Getting a divorce is one of the hardest decisions you’ll ever have to make—especially when kids are involved.
You agonise over the idea of how a divorce could impact your children. Will they resent you? Will they resent your ex? Will they feel like this is their fault? It’s torture to try to imagine what the best thing is for your child.
Unfortunately, the answer is not as simple and straightforward as one would hope. On one hand, your children can sense your unhappiness. Getting a divorce might make them happier in the long run. On the other hand, divorce can shake up a child’s life making them feel a little more insecure and distrusting of both parents.
Is It Time for a Divorce?
This is a difficult time in your life and it’s important that you get the professional assistance you need to make the decision.
A few signs that it might be time to get a divorce, even when you have children, include:
- When you and your husband are constantly fighting.
- If you and your husband agree that there is no possibility your marriage can be saved.
In these situations, getting a divorce might be the best option for your entire family.
A Solution for Divorcing Peacefully When You Have Children
In situations such as these, there is a solution that will help you and your spouse separate and divorce without causing too much chaos, stress, and friction in your family. It’s called a collaborative divorce.
Collaborative divorce allows you and your spouse to reach an amicable conclusion to your marriage. Throughout the process, your children and your entire family’s well-being are at the forefront of discussion. There are no court battles to endure. Your children will not have to pick sides. Instead, you can go your separate ways with as minimal impact as possible on your kids.
In addition to the process being more peaceful, your family has the help of a mental health professional who will help you parent your children through the separation and into the future with minimal negative impact.
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