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There is always talk about how stressful divorce can be for children, because the parents are fighting and shouting, but an amicable divorce can be a lot to deal with for the children too. It is not always easy for a child to understand why their mom and dad cannot be together when they get along just fine. The issue was addressed on a post at www.circleofmoms.com.
It is easy to find information about dealing with an ugly divorce, but what to do when there is no drama and it confuses your kids? We will try and provide you with some useful points on this topic.
Time, as always, will heal. Your kids are going through a big change in their parents divorcing or separating, so another issue they do not understand can be overwhelming. There will always be something new and scary after divorce, whether it is parents not fighting but still separated, new partners or possible children in the future.
After achieving peace with your ex, do not go back to fighting, even if your kids are reacting to the newly-found peace. Especially after they have gotten used to their parents getting along again, your children do not need another shock.
Communication is important in any relationship. It is good to try and be open with your children when you can. Of course, you need to use proper judgment with what they need to know, but open communication is better than hiding things.
Divorce is never free of issues, even if the involved parties are being civil about it. If you are planning on filing for divorce or need help with your current divorce proceedings, you should contact an experienced divorce attorney. Contact our offices for help from knowledgeable Illinois divorce attorneys.