When you were still married, traveling with the kids was no big deal. You and your spouse simply organized the trip, put the kids in the car and went where you pleased.
Could you be headed for a divorce?
It's almost impossible to contemplate a divorce without thinking about the money involved. Divorce is, after all, expensive.
Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places in the nation to live -- and also one of the most expensive. Everything from housing to the price of milk can be more expensive than it is on the mainland.
Is it time to end your marriage, or is there still hope that your marriage can recover from whatever is wrong with it?
Are you trying to bring up the topic of divorce with your spouse?
Holiday gifts are a reflection of concern for other people and a natural desire to build relationships with friends, family members and even casual acquaintances. Gifts can range from a simple gesture of appreciation (like the tip you give your dog groomer or mailman) to a much deeper message of understanding and kinship toward someone you love.
By the time you sought a divorce, was your marriage already long over?
Most people dread the first holiday season after their divorce for a variety of reasons. The longer you were married, the more accustomed you've probably become to celebrating holidays as part of a couple.
It probably doesn't surprise you to learn that money is a major source of discord between couples. It might surprise you, however, to learn that having a lot of money can be just as detrimental to a relationship as not having enough -- especially if your expenses tend to match your income or one spouse doesn't work.