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Where the Divorce Rate is Falling

By |November 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Sometimes called silver or gray divorce, such separation is growing as the stigma of divorce is lifting even among older people. According to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, those over 50 were twice as likely to divorce [...]

Home Free Pass

By |November 11th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Just like with a physical death, in the first year of separation you should be given a 'home free pass' to only be at 90%, or on some really bad days maybe down to 70%, of your usual competence. That is [...]

More on Friends

By |November 4th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

When I start talking to guys about how important it is to have true friends at tough times, they often ask, how do I know if I have a true friend.   Finally! an easy question. Here is the simple [...]

Transitional relationships

By |October 26th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Transitional relationships: Definition: Those relationships which quickly follow a marriage or long relationship. Their purpose (often misunderstood) is to help a guy get back in the swing of things, realize all women are not the enemy, and experience again his [...]

Secret of a Long Marriage

By |October 26th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

I spied a couple in a coffee shop holding hands who looked to be in their 80's. Intrigued, I asked how long they'd been married. He piped up: 62 years. Wow. What's your secret? He offered, The night of our [...]

Adjusting to stepparenting

By |October 26th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

THERE WILL BE UPHEAVALS. From the beginning both parents in the newly combined family need to commit to working through whatever comes up between family members. On a regular basis hold meetings, or at meals, discuss new expectations of the [...]

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DISCLAIMER: SHERMAN BURNS IS NOT A PSYCHOTHERAPIST OR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR.  HE IS A SEPARATION/DIVORCE COACH FOR MEN who in the 1980’s was one of just a handful in the U.S. who began men’s consciousness raising which became known as the Men’s Movement.  He has worked closely with men to help them to move  through the most difficult areas of their lives ever since.