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Anger and the Law

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

Anger can be destructive, not only emotionally, but can easily leak into the legal aspects of divorce proceedings. If one spouse is taking advantage of the other during legal proceedings, then "legal justice” can displace "fundamental fairness”. "Legal justice" can [...]

Marriage Mentoring

By |October 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

I have a friend, around 35, who was talking about how he gets good support for his marriage. Smarter than most of my generation, including me, they have found older friends to act as Marriage Mentors. He can be honest [...]

Information you don’t need

By |October 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

A thirty year old newlywed said to me: I really hope I don’t need this information (from Duct Taped Heart and this blog), but I know plenty of guys who need it NOW, and I am glad it is out [...]

End of year one

By |September 15th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

The first anniversary of your separation is a tough time. The seasons have gone full circle and for most of us that will bring a flood of second thoughts. I begged both my wives to take me back a year [...]

Feels like flunking

By |September 13th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Throughout the first year ups and downs will happen. Yes, I know they are confusing, but if you don’t fight them they will level out more quickly. One of my clients told me somebody had congratulated him on graduating from [...]

The Legal Basics

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

Here is a checklist of things you need to collect so you’ll understand your own (and your spouse’s) financial situation. Personal and business income tax returns for the last three to five years. Proof of your current income and of [...]

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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.