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Emotional trauma after car wrecks

Car wrecks are difficult to handle because you have to deal with the physical impacts of the crash and the emotional toll it takes on you. Dealing with the vast range of emotions can be a challenge, so you might need to seek out mental health help from someone who can help you work through them.

One of the primary things you might feel is disbelief. Just the fact that you were in a crash might be shocking. You might not be able to cope with the fact that someone was driving unsafely and put you in danger.

Child sexual abuse comes with great mental impacts

Children who were victims of sexual abuse have a long road ahead of them as they try to heal. Unfortunately, this is going to entail both physical and emotional healing. Many of the physical aspects will heal long before the mental ones. These innocent children will likely need long-term counseling to try to overcome the emotional trauma.

Some estimates note that 12 to 18% of men and 28 to 33% of women experienced sexual abuse during their adolescence or childhood. This doesn't include anything other than events that include physical touches, so the figures might be much higher in reality.

4 factors that might lead to an affair

Infidelity is often cited as a cause for divorce -- but an affair rarely starts out of nowhere. The odds are good that the spouse having the affair has been unhappy in the marriage for a long time.

If you're suspicious that your spouse is unhappy, watch for these signals that your spouse is about to stray. If you can spot them early enough, you may have an opportunity to fix the issues so infidelity won't occur. If an affair has already started, ending that relationship and addressing these problems might save the marriage.

  • Bypassing physical affection: Part of marriage is intimacy. There is a chance that people in an unaffectionate marriage might turn to others for the attention they are seeking.
  • Thinking you are always right: Marriage requires compromise. When one person feels that they are always right, there is little chance to compromise. This might push the other person away.
  • Criticizing in public: Spouses shouldn't ever criticize each other in public. Criticism in front of others is a significant sign of disrespect, and it could cause the marriage to end.
  • Keeping secrets: Communication in a marriage should be open. When there are secrets, it means that communication and trust are lacking. This can lead to the union failing.

Dealing with your kids' emotions during divorce

Your divorce is a time of major changes for everyone in your family. Parents need to figure out how to help their children. In order to do this, you have to remember that one source of their feelings is that they don't have control over what is happening. On top of this, they have to learn how to deal with emotions that they might not be familiar with and that are strong and hard to control.

It is normal for children to be sad when their parents divorce. Typically, they are going be able to overcome the sadness to continue with normal daily activities. You likely don't have much to worry about if they are still doing the things they enjoy and staying active. When you notice that they aren't doing those things, you might have to explore the possibility that there may be something deeper going on.

Catastrophic injuries after a crash require immediate action

Car crashes can lead to catastrophic injuries that dramatically alter the course of a person's life. When you are in this type of wreck, you might feel hopeless. Pulling yourself out of this type of situation can be difficult, but you do have options that can help you.

One of the most important things for you to do is have a medical evaluation so that you can find out what, if any, injuries you need to be concerned about. Your doctor can give you a treatment plan that can help you during the healing process.

Points to consider during a divorce

A divorce is a big step for any adult. When you decide that your marriage is officially over, and you are ready to legally end it, you will need to file the petition. Remember that this isn't the end of it. You have some work to do, more than likely with your ex. Before the court will grant the divorce, you have to figure out how to divide property and make plans for the children. These can be rather complex matters.

Things might be easy if you and your ex can work together with a mediator because you can come to the terms through negotiations. This often makes the process faster. Just remember that if you do try this, you have the option of turning to a trial if it doesn't work out.

Signs a child has been sexually abused

Parents assume that they will always know when something is wrong with their children; however, you might not. When a child is sexually abused, it can be difficult for the parents to know. Learning some of the signs that are common in these cases can be beneficial.

Some children who are sexually abused will often have some behavioral issues that signal something is amiss. These can include wetting the bed after they've been potty trained, trying to remain dressed during bathing, showing sexual behaviors that aren't age-appropriate, and not wanting to be left alone with a certain person. In some cases, they might only want to remain within arm's reach of their primary caregiver.

Divorce elements should be individually considered

Once you decide that your marriage is over, you will have to work through the legal points necessary to end it. Your circumstances will determine what needs to be done, so be sure that you look at things as they apply to you. Remember that what happened with a friend isn't necessarily going to be the case for your situation. We are here to help guide you through the divorce process.

At the most basic level, you and your ex will have to determine how the property division is going to be handled. Even if you don't have much in the way of assets, the ones you do have will need to be split up. This can include things as seemingly minor as the kitchen appliances and living room furniture, as well as things as large as the marital home and the vehicles. Everything that you acquired during the marriage must be given a home now.

Teen drivers can cause fatal car wrecks

With school out for the summer, teens are going to be driving around more than most other times of the year. Unfortunately, this can be hazardous to other drivers because teens aren't the safest drivers. Part of the reason they are unsafe is that they are inexperienced. They don't have the skills needed to react to certain situations, which makes them dangerous.

The number of teens that are killed daily in car wrecks is more than the number of teens killed by suicide, homicide and cancer altogether. Almost two-thirds of the people killed by teen drivers aren't the teen drivers themselves. Teens are three times more likely than others to be involved in a fatal crash.

Divorcing state senator reveals relationship with former aide

The divorce of a Connecticut state senator has garnered increased media attention in recent weeks as she went public with her relationship with a former staffer. State Sen. Alex Bergstein is in the midst of a divorce from her husband Seth, who is a Morgan Stanley executive.

Sen. Bergstein, who represents Greenwich, announced the relationship on Facebook last month. She said that it was not the reason she filed for divorce last December. According to Bergstein, "Long after my marriage had ended emotionally and physically, I made the decision to end it legally. Once I was free and empowered, I was able to see other paths to happiness."

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