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Kids can adapt to divorce if parents help them adjust

As a parent who has a goal of making divorce as comfortable as possible for your child, you may have started looking into others' stories or tips for how to help your child get through this. The trouble with that is that there's a high likelihood that you've seen some of the worst outcomes and worst situations that could take place.

What should you remember about divorcing with children?

As a married couple, you and your spouse simply did not work well together. You had different ideas about how to raise your children, when to spend and save money and your roles in the household. As a result, you've both decided to get a divorce.

The way you act and appear in court matters

In a family law courtroom, one of the most important things for you to do is to dress and act the part of a parent who is responsible and caring. If you are responsible and want to protect your children, you may think that the way you appear will have little impact based on the evidence involved in the case, but the reality is that first impressions matter.

Is there a right way to talk to children about divorce?

When you have children, it can be complicated to explain that you want to divorce your spouse. You and your spouse may already have spoken about getting a divorce and believe it's for the best, but you're not sure how to address it with your children.

Grief: A part of divorce

During a divorce, there is a chance that you could be living with grief. It's normal to feel sad about the end of your relationship and the loss of the community you built with those in your new family. You know that you may have to lose friends or people you've come to be close with other than your spouse, which makes your divorce extremely difficult for you.

Ask yourself these questions before turning to divorce

In families, there are plenty of stressful situations that can lead to a breakdown in communication, trust and love. Couples may struggle with adultery, fertility problems or other major concerns that eventually break down the marriage. Sometimes, those problems lead to divorce.

How can you help your children adjust to the idea of divorce?

Children often have a difficult time when it comes to divorce. They may feel left out of many of the decisions that have to be made, especially as they get older. While younger children may not remember much about the divorce in the future, older kids have the potential to hold onto their anger or frustration and later use it against their parents.