The story of the final breaking point leading to my divorce with an abusive husband.
Children and Divorce
Deciding who keeps the family home in a divorce is a complex and emotional decision that can have a significant impact on the children. Parents must consider the stability and emotional well-being of the children when making this decision.
Keeping all of the lines of communication honest and open may assist in smoothing the period of adjustment.
As a stepparent, you must decide how you will fit into the family. Try your best to understand your stepchild’s perspective, and don’t allow yourself to feel rejected if it isn’t love at first sight.
While taking time to heal and reflect, focus on working on yourself. Take care of your physical and emotional health, build your self-confidence, and pursue your passions and interests.
Talking to some teens about anything, let alone their parents’ impending divorce, can be challenging and, quite honestly, daunting. Your teen will likely have many questions, some of which you may be unable to answer.
Just because you and your ex-spouse are no longer together doesn’t mean you can’t co-parent peacefully during the holiday season. There are many ways divorced parents can make the holidays memorable for their children.
Navigating your first (or second, or third) Thanksgiving after divorce will require some extra effort, but that extra effort will be worth it. These six tips will help you get through – and maybe even enjoy – the holiday.
Some of this is old news, some may be new to you. Each one of these is a challenge unto itself, but effective parenting, meaning you, can be the overriding factor in making or breaking your child’s adjustment.
“Nesting” or “Birdnesting” is often used to describe a situation where the children remain in the marital home and the separated or divorced parents move in and out of the home on an alternating schedule.