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Kids and Divorce

My Parents Divorced When I Was 5. This Is How It Affected Me

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.29.2015 | Divorce

"When My Parents Split Up" is a HuffPost series that explores what it's like to have your parents divorce at all ages, from infancy to adulthood. Wan...

7 Ways To Be The Superhero Of Your Divorce

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 07.14.2015 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Start by giving your divorce superhero a name: Resilient Rita or Strong Sam will do. Then, when you're tempted to crumble into a pint of Ben and Jerrys, or send that scathing email to your in-laws, or tell your ex you never, ever loved him/her, ask what your superhero would do.

Sometimes, Separation Is Necessary--- Even the Pope Says So

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 07.09.2015 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

Men, women and kids whose lives are turned upside down by unfortunate family circumstances need to be embraced and supported -- not blamed or isolated -- when separation and/or divorce happens. Pope Frances said as much.

My Parents Split Up When I Was 13. Here's Why I'm Glad They Did

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.07.2015 | Divorce

"When My Parents Split Up" is a HuffPost series that explores what it's like to have your parents divorce at all ages, from infancy to adulthood. ...

Divorce, Grandparents, and the Rest of the Family

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 07.02.2015 | Divorce
Beth Cone Kramer

As with many issues post-divorce, people may lose sight of what's best for the kids because they're busy thinking about what they want and not what's best for the grandkids. Kaiser stresses the importance of setting boundaries while being flexible and reasonable, with a willingness to make changes if needed.

What It's Like To Have Your Parents Split Up As A 4-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.07.2015 | Divorce

"When My Parents Split Up" is a HuffPost series that explores what it's like to have your parents divorce at all ages, from infancy to adulthood. ...

Boy's Video About Being From A 'Broken Home' Has A Sweet, Unexpected Twist

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.11.2015 | Divorce

Sure, Azka Corbuzier is growing up in what some might call a broken home -- but thanks to the love and support of his parents, the 9 year old feels an...

11 Promises To Make To Your Kids After Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.04.2015 | Divorce

During divorce, your kids need to be reminded that you'll be there for them, regardless of what happens between you and your ex. From complaints about...

How About Instead of Deciding If a "Good Divorce" Is Better Than a "Bad Marriage" We Try Harder to Stay Together?

Joyce Linder | Posted 05.31.2015 | Divorce
Joyce Linder

Lately there has been a lot of debate about whether a "good divorce" is better than a "bad marriage," for the sake of the kids. I think we're forgetting about the third option: if you are in a bad marriage, and you have kids, how about doing whatever you need to do to make the marriage better? For the kids' sake.

What Your Girlfriends Won't Tell You About Kids and Divorce

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 05.27.2015 | Divorce
Beth Cone Kramer

Ending a marriage when you have children can elicit feelings of guilt ("What could I have done differently to save the marriage?") to panic ("How am I going to be able to support my kids financially and emotionally?") to reluctance and doubt ("Maybe we should just move into separate bedrooms and ignore each other?")

How to Help Children Ages 6-12 Through Your Divorce

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Gail Gross

You can help minimize the negative effects of divorce on children in this age group by working together, as a team, on several issues.

My Parents' Divorce Changed My Life For The Better

Jeaiza M. Quinones | Posted 04.21.2015 | Divorce
Jeaiza M. Quinones

Divorce isn't easy on children. Still, there lies beauty in the end of a marriage when everyone involved is allowed to discover who they truly are.

14 Questions My Son Asked About My Divorce And What I Answered

Divorced Moms | Posted 04.19.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

I am simply a mom who, like so many other moms, wants the best for her kids.

5 Reasons I Wish My Parents Would Have Divorced

YourTango | Posted 03.31.2015 | Divorce
YourTango

As someone who lived through this as a kid, let me tell you this: staying for the sake of the kids is the WORST thing you can do for the kids.

You Know You Have Divorced Parents When...

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.23.2014 | Divorce

Having divorced parents often means you get two of everything: two bedrooms, two very serious conversations when you get bad grades, two Christmases -...

This Is Not Bad. This Is Not Good. This Is Change.

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Today, as I walked the midway with my family, I felt grateful for all that Tracie and I have experienced in our thirteen years, grateful that, despite the newness of our separation, we could come together as a family, in peace.

Why I'm Thinking Of Separating From A Wonderful Man After 27 Years Together

Jennifer Beckman | Posted 12.13.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Beckman

Everyone has their advice, but for the person wrestling with this question, there's no answer that doesn't make your hands sweat, heart race, and leave a permanent lump in your throat -- particularly when there are two young kids at home who adore the person you're considering leaving.

How Long Will It Hurt? Divorce Recovery, the Road Back to Happiness

John McElhenney | Posted 12.08.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

I've had two relationships that lasted 3 months and 4 months respectively. And while neither ended up being the "next" relationship for me, they both taught me valuable lessons.

The Next 100 Coffee Filters: Don't Be Hasty About Your Divorce

John McElhenney | Posted 11.23.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

I made my case to our therapist and my then-wife, "We've lived as roommates for a while now, we can do another two months so our kids can reach the summer before we throw their entire world into this."

Back to School After a Divorce

Michelle Crosby | Posted 11.18.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Crosby

School is back in session. That means a change of schedule, a change of weather and -- when you're divorced -- a change in how you need to interact with your ex.

These Divorced Parents' Secret Regrets Are Utterly Heartbreaking

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.17.2014 | Divorce

It's common to feel guilty after divorce, and that guilt is increased tenfold if you're a parent. You know -- or at least are reasonably sure -- your ...

7 Ways Divorce Affects Kids, According To The Kids Themselves

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.28.2014 | Divorce

If you're a parent considering divorce, fear of the unknown can drive you nuts. How will this affect the kids, you wonder. Will their grades slip? Wil...

6 Words No Divorced Parent Wants To Hear

Posted 08.03.2014 | Divorce

By Bruce McCracken for Divorce360 Melinda Johnson was doing pretty well four years out of her divorce. Then she heard the words that rattled her wo...

9 Things To Consider Before Telling Your Kids About The Divorce

Posted 07.28.2014 | Divorce

By Armin Brott for KnowMore.tv’s GalTime Anyone who’s been through a divorce will tell you that ending a marriage (or a long-term relationship)...

10 Signs Your Kid Is Adjusting Well To The Divorce

Posted 07.20.2014 | Divorce

By Wendi Schuller for DivorcedMoms.com It is easy post-divorce to be in the survival mode and not really notice if there are any red flags regardin...