Each year, as many people divorce (2.3 million) as there are marriages. More than 5 million men, women, and children are affected by separation and divorce every year.
Children, as well as parents, feel the stress and confusion of separation and divorce. Many kids feel angry, sad and frustrated about their parents splitting up and are uncertain about what life will be like after divorce. Your ability to communicate successfully with your child , meet their needs for safety and support, take care of yourself, and maintain a civil relationship with your ex will be crucial in the separation and divorce process. Given the right support, your children can successfully navigate through this diffcult transition.
It is up to you and your ex to reassure them and show them that they can continue to count on their parents to provide stability and love throughout their lives.
Last updated September 9, 2016