, press record and capture the whole thing. You might think this is a little spy-versus-spy, but believe me, it saved my rear when my ex-wife said one thing and then claimed openly something completely different. The audio recording didn’t lie…

#3 – Keep Yourself Healthy: Eat as well as you can, get enough sleep and drink plenty of water. It sounds goofy, but if you are slightly dehydrated, or even a bit tired, you are not as smart as you usually are. Divorce is often times about conflict, and a good ‘attack’ will leave you reeling. If you are healthy and well rested, you stand a better chance of weathering the assault.

#4 – Remember It Does End…Eventually: Your situation is unique so I can’t tell you how long this will last, but I can tell you that it does end. It’s basic physics…

#5 – Don’t Make ‘Guilt’ Based Promises: I don’t know about you, but I felt badly when my marriage failed. Sure it takes two to make it work or fail, and I get that. But I’m human (although my Ex would likely disagree…) and it hurt. When we are in pain – especially emotional pain – we tend to make ‘silly’ promises to make ourselves feel better. Don’t do it! If you have a lawyer on your payroll, they’ll tell you basically the same thing. Emotions are expensive and can cost you more than the moment it took to make that promise.

#6 – Assume Your Ex-Wife Is Smarter Than You: This is one piece of advice that took me a while to swallow. But if you take this to heart, you’ll avoid a lot if issues. You see these tips I just shared with you… assume she knows them all and has ten more of her own and five ‘friends’ tipping her daily. Remember, the system is structured to support the women; it was built this way because historically it needed to. Today there are many men who get a raw deal because of some men’s past behaviours – remember this.

And lastly…

#7 – Keep Your Sense of Humour: They can take the house, they can take the car, they can take the kids and the dog…but they cannot take away your sense of humour. Remember, love is grand…divorce is a hundred grand.

Thank you, thank you very much… I’ll be here all week, try the veal.

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Gold By Kim Kardashian – What Does It Smell Like?

Gold by Kim Kardashian is the second perfume to be released by Miss Kardashian herself. Its predecessor, Kim Kardashian for Women by Kim Kardashian has remained one of the leading women’s perfumes on the market since its release back in 2009. We can safely assume that Gold will do just as well, if not even better, in terms of sales once it’s released and available for public purchase.

The idea behind Gold by Kim Kardashian is said to be inspired and created straight from the beauty herself. Gold represents the more glamorous side of Kim, and is a synonym of her high sense of fashion and style. Gold jewelry pieces compliment her and she famously wears the color both naturally and beautifully. The shimmering gold aura that follows her and her “look” are what have defined her as an international beauty. It cannot be denied that Kim Kardashian is one of the world’s most successful women to gain fame because of her gorgeous looks.

Gold by Kim Kardashian will stay true to its roots and follow the same style of packaging as the first signature Kim Kardashian scent. This time however, it has been designed and packaged with the color combination of black and soft gold. The bottle though is identical to the first and includes the signature KK logo (her initials).

“What does it smell like?

Yes, no doubt you’re wondering what does Gold by Kim Kardashian smell like? Well, seeing as it is a perfume that is released in the spring and targeted as being more of a women’s summery scent don’t expect anything too heavy. The unique combination of different ingredients lend themselves to something that is not too overpowering when worn on the skin and clothing. It is considered a scent that is defined as warm and feminine and yet has a really fun summer flare.

Gold by Kim Kardashian has been created by combining quite a variety of perfume notes including the more citrus blends of bergamot (orange scent), pink grapefruit and pink pepper. Then, some of the most popular floral feminine notes of jasmine rose petal and violet. Lastly the addition of sandalwood, creamy benzoin and amber were put in to help to keep it fresh, but still hold a nice summer spice.

For those who love to collect perfume and are going to want to add Gold by Kim Kardashian to their perfume collection, the product launches with either a 50ml or 100ml bottle of eau de parfum. Most likely within a short time period of time more and more products will become available for purchase and more affordable eau de toilettes and body lotions will be for sale.

http://www.streetarticles.com/beauty/gold-by-kim-kardashian-what-does-it-smell-like

Money isn’t everything – until you don’t have it when you need it. CorePurpose announces July 20th session of the acclaimed Ready Set Grow Series – Foucus on Finance: Money Matters.

Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) June 22, 2004

CorePurpose, Inc., a management consulting, software and outsourced solutions provider, today announced the seventh installment in the Ready Set Grow Lecture Series : ”Focus on Finance: Money Matters”.

”Money isnÂÂ’t everythingÂÂ- until you donÂÂ’t have it when you need it” shared Joan Koerber-Walker, executive director of CorePurpose, Inc. ”Every businessÂÂ-large and smallÂÂ-goes through cycles of investment growth and reinvestment. Too often, we underestimate what we need or when weÂÂ’ll need itÂÂ-the results can be catastrophicÂÂ-missed opportunitiesÂÂ-stalled growth or even worse.”

On July 20, 2004, industry executives from around the valley will join Koerber-Walker and corporate finance and turn around expert David Mork to exploreÂÂ-

o The Business Growth and Financing Cycle

o How to predict future needs

o And where and when to pursue them

According to finance and restructure expert David Mork, ”you can have the greatest product or service in the worldÂÂ-but if the money runs outÂÂ-you canÂÂ’t deliver!” Mork will share some of the secrets he has used to help companies around the world Focus on Finance.

David Mork is a Director of CBIZ Miller Wagner, Inc., and Practice Leader/Director of the CBIZ Restructuring Group, which serves as an advisor to troubled entities, assists companies in turnaround situations, and is based in Phoenix. He brings over 24 years of experience in the restructuring industry where as a practitioner in the field he has managed hundredÂÂ’s of turnaround and bankruptcy cases since the enactment of the Code in 1979.

Mork has been retained as a financial advisor by entities with multiple operations throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. He has managed the turnaround of large multi-location entities engaged in real estate, manufacturing, distribution, health care, financial institutions, construction, and transportation.

Ready Set Grow, is a 12 month program bringing 12 nationally known business growth experts to the valley. The series continues throughout 2004 and is held the third Tuesday morning of the month. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to these executive experts share insights and then participate in workshops designed to apply the same concepts to their own companies. Subscriptions are offered as a series and on a single session basis.

Each program looks at a different facet of business growth strategy ranging from strategic execution to product design, customer focus and service, operations, sales, and globalization.

The program has gained support from a number of business and community sponsors including The Business Journal, the Arizona Technology Council, AZ SNAP, ASBA, The Downtown Phoenix Partnership ÂÂ- Copper Square, and The Business and Industry Institute at Mesa Community College.

”Workforce development is key to ArizonaÂÂ’s economic recovery”, said Koerber-Walker. ”Ready Set Grow is designed to support workforce development at multiple levels in an organization from senior leadership to the organizations key managers and next generation leaders. It is an opportunity for employees to step up and become part of the solution and an opportunity for employers to energize and endorse key team members through investing in their professional development.”

Program details and information:

When, Where and How Much?

Dates: July 20, 2004 ÂÂ- December 21th, 2004

Forums: 3rd Tuesday of every month

”Focus on Finance: Money Matters”. July 20 , 2004

Time:

7:30 ÂÂ- 8:00 AM ÂÂ- Continental Breakfast

8:00ÂÂ-12:00PM ÂÂ- Forum Session

Location:

Business and Industry Institute

Mesa Community College

145 North Centennial Way

Mesa, Arizona 85201

Costs

Single Sessions Pricing

Individual participant: $129 per session

Groups of 3 or more: $117 per person per session

for the Ready/Set/Grow series

Individual participant:

$600.00 for the balance of 2004

Groups of 3 or more: $540.00 per person

For more details and registration ÂÂ- visit http://www.CorePurpose.com

About CorePurpose, Inc.

Headquartered in Arizona, CorePurpose, Inc., is a consulting and solutions company specializing in focusing companies for greater success through high impact activities that link directly to results. Together with members of the CoreAllianceSM, CorePurpose, Inc. works with companies and organizations to align internal resources to their areas focus while offering resources for mentoring, implementation and outsourcing in non-core areas or areas where additional support is required including: HR, Sales and Marketing, Operations, IT, and Finance. For more information about CorePurpose, Inc., and to view the listing and experience of CoreAlliance Members visit: http://www.CorePurpose.com.

CONTACT: CorePurpose, Inc.

Joan Koerber-Walker, 480/921-3933 jkw@corepurpose.net

CorePurpose® is a registered service mark of CorePurpose, Inc.

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Why Did Leland Chapman Get Divorced?

Most of his fans known him from Dog the Bounty Hunter and ladies all over the world are interested in finding out more about the guy. Well today we are gonna find out the answer to the question why did Leland Chapman get divorced? Obviously this is something that single women will want to find out as they hold out hopes of hooking up with the man. So make sure to read on as we discuss everything that led up to his divorce with Maui Chapman.

So why did Leland Chapman get divorced? Well it’s kinda a long story but the case was filed under irreconcilable differences. It is rumored that Maui began the process in 2003 because of the whole situation with Andrew Luster. They claim that she used his prison stay as grounds and in all honesty that is a pretty good reason for one to leave a marriage. Leland was said to have countered that claim with one of his own stating abandonment which basically meant she gave up on him during the process.

Ultimately in the end both sides would come to an agreement to meet in the middle since the grounds had changed once he was released from prison. It appears that Leland Chapman got divorced because Maui no longer wanted to be involved with the guy. That is all speculation on my part but it certainly seems to be the case. The thing that probably hurt him the most was that she was granted custody of the children due to his stint in a Mexican prison which hurt him in the eyes of the court.

This really shouldn’t change a person’s opinion about somebody because there are millions of divorced Americans out there at the moment. Forever is a long time and sometimes people just drift apart in life. It happens all the time and doesn’t make someone wrong or a bad person at all. At least now some of the readers at home know why Leland Chapman got divorced rather than just having some pure speculation on their mind.

Let me just add as well that who knows what went on behind closed doors to cause Leland and Maui Chapman to want to get divorced and end their marriage. There could’ve been things happen to either side of the relationship that many of us at home would be surprised to find out. That is the thing about celebrity relationships that most fans don’t think because they are only people and make the same mistakes in life as well.

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Loving Relationship: Secret To Fruitful & Satisfying Love Relationships

This article is about a loving relationship book by best selling author, Michael Webb on Love relationship, save marriage, dating, couples, family life, avoid divorce marriage advice, marriage plan, dating secrets.

Best Selling author of books on love relationship, marriage and family delivers a sizzling book that helps many couples avert common relationship nightmares by knowing exactly the right questions to ask to determine if your potential marital spouse is good (or not) for you.

The most common and catastrophic problem facing America and the whole world today is not the spread of weapons of mass destruction but the breakdown of the traditional family and the attendant problems of dysfunctional homes, moral decadency, cultural degeneration, crimes and urban decay.

The root of this problem is that most people enter into love relationships and begin having families without knowing their dates, partners and spouses well enough and without caring for compatibility.

Therefore many of these relationships don’t last a long time.

After they have a few children, the marriage collapses.

Then custody battles ensue.

Children are often caught up in the battle between their fathers and mothers and are greatly impacted psychologically and socially all their lives by the traumatic bitter experience.

When children have no role models to look up to, they grow up with undeveloped characters which often cause failures in life.

They may be disposed to join the wrong gangs and live unpleasant lives filled with drugs, crimes, bitterness, misery and movement in and out of prisons.

This is why Michael Webb’s book about couples asking the right questions is of utmost importance in helping them to choose the right compatible mates for a loving relationship that may lead to a lasting, happy and solid marriage.

In this revealing relationship book, Mr. Webb has offered 1000 sensible, critical and important relationship questions every couple who desires success in marriage should ask each other before embarking on a serious love relationship.

Some of these relationship questions are about: Personality, Feelings & Emotions, Favorites, Pets, Attractions, Health, Food & Well Being, Vacations,

Morals, Convictions and Beliefs, Religion & Spiritual Matters, Car & Driver,

Holidays & Celebrations, Home & Home Life, Past & Future, Hobbies & Entertainment, Love, Romance & Date Nights, Friends & Family,

Communication, Career and Education, Money, Relationships – Past & Present, Children & Child Rearing, Wedding & Honeymoon, Sex

Here is what a customer said about Mr. Webb’s love relationship book:

“My boyfriend of four and a half years and I really thought we knew each other well until we started going through your questions. It has been a wonderful experience.” — Laura Hill

Mr. Webb maintains that: “An estimated 83% of divorces would not take place if couples asked each other the right questions. If you and your partner answer these 1000 questions, I guarantee that you will know each other better than 99% of couples on the face of the earth”

Michael Webb has appeared on over 500 radio and television shows including Oprah, Men are From Mars/ Women are From Venus, NBC News, 700 Club, The Other Half, Iyanla, To Tell the Truth and FOX News.

He has been featured in practically every major newspaper in the United States and is regularly mentioned in the nation’s top magazines like Men’s Health, Bridal Guide, Cosmopolitan, New Man, Women’s Day, Family Circle and dozens others

Another of Mr. Webb’s customer, Patricia Jackley who bought this book and found it very useful and helpful said:

“The questions you pose throughout the book are thought provoking, honest and certainly added to creating a solid base to start our initial relationship and ultimately our marriage.

I can honestly say that your questions are universal, they are questions that reach into the heart of basic foundations such as morals, beliefs and values that bridge any cultural divides and differences.

My husband, Henri and I are so thankful we took the time to provide heartfelt and honest answers to each other. We believe it helped us to create a stronger bond than we would have ordinarily maintained. Thank you! From a faithful reader and fellow romantic, sincerely, Patricia”

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May this article help you to improve your love life and marital prospects.

Warmly,

Ikey Benney

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