However, I would say that the number one reason why the divorce process is so difficult, no matter how long the marriage was, or how many assets have to be divided, is the simple truth that it's hard to separate out the emotions of the marriage and relationship from the business of getting divorced.
Many fathers who are divorced will agree that the most difficult part is not being with your children every day and feeling like you've become a visitor in their lives.
This is what it looks like to parent like grown ups.
Talk about a scheduling nightmare.
"We do everything but leap tall buildings in a single bound. We are superheroes without capes."
"Be willing to fight for the kids and your partner."
It doesn't matter how old you are -- it's never easy.
Single + parent = Single parent.
The Takeaway: "If you're a teen whose parents are getting a divorce, my advice is to keep an open mind and roll with the
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"Everything went fine until I am 6 years old. We have a great family," a caption reads as stick figure illustrations flash
If it is your nature to compete, compete against yourself. Set your sights on being a better parent after your divorce than you were before. Don't fall for the fake; remember that you're playing the long game -- the one where "winning" involves raising your kids to be healthy adults