You have weighed the pros and cons and decided to try a trial separation. Now, how do you tell the kids?
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Much has been written about the impact of divorce on children. Its impact on the parents is less studied. In this post, we review research on the effects of divorce on adults. While many effects are common for both men and women, some research shows that divorce can affect women differently from men.
Things are not going well in your marriage, but a divorce is so final. Could a trial separation be a good idea for you? There are many things to think about when considering a trial separation, especially if you have kids.
Co-parenting after a divorce – even if the divorce is amicable – is difficult. Here are some of our favorite books about navigating the challenges of co-parenting:
For many people, the word “divorce” is synonymous with bitter fighting over asset distribution and child custody rights in open court. Fortunately, that’s not the only type of divorce you could have. All 50 states now have no fault divorce. Started in California in 1970, this policy allows parties to divorce without the legal battle of […]
This is a guest blog post by Elisabeth Stitt, a renowned parenting coach and author of “Parenting as a second language“. It is possible to dissolve your marriage from your former spouse, but it is not possible – and never will be possible – to dissolve your co-parenting relationship. She will always be your son’s […]
Telling a child that his or her parents are separating is a daunting task. No matter how amicable the split was, or how mature your child is, it will be a hard conversation to have. These tips will help the conversation go more smoothly.
Communicating with your ex after a separation or divorce can be an emotional minefield. One wrong step and you are at each other’s throats. Keeping open lines of communication is an essential part of co-parenting. Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts to keep communication with your co-parent as civil as possible.