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06/11/2013 04:54 pm ET

Divorce And Children: How To Make Telling The Kids You're Splitting Up Less Stressful

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It's a conversation no parent wants to have: You and your spouse have decided to split, and now you have to sit your kids down and let them know that life is going to be very different, very soon.

And while there's no way to eradicate the pain your child may experience, there are ways to make the initial conversation more palatable for you, your kids and your former spouse. Below, we've compiled the answers our divorced readers gave when we asked them for their best advice on how to make telling the kids you're getting a divorce less stressful. Click through the slides to see what they had to say, then tell us what you think soon-to-be-divorced parents need to know before breaking the news to their kids.

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How To Make Telling The Kids Less Stressful

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