The change in family dynamic following a divorce can be quite difficult for a child to process. Since these circumstances are also hard for adults to adjust to, it is easy to lose sight of how important it is to put your child’s emotions before your own. Always be sure to ask yourself how your choices will impact your child, and how you can help them manage the changes that are going to follow shortly after.
- Make sure that you have an understanding about how you will communicate with your children post-divorce in a non-traumatic manner.
- Self-care after a divorce is important. You need to find a level of balance between your own needs and your child’s.
- Continuously ask yourself what is in the best interest for your child in order to stay ahead of their needs.
“One thing for certain is that responding to your children’s needs can enable you to gain perspective on your priorities.”