When you both finally realise that divorce is the best option in your circumstances, it can almost feel like a little relief that a decision has been made. There are lots of factors to consider but at the end of the day, if you are unhappy being together, this needs to change in order to move on to happier times. A big question on you and your partner’s lips will be ‘How will we tell the kids about our divorce?’
This is obviously a hard thing to explain to children and their age can play a big factor in how they will react. It is known that divorce does impact on children and this is because they are generally neutral in your relationship. They grow up respecting you both equally and loving the time they spend as a family. To hear the news that things are about to change and they are likely to see one parent less often than the other can be devastating. Almost like they are grounded from seeing their two favourite people at the same time.
In order to better understand how to deal with telling your children about divorce, it is worthwhile reading case studies of other couples that have been through it. This can help to put things in perspective and plan ahead based on someone else’s experience. Read this case study about how ‘Divorce Does Impact Children’.