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Maureen Dempsey

Maureen Dempsey is an editor for First Wives World. She recently joined the staff after serving as executive editor at YourTango.com, a relationships web site. (No more wedding planning articles for her!) Maureen has also held positions at Vogue, Marie Claire, and Shop Etc. magazines. Aside from writing and editing, she spends far too much time obsessing over her one-year-old daughter, Clemens, with her husband in New York.

Maureen Dempsey

Most Recent Articles

Springsteen: Home Wrecker?

Friday, 10 April 2009 09:40
We won't try to make a quippy play on words to link Bruce Springsteen's recent behavior to lyrics of one of his myriad songs. (Check out any of our highlighted links for an abundance of "Dancing in the Dark" references.) Here are the facts, plain…
We've all had friends that we thought, "Boy, she made a mistake by marrying that guy." Now you can do something about it: Force a divorce! Everyone in favor of a divorce say "aye"…Ok, not really, but close. According to global news site…
According to British researchers, there is a recipe for a long-lasting, successful relationship — specifically: "four kisses a day, sharing two hobbies, having three cuddles every 24 hours, saying at least one ‘I love you’ a day and enjoying…

Dr. Diana on PBS!

Saturday, 28 February 2009 08:18
Dr. Diana Kirschner, FWW contributor and relationships expert, is hitting the small screen this weekend! You may remeber she offered dating advice in our recent, "Getting Back in the Dating Game," as well as strategies to fend off ...

Man Tricks Wife Into Divorce

Wednesday, 25 February 2009 22:50
Just last week, we scolded the actions of a Korean woman who went behind her husband’s back to obtain a divorce. This week, a British man has quite possibly sunk lower.As reported in news site GetSurrey.com, Graeme Shore allegedly ended his…

Man Divorces Wife Over Take-Out Food

Tuesday, 24 February 2009 15:04
We'll give one guess from which country this divorce story originated. Yes, India! Tired of take-out? It’s time to split! As reported by The Croatian Times, an Indian husband has taken his wife to divorce court because she has served him nothing…
What if marriage looked something like this: a simple, 15-minute ceremony; options for joint benefits and tax filing; dissolution by means of a formal, signed letter with no claim to the other's money.If this sounds like a civil union with benefits, …
Be careful the next time you get something off your chest and click “send” — in the Lone Star state, at least. While it’s not illegal to express yourself (hello, First Amendment), several Texas counties prohibit "vulgar, profane, obscene

Wife Divorces Husband Behind His Back

Monday, 16 February 2009 15:22
The black widow, the conniving ex, the money-grubbing gold digger. Women have all sorts of stigmas to overcome when it comes to marriage and money.I have to say, this does nothing for our good name: a Korean woman allegedly brought a stand-in for…

Peaches Geldof: Marriage is Over

Monday, 09 February 2009 18:30
Back in October, we covered an interesting New Zealand Herald article in which New York music-scene celebuante Peaches Geldof acknowledged that her quickie marriage wasn't part of her long-term plan. In fact, she told the newspaper that she knew it…

Free "Love in 90 Days" Teleseminar Tonight

Monday, 09 February 2009 13:48
Does your Monday night look like this? 1. Flip through reruns.  2. Stop on The Bachelor. 3. Realize you're losing brain cells at a record clip. 4. Resume flipping through reruns. If so, consider turning off the tube and picking up the phone tonight …

Best Super Bowl Ad? The Adultery Commercial

Thursday, 05 February 2009 10:29
Oh, did you miss that one? You undoubtedly did, unless you live in Texas. Extramarital dating site ashleymadison.com placed a $250,000 30-second commercial in the Lone Star state, says The Houston Chronicle ...
Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade's extramarital exploits could soon become public record. The 27-year-old basketball star filed for divorce last year, but his ex, Siohvaughn, has recently requested a list of any women he slept with during the course of …

Texas Same-Sex Divorce Hits Road Block

Monday, 26 January 2009 11:39
A same-sex couple who wed in Massachusetts in 2006, but lives in Texas, are ready to dissolve the marriage, but are finding opponents at every turn, reports Fort Worth news station web site WFAA.com. Marrying in one state and divorcing in another…

Give That Dead Relationship a Proper Send-Off

Tuesday, 19 February 2008 18:01
Are you ready to say good-bye to that old relationship — the one that's been haunting you for too long? Orchestrating a full-fledged funeral procession might be a bit extreme (and costly!), but maybe treating the relationship as a loss of a…

The Midlife Crisis: New Cause Of Divorce

Monday, 25 February 2008 14:15
A midlife crisis is the cause for:a) a shiny new sports car in the drivewayb) your husband’s suspicious fascination with the new (younger) girl at workc) a divorced) all of the aboveIf you answered "d," you are correct! We all know that the…
Penn State University has studied the effects of divorce on the relationship between a father and his children, and the numbers aren't pretty.After a five-year period, 48% of teens maintained a close relationship with fathers-if parents were…

Court To Hear Lesbian Divorce Case

Wednesday, 27 February 2008 17:01
Same-sex marriages can turn into same-sex divorces, too, according to a recent ruling in New York. Supreme Court Justice Laura Drager is allowing a Manhattan woman to sue her partner for divorce and custody of the couple's two children.Surely, no…

Trust Issues

Wednesday, 05 March 2008 10:45
The husband-and-wife team of Anton and Nataliya Popazov, performers in the Moscow State Circus, have been married for 20 years — and performing their daredevil act for many of those. Make that "former husband-and-wife team." The two are currently…

Peterson Contacted Divorce Attorney

Friday, 07 March 2008 16:50
Divorce attorney Harry Smith has come forth this week, reporting that the Stacy Peterson (center) had contacted him twice the week prior to her disappearance. Stacy's family believed she wanted out of the "crumbling marriage." Husband Drew Peterson…
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