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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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Mii Is Divorcing You

Saturday, 24 November 2007 10:00
There’s a story circulating around the Web about a soldier who returned from Iraq and found out that his wife was cheating on him when he discovered her lover’s Mii avatar stored on their Nintendo Wii video game system.Far be it for me to…

Christianity?s New View Of Divorce

Saturday, 24 November 2007 13:00
Not long ago, I wrote about evangelical Christians' softening stance on divorce. It seems many believers no longer feel that a divorce should exclude someone from the church, though some still place restrictions on it. They'll give you a pass if you …

Collaboration At Last

Sunday, 25 November 2007 13:00
If you're looking for proof that collaborative divorce solutions work, you should check out a piece that ran earlier this week in the Kansas City Star. The paper reported that the number of divorce cases that get to trial is on the decline ...

Kobe And Vanessa Step Out

Thursday, 09 August 2007 13:06
Which way is the wind blowing on the latest celebrity split? Staying on top of the gossip can be a challenge. Different day, different spin. Situations and conditions change on a dime. Bearing that in mind, here's the latest on the saga of Los…

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Saturday, 11 August 2007 09:51
We take divorce for granted here in the United States. If you want to know just how true that statement is, think about this: Divorce has only been an option for a decade in Ireland. And apparently it’s become popular in its short ...

Communication Is Everything

Saturday, 18 June 2011 08:36
If there's one simple truth about marriages — or any relationship, for that matter — it's that communication is everything. You get an idea just how important it is when you consider some numbers I saw from a Japanese survey.According to…

Kelly Bundy Is Single Again

Saturday, 11 August 2007 21:55
Brace yourself if you know any guys who came of age in the 1990s. All those poor saps who lusted after Kelly Bundy are celebrating. Christina Applegate, the actress who brought the sexy, dim-witted blonde to life on the FOX ...

Divorce and kids: No easy answers

Sunday, 12 August 2007 12:11
Divorce is always toughest on the children, or so the old adage goes. But what happens when the kids make post-divorce life tough on the parents? I read a recent advice column where a woman was wondering what to do about ...

Crawl Marks End Of Artist's Marriage

Sunday, 12 August 2007 18:30
Here’s a woman who’s dealing with her divorce in a healthy way. Sort of. Performance artist Cathy Gordon is going to put on her wedding dress and crawl — literally — around Toronto for eight hours to commemorate her eight years of marriage …

The Dow's Down: Will Divorce Rate Spike?

Sunday, 12 August 2007 21:33
The stock market has been taking a beating lately, but there’s at least one group of professionals who may not mind: divorce attorneys. This is hardly scientific, but one lawyer in North Carolina says that when the market takes a ...

Flowers Guy Pleads Case

Tuesday, 14 August 2007 08:15
On Friday, we told you about the Texas man who's suing 1-800-Flowers because the company sent a message to his house, thanking him for the order he placed. The problem was the flowers were for his girlfriend and the 1-800-Flowers thank you…

Golfer?s Divorce Gets Downright Messy

Tuesday, 14 August 2007 22:06
Pro golfer Greg Norman's divorce from his wife, Laura, is getting messy. Not long ago, the couple came to an agreement on how to split their estate. Norman’s net worth is reportedly valued at nearly half a billion dollars ...

Connecticut Divorce Case Nears 90 Days

Thursday, 16 August 2007 09:08
What if your divorce trial took so long you wore out the judge's patience? Well, a Connecticut couple is in the process of finding out. Nancy and Peter Tauck entered Day 86 of their divorce trial on Monday. That's about 50 days longer ...

Divorcing With Dignity Not So Easy

Saturday, 18 August 2007 09:47
What do you tell people about the reasons behind your divorce? When you tell people that you’re splitting up, usually the first thing they do after offering up their consoling platitudes is inquire about what happened. I continue to consider…

Divorce Debate No Place For Church

Wednesday, 28 November 2007 10:00
If you've read some of my previous posts in this space, you know I don't particularly care for it when religious leaders or entities try to exert influence over matters of law and personal choice. I have no problem if they want to set standards for…

Child Of Divorce Speaks -- And Writes

Saturday, 01 December 2007 08:00
There is no shortage of books, articles and advice for guiding children through a divorce. But I ran across an article the other day that offered a fresh perspective. And it’s one that really counts because it comes from someone who lived…

Saving Marriages? One Size Doesn?t Fit All

Thursday, 03 November 2011 08:45
I stumbled across a column in a small Georgia newspaper written by the president of the Georgia Family Council. Not surprisingly, he was advocating the benefits of sticking it out through the bad parts of a marriage and not getting divorced.I always …

Tragedy Carries Cautionary Tale

Sunday, 02 December 2007 08:00
A horrific tragedy that occurred last week in Maryland provides a cautionary tale for mothers who have split up from their abusive ex husbands. A father shot and killed his ex wife and three children in a park where the couple met for ...

Two Words On Financial Planning:

Sunday, 02 December 2007 11:00
I saw a piece on a British Web site about the importance of post-divorce financial planning, and it led with a striking statistic. According to Britain’s National Savings & Investment, divorced and separated people are among ...

A Bill Of Rights For Kids

Saturday, 25 August 2007 09:19
The CBS “Early Show” ran a series on divorce this week that had some extremely valuable advice for parents who are splitting up.One installment of the series dealt with a class for divorcing parents that is court-mandated in 24 states. And …