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How Should I Tell My Kids About Divorce?

How Should I Tell My Kids About Divorce?

Divorce is hard enough without the added element of when there are children involved, as this only complicates and makes matters more painful. Depending on the age of your children, you can adjust how you break the news about the end of your marriage. Many parents feel guilty about putting their children through this kind of transition and try to stay in the relationship longer, in order to keep the family together. However, this almost always backfires as children can sense the tension between parents far more than most adults realize.

If your children are too young to understand the situation, you must make sure you keep the conversation as clear as possible. Remind them this does not change how much they are loved by either parent, and that it is not their fault. Burdening your child with extra details will only confuse your child and may even build feelings of resentment with the other parent. The last thing you want is for your child to feel as though he or she needs to choose between either parent.

When your kids are teenagers or older, you can afford to be more practical with your responses to his or her questions--there will be many. Make sure you listen and acknowledge your child’s responses and emotions. Above all else, you and your ex-spouse need to be on the same page, so your children don’t hear conflicting stories. Once the initial shock is over, you’ll find the process is much easier if the right foundation is set.

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At Rech Law, P.C., we are led by compassionate and knowledgeable Charlotte divorce lawyers who have helped countless people survive the challenges of divorce with ease. Our legal team strives to be the ultimate legal support in your time of need, and we prioritize you and your family’s needs above all else.

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