How to make it easier on The Parent Left Behind
It is one thing to get used to being a single parent but another getting used to being the parent left behind as you watch your kids drive away on summer vacation with your ex. So many parents dread their kids going away but, there are some practical steps you can take to relieve the stress and actually enjoy this time:
Don’t think of yourself as the parent left behind. There is light at the end of the tunnel so visualize what you want your future to be and trust that you will get there, even if you do not know how.
Karen Stewart, BSc., M.B.A., RHU, CDFA, R.F.M., is the President, CEO and founder of Fairway Divorce Solutions, a leading alternative divorce solutions firm. As an entrepreneur, leading divorce expert and proud single mother of three, Karen’s book, Clean Break: How to Divorce with Dignity and Move on with Your Life is a first-hand glimpse into the traditional system of divorce, it’s pitfalls and empowering alternatives.