Children of families going through a divorce face upheaval on various fronts. One parent likely moved out or the child moved with a parent to a new home. Normal family time spent together changed to time spent shuttling between two homes. Along with numerous household changes emotions run high and tension abounds. During this period of uncertainty, routines provide a much needed sense of normalcy for the child.
Divorce is a painful, stressful process. And unfortunately, it is one that can take much longer to resolve than you might expect. It is not uncommon for people to do whatever they can to speed up the process so that they can move on.
There comes a point where a romantic relationship no longer works. We all have been there. You go back and forth trying to make a decision about the future and if it will include your current partner. According to the American Psychological Association, approximately 40 to 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce. Making a marriage work is no easy task, here are five tips to help you evaluate if there is longevity in your relationship.
The holidays are meant to be a joyous time spent with your loved ones, but for many divorced couples they can be stressful. Determining who has custody of the children on certain days can be frustrating and emotional for all parties involved.
No one says you have to like your ex. Let’s face it, if you still had a great relationship, you would probably still be married. But once you split, how you choose to handle your co-parenting responsibilities can have a long term affect on both your well-being, and your children’s.