Parenting After Divorce
I remember feeling a bit schizophrenic about all of the festivities surrounding the holiday season. There were times when I wanted to get together with loved ones, and times I wanted to be alone, and I never quite knew when the mood for either would strike. Here are a few things I learned.
"It wasn’t all easy and wonderful."
So how can Brad and Angelina, as well as other parents about to embark on the divorce process, protect their children? Let
Lately, I’ve had a handful of clients come into my office grappling with the idea of whether or not to divorce. It’s a fraught
Now that you’re divorced, you may be wondering how your role as a parent must change. The truth is it doesn’t need to change
The moment you realize your parent is just a human and fallible as you.
The hardest part about coming to terms with divorce is managing the painful rollercoaster of emotions that typically ensue. It can be so overwhelming, even when it is not a surprise, that a person may lose track with what's important.
We hugged hard, seemingly too hard for her little ribs, but as I began to let up she squeezed even harder. It was painful, but because the separation was usually just a few days, bearable. She sat back down on the couch.
When we agreed to end our marriage, I sat in my therapist's office, crying those big ugly tears one cries when they're surviving solely on chocolate malt milkshakes. I cried to him in exasperation, terrified of the stigma that would forever follow my girls now that they were children of divorce.
It still amazes me how the minutiae of my day can make me notice only the hard parts as if I am endlessly rowing against the current. If you are experiencing separation and divorce, this repeated pattern may lead you to believe it's futile to consider joy as part of your daily life.
These dads are the real MVPs.