March 16, 2013 |
If you've witnessed Josh Ritter's theater-filling grin or been the lucky recipient of one of his patented post-concert hugs, it's hard to fathom how anyone could want to divorce this friendly, gifted person. But in late 2010, Ritter's marriage to fellow singer-songwriter Dawn Landes ended. After just 18 months. "It was a cold, blustery morning in Calgary, Alberta, and I was on tour," Ritter writes. "I hung up the phone and looked around me. " For the north Idaho native — whose parents have been married...
March 5, 2013
Harvey B. Steinberg, 82, who practiced divorce law in Montgomery County for more than 40 years, died Feb. 21 at his daughter's home in Derwood after a heart attack. He was a Rockville resident. A daughter, Pamela Mayer, confirmed the death. Mr. Steinberg was a senior partner of the Rockville law firm Miller, Steinberg & Hessler until 1999, when it closed. He then did divorce mediation for the Montgomery County Circuit Court before retiring in 2002. He was recognized twice by Washingtonian magazine as a top area...
February 19, 2013 |
Sunday, Feb. 17 Al-Anon Family Group newcomers and regular meetings, 8 p.m., Haymarket Baptist Church, parish hall, 14800 Washington St., Haymarket. 703-969-2726. Monday, Feb. 18 Al-Anon Family Group 7 p.m., St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1400 G St., Woodbridge. 703-534-4357. Overeaters Anonymous 7 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas. 703-823-6682, www.oanova.org . Tuesday, Feb. 19 Overeaters Anonymous sunrise meeting 7 a.m., St. Benedict Monastery, 9535...
February 8, 2013 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion . Dear Carolyn: My best friend calls me on a regular basis, always with complaints, a new crisis or just needing to "vent. " Most of the time, these events in her life that cause her strife are of her doing. The more I think about it, the more I think she thrives on the drama, and when there is none she creates it. I am not sure how to proceed at this point. I have been through some major trauma the past two years: divorce, the...
February 2, 2013 |
It's commonly said that fighting about money is one of the main reasons couples divorce. That's not exactly accurate. Couples definitely fight about money — lying about it, the control of it, the lack of it or the mismanagement of it. But just like money isn't really the root of all evil, it's not the root cause of many divorces, either. The fights couples have about money are frequently the manifestation of some other deeply entrenched stuff that comes out when there are financial issues.
January 29, 2013 |
Dear Miss Manners: A good friend is getting divorced. A select few of us are very close to her, but she has decided not to tell us she's getting divorced. She has been married on ly a year and a half, and this divorce we heard about from her soon-to-be-ex-husband was a total shock to all of us. Several weeks have passed, she has moved in with her parents, and we have all been togethe r with her — and she still acts like nothing is going on. It's...