There’s a reason why divorce is often equated with death. In fact, divorce and death are two of the most stressful parts of life that people experience. Divorce is a death of dreams and a future. During this time of stress and high emotion, people forget the importance of staying healthy. Health isn’t just physical; Don’t forget to properly deal with the emotions involved in divorce. “Your Emotional Filing Cabinet,” by Divorce Magazine shares excellent ways in which you can learn how to properly file all your emotions and deal with them accordingly.
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The fall is full of stress and excitement, especially for divorced parents. Back-to-school scheduling and expenses can turn confusing and expensive. The balance for both sets of parents and their children can easily be upset between activities and priorities.
Fortunately, there are simple ways to make life a little smoother so the focus can be on family. There are apps and websites to help manage time, schedules, and expenses for parents co-parenting who have little time for extended conversation. As Brigid Duffield, P.C. wrote recently, talk to your children about the new schedules and how they are affected. Be sure to communicate with school, faculty, and staff about your family situation. Always stress to your children the importance of honesty and communication in your family, too. Divorce is hardest on kids and they need to know they are supported and loved. Let them know that even if they need to talk with someone else, expressing their feelings is vital.
Balancing life at best is difficult, so make use of the ways in which technology and people can help so that your family has more time living life together at it’s fullest.
Link to 2Houses Co-Parenting Site
Referenced Brigid A. Duffield, P.C.