Even Jinger Duggar’s engagement with hunky fiancé Jeremy Vuolo isn’t generating the kind of fan interest the Duggars had initially hoped, leaving them with very little options for the future in reality television.
With all the mounting pressure and stress from the last year, Michelle has finally had enough.
Should she continue the relationship with these nonbiological children, even though she has no legal claim to them? Kelly, a marriage therapist from Colorado, notes that often step-children can be a contributing factor to divorce.
Many blended-family parents disagree over how to raise his, hers, and their children.
Jim, on the other hands, refuses to acknowledge the fact that they are financially in trouble, leading to bitter arguments between him and his wife.
By putting their daughters Jill and Jessa Duggar in the spotlight, Michelle and Jim Bob were hoping to some sort of income with their spin-off shows, but unfortunately fans are no longer tuning in the way they used before Josh Duggar’s scandals hit the headlines.
They rush into new relationships -- and often into new marriages -- within the first year.
Paul Hokemeyer, a New York therapist, says couples and children need to determine if they want those relationships to continue after divorce.
If your marriage lasted at least ten years, you can claim Social Security benefits on the entire earnings history of your ex-spouse.
These are known as “derivative benefits,” and they are equal to one-half of your ex-spouse’s benefits.
"Tell the woman you've just been through a tough divorce and that you're not ready for a committed relationship," he suggests.
"Acknowledge that it is not the right time for that." After a divorce, it's easy for guys to let themselves become isolated, especially if the ex gets custody of the kids. It can worsen feelings of depression, guilt, and loneliness, a potentially dangerous mix.