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A workaholic might cause the end of their marriage

A workaholic is a person who focuses almost solely their career. This can make it difficult for them to have a meaningful relationship and might end up costing them their marriage. For the spouses of these individuals, living through the problems can be a huge challenge. In some cases, it might lead to divorce if the problems aren't addressed in a timely manner.

One of the primary issues with a workaholic is that they aren't emotionally available to their spouse. This makes it hard to keep the marriage going because the nonworkaholic thinks they aren't important. There isn't the ability to speak about important matters related to the relationship or the home.

Texting at the wheel plays a role in many Kentucky collisions

Although mobile phones have made distracted driving more overt and noticeable, they certainly aren't the origin for this particular safety issue. People have found excuses to focus on anything other than the road in front of them while driving since vehicles were primarily pulled by horses. It's just more apparent when someone has a phone in their hand.

In fact, an analysis of federal crash statistics indicates that roughly four out of every five collisions relate directly to distraction on the part of one of the drivers involved during the three seconds leading up to the crash. About two-thirds of near-collisions also involve distraction.

Know the differences between trial and grand juries

The criminal justice system has two types of juries. You might hear about the trial jury often, but you likely only hear about the grand jury in very serious cases on the news. You might not realize how these differ, but knowing a bit about this can help you if you are involved in the criminal justice system.

The grand jury is used before you have a criminal charge placed against you. The purpose of this jury is to determine whether the prosecution has enough evidence to go to a criminal trial. This is determined by reviewing the prosecutor's case in an information hearing in which jurors can ask questions and find out what they need to know to make an informed decision.

Dealing with invisible brain injuries: "You seem fine"

One of the most emotionally trying difficulties that people deal with after a brain injury is simply that it seems like no one really understands what they're dealing with or how it has changed their life. It's hard for them to connect with people. They can't find support when they need it most.

Invisible injuries

Prepare your single life with the decisions you make in divorce

Many things happen when you decide to divorce, but they aren't going to all impact you in the same way as another person. When you are going through this situation, you need to think carefully about what you are going to do because your emotional state can have some effects on how you are going to fare. We are here to help you explore the possibilities for your divorce.

It's generally wisest if you try to close off the previous chapter of your life and move forward. The chances of you and your ex reconciling are slim to none. For this reason, set your mind on building your new life and leave your marriage in the past. It will still hurt to know that you don't have the partner you thought you'd have for life, but you can't let that deter you from moving on.

When is a rant really a threat?

The First Amendment has long been a crucial part of the American culture, history, and judicial system. The First Amendment protects our right to say what we think and feel, with a few stipulations that involve protecting the rights of other citizens around us. One of those stipulations is that threats are not protected and are in fact a criminal act that can result in prosecution. The question is, when does an angry rant cross the line and become a legitimate threat.

How far is too far? 

Social media activity to avoid during a divorce

Social media is part of our cultural landscape. When initiating a divorce, you should avoid sharing the most private and intimate thoughts and details with your social network.

You cannot get a post back from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or another social media platform. It goes out to your social network and the public. Even if you take it down, it can be copied and redistributed.

Divorce after abuse is going to be a challenge, but you can do it

Staying in an abusive relationship is hard, and it is unsafe. Trying to leave is often met with resistance of various types. Not only might you have to contend with your spouse's reactions when you make the decision to leave, you also have to deal with your own thoughts and emotions. Together, all of this can be complicated and challenging.

Your top priority through it all must be remaining safe. If you are in immediate danger, you should leave, even if it means you need to go to a shelter temporarily. If you aren't in immediate danger and have time to plan, you should think about some factors before you walk away.

3 types of tolls car wrecks can have on victims

A car crash comes with the possibility of an unlimited number of injuries. When you are the one who is suffering because of someone else's negligence, you need to think carefully about what you are going to do to minimize the financial harm that you have to deal with. We know that this isn't always easy, but it is a good idea to explore the options that you do have.

There are many types of impacts that a car wreck can have. One is the emotional toll. You might feel stressed about the accident, worried about your injuries, and concerned about what you are going to do about the monetary aspects of it.

First-time DUI: What happens to you?

Getting arrested for a DUI is never something anyone plans for. It can be jarring, scary and completely unexpected. That said, most people do not know what will happen to them after they are pulled over and arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

There are a variety of potential consequences and the process can vary. However, there are a few things you might be able to expect.

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