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Category Archives: Divorce and Children

4 Reasons to Keep Your New Partner Away from Your Kids

Getting into a new relationship after your divorce is final can be an exciting time, but it’s tricky when you have children to worry about and care for. And as much as your new partner might be helping you, there are no guarantees he will do the same for your…

May 8th, 2015 Divorce and Children

4 Quality Time Examples Your Teens Will Appreciate

Teens are difficult to figure out, and that goes for even their parents. That’s because teens are emerging as adults, but they still have a lot of the same behaviors that made them kids. They are looking for an identity as individuals, and that often doesn’t leave time for you,…

May 6th, 2015 Divorce and Children

Does Splitting Custody Harm Your Children?

In “The Hardest Thing I Had to Say During the Divorce Process,” Huffington Post contributor Kasey Ferris remembers what it was like preparing for the separation from her husband, the father of her children.   In particular, there was one item of business that frayed her nerves and prepared her…

April 29th, 2015 Divorce and Children

How to Be a Long-Distance Parent (and Be Good at It)

When the divorce papers are finalized, life often starts getting unpredictable. People get new jobs, new significant others, and new opportunities. At some point — through no fault of your own — you may find yourself in the role of the long-distance parent. This can be difficult when you’ve been…

April 13th, 2015 Divorce and Children

How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce

Divorce is difficult enough when you don’t have children, but insert those little versions of you into the relationship, and things get exponentially harder. That’s because children haven’t the life experience to understand the complexity of human emotion. All they see are the two people they love the most falling…

April 9th, 2015 Divorce and Children

Why Women Often Have It Worse Financially in a Divorce

The financial impacts of a divorce can be quite staggering to both parties, but history has shown that for women it is usually much worse. While it’s true that women are closing the income gap and besting their male counterparts in education, and that the future is very bright professionally,…

April 3rd, 2015 Divorce and Children

Surviving The Teen Years: How Some Parents Made It Work

One of the toughest parts of raising children comes when they hit their teen years. Their young minds are developing from adolescence into adulthood and that comes with a whole new set of challenges as they try to deal with grown-up issues while they’re still, in many ways, children. To…

February 27th, 2015 Divorce and Children

How To Be An Example For Your Kids After Divorce

Children depend on you for everything. At first, they need you to help them understand their new world. When they’re old enough to know right from wrong, they need you to teach them. When they are disappointed or experience failure, they need an example for how to overcome. When you…

February 16th, 2015 Divorce and Children

Parents Share Their Feelings On Watching Their Children Fall In Love

Whether you’ve been jaded by divorce papers or you’re still head-over-heels love, there are many emotions that can flood in when you see your children grow up and fall in love for the first time (or the best time, take your pick). Some of those motions can be great, some…

January 28th, 2015 Divorce and Children

The Best ‘Apology’ Divorced People Can Give Their Children

In a recent article for Huffington Post, contributor Abby King penned a touching “apology” letter to her kids for having had to file divorce papers. Realizing some of the scary statistics that follow adult children of divorce, she hoped for something better for her own, but now expects that she…

January 19th, 2015 Divorce and Children

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