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Amanda Lockhart

Amanda Lockhart is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer who's interested in media, entertainment, technology and the arts. She never seems to have enough time to catch up with the shows saved on her TiVo, but always spends Sunday mornings with the Washington Post and her two dogs Winston and Willie.

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Most Recent Articles

Marriage And Divorce According To Islam

Monday, 21 January 2008 10:00
A couple of stories I read in the last few days served as a reminder of how deeply-rooted Islamic beliefs can and do play havoc with marriage and divorce.The first was a story I've actually written about here before. The Washington Post ran a…

Can You Learn To Get It Right The Second Time?

Saturday, 30 October 2010 12:00
I read an interesting piece recently about classes aimed at couples who are remarrying.The gist is that most divorced people — even the ones who might have participated in marriage-preparation counseling the first time around — don't …
Whenever I hear about a couple that divorces later in life, the first question that always pops into my head is, what happened?Of course, we're all aware of the proverbial mid-life crisis when it comes to men, whereby (sometimes) our STBXH's end up…

Who Gets The Pooch?

Tuesday, 22 January 2008 16:00
With a presidential primary going on, you'd think politicians in Michigan would have plenty on their plate, but one state representative thinks the legislature should take up its time on a bill that would help determine who gets custody of pets in a …

Telltale Numbers Of Marriages On The Rocks

Wednesday, 23 January 2008 13:00
If you thought marriage was bad here, you should see what's going on in apparently not-so-merry-old England. According to a survey conducted by a group of lawyers, 59 percent of British wives would divorce immediately if they knew they would not…

And Now A Word About Collaboration

Sunday, 18 November 2007 16:00
As far as I’m concerned, you can never have too many collaborative divorce resources. Too many divorcing couples spend too much time, money, effort, patience and sanity by lawyering up and hunkering down for a pitched battle. And unless you and …

China's Divorce Rate Skyrockets

Saturday, 26 January 2008 16:00
We all know that China is no longer the backward nation it once was, and as the country continues to modernize, its divorce rate is skyrocketing. The numbers for 2007 are in, and divorce was up 18.2 percent. Apparently there are a lot more people…

Survey Says Divorce Attorney Fees Not So Scary

Saturday, 26 January 2008 16:00
Earlier this week, I wrote about a British law firm that conducted a survey about divorce. The point of it was to illustrate that few people were aware of mediation services that can help make the process easier and less expensive ...

Divorce, Not To Be Taken Lightly

Sunday, 27 January 2008 12:00
I read a very thought-provoking piece the other day by a columnist from a newspaper in Northern Ireland. She's divorced and has since remarried. And while she's glad her country's divorce laws have been relaxed over the years, she clearly doesn't…

How Does A Divorced Parent Date?

Saturday, 27 November 2010 17:53
One of the things that going through a divorce means for many people is that eventually you have to re-learn how to date.Yes, re-learn. Because no doubt at least a few things have changed since before your marriage. And if you have children,…

Divorce And Catholicism: The Ongoing Clash

Thursday, 31 January 2008 13:00
The leader of an Ohio pro-marriage group is pushing the Catholic church to put the screws to Catholics who stray from their marriages.She cites an example of a Virginia man who cheated on his wife and then left her and their seven children, moving…

Paternity Problems In Japan

Wednesday, 06 February 2008 13:00
There's a strange set of laws in Japan that are making things difficult for children who are born within 300 days of a divorce and their mothers. I don't pretend to understand the intricacies of Japan's divorce laws or its "child registration" laws, …

When The Dancer And The Hells Angel Divorce

Thursday, 07 February 2008 10:00
When a former nightclub dancer and a Hells Angels member get divorced, you know it's going to be interesting, if nothing else.This is a fun little story out of Canada, where a woman is having all sorts of trouble getting the judge to believe that…

Radio Commercial To End Marriage In Limbo

Saturday, 09 February 2008 12:00
Just when you thought you had heard every bizarre divorce story out there comes this one out of Vancouver. A Winnipeg man got permission from a judge to run a radio commercial in search of his wife, so he can divorce her.Sounds ridiculous, but it's…

Stealing The Divorce Money

Saturday, 09 February 2008 16:00
We'd all like to think that divorces can be accomplished without ugliness and outright nastiness, but we all know it doesn't happen that way much of the time. And a woman in Des Moines is finding that out the hard way. The woman ...

Dutch Treat: Mediation

Sunday, 10 February 2008 12:00
A couple of marriage mediators in Holland are getting ready to hold that country's first divorce fair. We've seen these events in other countries as well. Mediation, not surprisingly, is the big thrust of this event. The organizers say that many of…

The Valentine?s Effect: Truth Or Nonsense?

Tuesday, 12 February 2008 16:00
The more time I spend reading stories and news items about divorce, the more amazed I get at the lengths some people will go to in an effort to spin circumstances in their favor. We've written in the past about whether there's a time of year when…
If you're divorced woman with kids, there's a good chance that you may find yourself tackling one of the most delicate issues there is: sex and dating after divorce.What's important to remember as you do start dipping your toe in the dating pool…

Has Divorce Ruined Your Post-Divorce Sex Life?

Saturday, 04 December 2010 11:50
So here's a question for those of you who've been through a divorce: How did things go the first time you got intimate with some else the second time around?I'm sure we can all have a long conversation about that topic. I saw a letter to a sex…
Jumping into the dating pool post-divorce can always cause a little anxiety, especially when it's been years since the last time you thought twice about things like dressing to show off curves (or hide them), kissing or contraception!And if you have …
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