adult children of divorce
It doesn't matter how old you are -- it's never easy.
"Realize that the effects of divorce last generations. For instance, while I appreciate having both sets of my parents living
Try not to be angry with mom and dad for this mess they made. They can't fathom the pain you're in, because all they can see is their own.
The holidays are still somewhat stressful and anxiety provoking for my brothers and me because of figuring out what holiday will be spent with whom and how not to hurt our parents' feelings. This year, I decided to do something different.
I made my case to our therapist and my then-wife, "We've lived as roommates for a while now, we can do another two months so our kids can reach the summer before we throw their entire world into this."
Divorce and what leads up to it are not tidy and polite affairs. The children who bear witness to the demise of their parents' marriage inevitably get wounded -- some very deeply and invisibly at first.
Winter holidays are among the most important to celebrate and with them come the greatest potential for emotional meltdown. Everyone wants their fair share of this hallowed time with the kids and others who are important.
As adults who were children of divorce know, healing does not occur through time alone.
He assumed it wouldn't make a difference now that I'm an adult.
We marry in a great public display of love and commitment. Divorce, however, is a totally private and personal event. But, is it really?
Mom and Dad have forged strong careers, have financial success and are unwilling to remain in unhappy marriages that are unfulfilled. With a good number of years of healthy active life ahead of them, they are taking a long, hard look at the person with whom they will be spending it.
I had no idea how funny divorces could be until I worked for a divorce attorney.
Most parents struggle with the ongoing issue of how much financial support to give to their children. The problem becomes that much more pressing when their son or daughter seeks help during his or her separation and/or divorce.
The only thing that feels odd over the 9 days, is that it feels so normal to all be together. I wish more divorced families would vacation together.
Every generation has its life-defining moments. If you want to find out what it was for a member of the Greatest Generation
Robert Frost once said, "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." He expressed perfectly
The best Valentine you can give your kid? Make friends with your ex.