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Divorce can be better for children than living in a hostile home

If a married couple decides that they want to get a Colorado divorce, often the first thought on their minds is their children. There is a lot of research out there about how a hostile divorce can have a negative impact on the children. Unfortunately, this research can sometimes lead parents who want to get a divorce to stay together because they think it would be better for their children. However, if handled properly, a divorce may actually be easier on children than living in a home where the parents no longer want to be together.

First of all, it is important for children to know that the divorce is not their fault. The situation will undoubtedly be stressful on the children, but if they think that the divorce is their fault, they are more likely to be impacted in a negative way by the split. Additionally, it is important to communicate that by getting a divorce, it in no way means that the parents do not love their children. They may see one more often than the other now, but they should know that both parents do still love them.

Finally, it is important to show children some of the positive things about divorce. For example, a couple going through divorce can often have a lot of resentment and anger towards each other. One huge positive about the split being finalized is that the family will be able to move forward together away from all the negative energy.

In conclusion, despite the research showing that children are negatively impacted by a hostile divorce, if the parents stay together and are hostile in the home, it can be just as hard on the children. Choosing to get a divorce as well as actually starting the process can be stressful. Luckily, help is available in Colorado for any couple who would like guidance on how to have a more amicable divorce.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Why My Divorce Was the Best Thing for My Kids", Carin Kilby Clark, Aug. 29, 2014

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