Divorce, Separation, and Parenting: a Primer

Getting divorced or ending a long-term relationship is considered one of life’s biggest stressors. For parents who separate, these feelings are often intensified by concern over the impact on their child(ren).


Parents swear and children sufferHow your child experiences the separation and in what ways it impacts him or her largely depends on how you, the parents, handle the process.

If the separation process is handled in a way that provides your child with some degree of reassurance, respect and routine, your child can thrive regardless of the separation. For some children, having one’s parents separate can actually (believe it or not) be a step towards a healthier, happier life—particularly when there has been a climate of disrespect,tension, and fighting between the parents.

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Wyatt, Ruth. Divorce, Separation, and Parenting: a Primer. GoodTherapy.org. Retrieved on June 10, 2014, http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/divorce-separation-and-parenting-primer-042314.

Article Writen by: Divorce Without War June 10th, 2014

Posted In: Amicable Divorce, Children and Drivorce, Divorce

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