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Articles About Children and Divorce

How do I introduce my children to a new romantic partner after a divorce?
Posted on April 6th by Dr. Brian Stress, Psy.D.

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Please remember that the children do not dictate when parent's divorce, or not, which may results in them feeling helpless during this process. Forcing any relationship on your children may unleash resentment and may provide your children with the ammunition to get even with you for perceived injustice they have endured. It would be understandable that your children may be scared that they are going to be forgotten or replaced by your new partner and possibly their…

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How do my partner and I tell our children about the divorce?
Posted on March 7th by By Nicole Myers, MS, LPC

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When you decide to divorce, it is a very emotional and difficult time for you. Unfortunately, it is just as emotional and difficult for your children: they did not make this decision and must deal with multiple upcoming changes in their lives from divorce. You love your children and want the best for them, especially in difficult times. Very likely your children know people and have friends whose parents are divorced; they have ideas about what divorce means. This…

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How do I introduce my children to a new partner after divorce?
Posted on December 21st by By Nicole Myers, MS, LPC

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Returning to dating can be thrilling, exciting, scary and even a lot of fun. If you have children, there is another whole aspect of dating: how will your children respond to your new boyfriend or girlfriend? This can be tricky. You want your children to be happy for you and enjoy this new person with you. We cannot control how our children react but we can help set the stage for a more positive interaction.

First of all, pick who you introduce your children to carefully. They don't…

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How do my partner and I tell our children about the divorce?
Posted on October 5th by Dr. Brian Stress, Psy.D.

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I suspect that you are not going to surprise your children if you tell them you are getting a divorce. Children know that their parents are not happy because they witness their parents interact constantly. I have not worked with any children who were not able to identify that their parents were constantly arguing or angry at each other unless a child was nonverbal or had some sort of handicap. Children sense whether a relationship between two people is good or bad,…

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