It is not easy to go through a divorce. It can be emotional, stressful and full of uncertainty. So just imagine how your children feel.
Read the article below, which offers some guidance on how to approach the impending divorce with your children.
A few additional thoughts.
1. Be sure that the divorce will be filed. Better yet, wait until it is. Spare the children your indecisiveness. If you constantly speak to the children about "potentially" filing for divorce, it will simply add confusion to the mix. Children need to continue to trust you (the parent). They are counting on you for accurate information - do not lose their confidence early in the process.
2. Try to minimize conflict (children dislike) and maximize routine (children like).
3. Don't be shy about seeking professional help for yourself or your children. If you are healthy mentally, your children will benefit. If they are struggling, do not try to fix the problem yourself. Get your children counseling.
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