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?
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.
Change is never easy. As a parent how can you help your kids cope when you are struggling yourself? If you use these strategies to embrace change you may even find that the change becomes a positive experience, even if it doesn't seem like it at the time!