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Nov 18, 2015 0

Relationship Advice: Is Friendship After Divorce Possible?

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Hope After Divorce relationship expert shares relationship advice for how to be friends post-divorce, using celebrity exes Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon as an example. Photo: Janet Mayer / PRPhotos.com

By Amy Osmond Cook for Divorce Support Center

Headlines are filled with photos of happy celebrities vacationing in remote places with their children in tow. It’s a picture perfect story—almost. For some celebrity exes such as Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom and Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, the marriage ended long ago, but the family unit remains. It’s not uncommon to hear stories of former couples vacationing together, living by each other and spending family time together. With such a high-profile breakup, how can co-parenting be such an easy transition for them? My relationship advice for you is to emulate these famous relationships because the success largely depends on the parents’ ability to move forward.

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Nov 4, 2015 0

Relationship Advice: Top 6 Contributors to Infidelity

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A man in a relationship has an affair. Photo: conrado / Bigstock.com

By Toni Coleman

We read celebrity gossip about infidelity all the time. Sometimes, as in the cases of Debra Messing or Claire Danes, it’s a part of their dating behavior. But what compels a partner to cheat? And why are the perimeters of commitment such a mystery to them? In this article, relationship expert Toni Coleman, LCSW, gives relationship advice and explores the hidden meanings behind infidelity and what we can do to secure our relationships and love.

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Oct 21, 2015 0

Relationship Advice On Financial Infidelity

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How to discuss finances with your significant other. Photo: dolgachov / Bigstock

By Toni Coleman

While celebrity news cites irreconcilable differences as the final blow for celebrity divorces such as Brandi Glanville of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” actress Kaley Cuoco, and celebrity chef Giada DeLaurentiis, it doesn’t take long for the matter of money to surface as part of the proceedings. Whether finances are openly discussed as an asset to a healthy relationship and love, or used as fodder when your vows start falling in the red, money is an integral part of any marriage.

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Oct 7, 2015 0

Love Advice: Roll With The Punches, Don’t Get Rolled Over

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Love advice for being positive even when life is unexpected. Photo: GG/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

By Debbie Ceresa

You know the feeling. It’s that unsettling doubt that surfaces when the best of days turns into the worst of moments. It’s like the time Taylor Swift was awarded the 2009 MTV Best Female Video Award only to watch helplessly as the self-proclaimed ‘expert’ on artistry, Kanye West, took the microphone to express his differing opinion. Thankfully, most of us aren’t confronted with these instances on national television, yet our reactions to these experiences are just as emotionally charged. As a relationship expert, I know these moments happen in relationships and love all the time. During these occasions, you’re faced with a choice. How you handle that decision can make all of the difference in the outcome.

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Sep 9, 2015 0

Relationship Expert Talks When To File For Divorce

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Don't over-analyze your relationship. Photo: dolgachov / Bigstock.com

By J’Nel Wright for Divorce Support Center

If your relationship and love has been confronted with unexpected and undesirable changes, you might consider ending your marriage. While we witness the threat of celebrity divorce surface almost every day, along with other nasty allegations, the fact remains that the decision to pursue a divorce is a personal choice.

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Aug 12, 2015 0

Relationship Expert Talks About Being Friends With Your Ex

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Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani. Photo: Janet Mayer / PR Photos

By Debbie Ceresa

“Today, I marry my friend.” It’s a common declaration of love shared between two people as part of their wedding ceremony. We promise “to love and cherish until death do us part.” But what happens when the relationship and love you once shared dies? Is it possible to stay friends with your ex?

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Jul 1, 2015 0

Expert Love Advice: How To Tackle That Nagging Seven-Year Itch

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By Amy Osmond Cook for Divorce Support Center

Can you remember the first time you were in love? Do you remember how the mere image of your partner took control of your thoughts? Your actions? Your view of the world? Life was vibrant and hopeful. Most of us can relate, but fast forward seven years, and the crowd thins a little. The intensity has dimmed or even disappeared long ago. Were we wrong about that person…or are we just incapable of maintaining a lasting relationship and love?
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Jun 3, 2015 0

Expert Dating Advice: Should You Give Your Ex a Second Chance?

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Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon get a celebrity divorce. Photo: FameFlyNet

By Amy Osmond Cook for Divorce Support Center

In the latest celebrity news, actress Pamela Anderson recently announced that her celebrity divorce to two-time husband, Rick Salomon, was final. In retrospect, she realized she never should have traveled down that path a second time. In contrast, my aunt Marie Osmond reunited with and remarried her first husband, Stephen Craig, 26 years after they divorced. This celebrity couple is fantastic together, and I’m thrilled to see them back together. As Uncle Donny stated in People.com, “These two people are right for each other.”

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May 6, 2015 0

Expert Dating Advice For Finding Love After Divorce

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Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder recently tied the knot. Photo: Willie Pena/Diana Pena / PRPhotos.com

By Amy Osmond Cook for Divorce Support Center

Fellow fictional vampires Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder just tied the knot in their celebrity wedding after a whirlwind romance. The famous couple began their relationship in the fall of 2014 when Reed announced she and her then-husband Paul McDonald were separating. By January 2015, the celebrity divorce was finalized and Somerhalder had popped the question. Now, the two are hitched and honeymooning in Brazil after dating for less than a year.

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Apr 8, 2015 0

Expert Love Advice: Is Your Partner Lying? Use These CIA Tricks to Find Out!

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By Amy Osmond Cook for Divorce Support Center

Ever feel like your partner isn’t telling you the whole truth? From Bill Clinton’s “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie swearing that no funny business was going down on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, single celebrities and famous couples alike are infamous for stretching the truth. Everyday pairs struggle with lying as well. In a Reader’s Digest poll, 96 percent of Americans admitted lying to those close to them. But it’s also worth noting that 50 percent of lies are told by only 5.3 percent of the people. Consider this expert love and dating advice below!
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May 2, 2013 0

How Can Celebrity Couple Jennifer Aniston Justin Theroux Make Her Love Last?

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Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

By Amy Osmond Cook, Ph.D.

Can it be true? It appears that Hollywood’s All-American sweetheart Jennifer Aniston has finally found lasting love with fiancé Justin Theroux. As they get ready to walk down the aisle, here are a few tips that can help them (and all of us!) build healthy relationships with our loved ones.

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Feb 21, 2013 4

What ‘The Bachelor’s’ Sean Lowe Needs to Do to Find Love

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By Amy Osmond Cook

It was 10:00 p.m. when I dragged myself home and up the stairs of our SoCal suburban tract home. The kids were in bed, and I was ready to relax. From our bedroom, I heard my husband Jeff’s voice on the phone raised in alarm. “Can you believe it? That is terrible!” Adrenaline rushed through my body as my mind raced through the possible calamities that could have befallen him. As I walked into the bedroom, Jeff hung up the phone to greet me.

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Dec 13, 2012 3

Love Lessons from Holiday Movies

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Happy couple at Christmas. Photo: Kzenon / Bigstock.com

By Amy Osmond Cook

The holiday season wouldn’t be the same without Christmas movies. Even if you’re bah-humbugging the holidays this year, we can learn a lot about love in these classic holiday films.

1. Elf . Will Ferrell is at his best in this laugh-out-loud family flick. Buddy the Elf finds out he is actually a human and goes to New York to find his long-lost father. While there, he trashes his dad’s Upper-East-Side apartment, spreads Christmas cheer among cynics and falls in love with Jovi (Zooey Deschanel), Santa’s elf at the mall. They eventually get together and split time between New York and the North Pole. The message: Love can transcend all barriers.  …Click here for more!

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May 10, 2012 3

10 Avengers-Sparked Questions to Bring You Closer

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By Amy Osmond Cook

“If you could have one superpower, what would it be?” I asked my husband, Jeff, on Friday. We were on our way to see The Avengers with our twelve-year-old son, Jake. “I would have mind-reading power,” Jeff said. “I’d be Superman,” said Jake. “Then I could have them all.” “I said just one superpower,” I quibbled. “But I’d stop time.”

Then, for the next ten minutes, my 12-year-old and I argued about whether you could count Superman’s powers as only one power and whether being able to stop time would make you invincible. But I digress.

When I was dating, I wished I had those mind-reading powers Jeff was talking about. What was really going on behind the polite, glassy-eyed smile across the restaurant table? Is he bored? Is he preoccupied with work? Is he on drugs?  were all questions I found myself asking.

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Apr 26, 2012 6

3 Times in Your Relationship When It’s Better to Be Safe Than Sorry

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By Amy Osmond Cook, Ph.D.

Zac Efron’s well-publicized condom drop on the red carpet sparked Matt Lauer to comment, “Better to be safe than sorry, right?” Zac chuckled, “That’s a great message to add to the many messages in the film.”

Well, it turns out that “better to be safe than sorry” is a great message that applies not just to condoms, but also to relationships in general. Here are three times when it really IS better to be safe than sorry:

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Apr 5, 2012 5

Relationship Advice from the ‘Hunger Games’

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Jennifer Lawrence recently reunited with Nicholas Hoult on-screen. Photo: Landmark / PR Photos

By Amy Osmond Cook, Ph.D.

If any of you saw the Hunger Games recently, you were in for a bloodbath–a very entertaining, very well produced bloodbath.  I’m a huge fan of Suzanne Collins, and the movie was one of the best I’ve seen in a long time.  But while I cheered for Katniss, cursed the gamekeeper, and threw popcorn at President Snow, I couldn’t help but notice that some of the lessons of Hunger Games could also be applied to relationships:

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Jan 17, 2012 1

Katy Perry and Russell Brand: What Went Wrong?

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Russell Brand and Katy Perry. Photo: PR Photos

By Amy Osmond Cook, Ph.D.

The fairy tale marriage of Katy Perry and Russell Brand is over, fourteen months after it began.  Katy and Russell join the ranks of celebrities whose wedding nuptials were . . . temporary.  Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries lasted only 72 days.  Britney Spears and Jason Alexander lasted two.

We’ve all heard a jumble of less-than-educated guesses as to why many celebrity relationships don’t last: “They spend too much time apart.”  “They have intimate scenes with other people.”  “They’re too obsessed with themselves.”  “They only care about fame.”  But what are the real reasons for so many celebrity break-ups?

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Oct 18, 2011 14

Demi Moore Proves There’s Hope After Divorce

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Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. Photo: Chris Hatcher / PR Photos

By Amy Osmond Cook, Ph.D.

It’s unclear as to whether Demi Moore is going to file for divorce from Ashton Kutcher after he allegedly cheated on their sixth wedding anniversary.  At least, that’s what the Vancouver Sun and other media outlets are reporting.  Though both parties have declined to confirm the split, it’s certainly apparent that this is a difficult time for both of them.

It’s no surprise that many marriages crumble when there is a serious betrayal.  For most Americans, marriage remains the highest expression of commitment that they can imagine.  Most also believe it’s unacceptable to cheat, lie, or keep secrets in a marriage–and that number has continued to fall over the past 40 years, according to Stephanie Coontz, the author of the article The Origins of Modern Divorce.

While the difficulty of this situation cannot be overstated, Demi has navigated this terrain before with grace and poise.  If she handles a divorce from Ashton like she did her divorce from Bruce Willis, we can expect the couple to stay friends and find happiness amidst the devastation.  So, what can we learn from this actress?

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Sep 20, 2011 3

Can Celebrities Actually Have Enduring, Healthy Relationships?

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George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis. Photo: Janet Mayer / PR Photos

By Amy Osmond Cook, Ph.D.

Cheating.  Scandal.  Divorce.  Too often, celebrity relationships end as a result of one of these unfortunate scenarios.  Just this summer, George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis, J.Lo and Marc Anthony, Derek Jeeter and Minka Kelly, and Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez called it quits.  Even Buzz Aldrin and his wife of 23 years couldn’t make it last.

As celebrity breakups continue to provide headlines for the supermarket tabloids, we are sometimes left wondering, “Does anyone stay together, anymore?”

Fortunately, the answer is “yes.”  Celebrities who take “for better or worse” seriously may not make the headlines, but they are out there.  Two of those people are my aunt and uncle, Donny and Debbie Osmond.

Donny and Debbie were married in 1978 and have survived the highs and lows of show business together for 33 years.  I asked Debbie how she and Donny have made their relationship last when so many have failed.  In characteristic humility, she credits God and her family for helping to keep their relationship strong.  But she also has a few practical tips:

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