It's not easy at all, but it is possible to heal, it is possible to survive, and it is possible to thrive after divorce. I asked some of the experts whose podcasts, research and articles helped me move forward to offer their best piece of advice. I'm so excited to share with you what they have kindly sent me! I hope it helps you and your kids as much as it helped me.
If you've gone through a breakup and have children it's likely that you'll find yourself faced with the question "How do I deal with my ex?" The two main areas many of us struggle with in dealing with our ex are communicating well and resolving conflicts. Are there better ways to do it? Regardless of how the other parent acts, can our behaviour be the key?
New research has shown that being in love is actually incredibly similar to drug addiction. As a single parent, handling the pain of a breakup is tough. A lot of us have been led to believe that time will heal our broken hearts. If we just keep busy with the kids and work it will get better. The truth is--it does and it doesn't.
One of the reasons divorce is hard on our kids is because of the way children think at certain ages. Young children see things from a limited, self-focused perspective.This is why it's so important that we as parents address the questions our children have--the spoken and unspoken ones.
We all know that divorce has a huge impact on kids and as parents we want to do our best to help them however we can. But when we are in the middle of all the craziness of separation it can be hard to know how to answer all their questions. Grab this free ebook that covers 15 of the most common questions kids ask and research-based (and experienced based) ways to answer them.