There is a huge difference between divorce with children, and divorce without children. Dr. Margaret offers nine practical and do-able choices to make when living out your divorced life, with shared children. “Getting along for the children’s sake” can lead to your children to survive the divorce and thrive in their lives, whereas a continuation of the hurt or dysfunction of the relationship can scar them for quite a long time. Choices such as not allowing your “supporters” to bad mouth your ex are vital to your children’s well-being. How you live out your divorce can be much more important than the divorce itself. The listener email today discusses the stigma of depression in college and how a young depressed adult can cope.

Important links:

Here’s an article by Dr. Margaret on eleven ways to help your child through divorce.

Article on “nesting” – the movement for children to remain in their home, and the parents to move in and out, at least for a while after the divorce.

 

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