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How to talk to your children about your divorce

| May 8, 2020 | Divorce |

The decision to divorce is a big one, as it’ll impact you in a variety of ways. For example, it’ll change the way you live, as you’re now solely responsible for earning income to cover all your expenses.

Furthermore, you need to consider the well-being of your children during this time. Here are some tips you can follow to minimize stress on your kids during this difficult time:

  • Answer their questions: Your children will have many questions about your divorce, all of which you should address. Even if it’s something you don’t want to talk about, find a way to provide your children with the information they need.
  • Team up with your spouse: Even though you’re divorcing, you can still do what’s best for your children. So, have this conversation together to show that they’ll always be loved by the two of you.
  • Talk about the future: Your children are likely to have concerns about the future, such as where they’ll live, if they’ll go to the same school and how they’ll spend time with both parents. These are all issues you can address as the details of your divorce become clear.

These are the types of things you can do to ease the stress when discussing your divorce with your children. As they become more comfortable with the idea, you’ll find it easier to turn your attention to the divorce process, your legal rights and the steps you need to take to ensure a better future.

Divorce is a challenge for everyone involved, but you have what it takes to overcome it.