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Divorce may be inevitable, but children with resilient personalities do well

Couples with marital problems often try to work things out, for the sake of the kids, but a recent Swiss study found the consideration for the children only delays the inevitable, according to SwissInfo. “Parents are often too busy in the initial years, when the children are still dependent,” said Fabienne Stettler, a sociologist at [...]

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When Parents Divorce, Children Feel The Pain

Divorce is difficult for everyone. Divorce affects the two adults involved, plus their children, but it also affects extended family. Regardless of who “wins” custody, regardless of where the children live, these kids have two sides to their family. The town I live in requires adults to take a class called “Child In The Middle” [...]

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Activities For Helping Children Deal With Divorce

The following article gives several examples for activities recommended to do with your child to help him or her cope with the divorce. Playing with your child and spending quality time together is key to dealing with this transition in your child’s life, and Earthquake in Zipland is intended for just that. Going through the [...]

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Parenting Practices Don’t Suffer During Divorce, According To Large Study

New research is challenging the notion that parents who divorce necessarily exhibit a diminished capacity to parent in the period following divorce. A large, longitudinal study conducted by University of Alberta sociology professor Lisa Strohschein has found that divorce does not change parenting behavior, and that there are actually more similarities than differences in parenting [...]

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Co-Parenting with a Litigious Ex

Question:  Ever since my ex husband got married (a year ago), he has started bringing every little item into court for litigation. In the past year alone, we have had about five court litigated issues. His lawyer represents him on a “limited scope” which means he accepts and drafts correspondence, but does not appear in [...]

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13 Tips for Step-Fathers

“Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.” -unknown If you are married to a woman with children from another relationship, you most likely experience tension and uncertainty at times. Whether or not you have biological children of your own, these feelings are [...]

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Ten Ways To Help Children Through Divorce

Parents wonder how they can help their children cope with divorce. Though there are no black or white answers, there are certain approaches parents are recommended to take in order to make this transition as easy on the children of divorce as possible. This article presents ten tips for helping children cope with divorce.

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How to Handle the Effects of Divorce on Children

One effect of divorce is that children will often take the blame upon themselves. A subsequent effect is when a spouse enters into another relationship – an unsettling event if handled incorrectly. This article discusses how to handle these and other effects of divorce on your children, including changes in behavior.

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Top 10 Divorce Myths

Many myths about divorce and separation have made the rounds. Should a couple consider a legal marriage separation or divorce completely? What are some of the beliefs that point to separation vs divorce? What are the beliefs about life after a divorce? This article presents 10 common myths about separation or divorce. 

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Parents’ Unexpected Divorce Can Destabilize New College Student’s Life

Children of divorced parents may feel the effects of divorce at every age. Many divorcing parents have the false impression that children in college are immune to the effects of divorce. This article states that parental divorce can destabilize the lives of their college children as well. Later-in-life divorce is unexpected. 

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