If you have decided that it’s time to end your marriage, then you probably have a lot of questions, especially if you and your spouse have any children together. Divorce is difficult for everyone in San Antonio, but it can be especially hard on any children involved. Just like adults, kids often experience many different emotions and many times they aren’t sure about those emotions.
For children of divorce, the days, months and years ahead can bring many different struggles and emotions. However, if parents take the time to remember some important words of encouragement, it can help their kids immensely. Parents going through divorce need to remind their children that they both love them. They should also teach their children that even though their relationship didn’t work out, marriage is not always a bad thing.
Parents should also make sure that their kids know that there is no wrong way to feel and that experiencing many different emotions is normal. Kids also need to know that the divorce is not their fault and that divorce does not define who they are. Kids should also know that they do not need to try to repair their parents’ marriage.
Obviously, no matter what steps you take to help your children, they will most likely still experience some difficult times throughout the divorce process, as well as through the months and years to come. However, by remembering to give your kids the necessary encouragement and support, they too can get through the experience. Having the help of an experienced divorce lawyer on your side can also be a very helpful tool in the divorce process, for both you and your kids.
Source: Huffington Post, “10 Things all Divorcing Parents Should Say To Their Kids,” Sophie Rosen, Apr. 2, 2014.