Marriage and creating a family can be a beautiful thing. However, in today’s society, many marriages end in divorce. Going through this process can be emotionally draining for everyone involved. Children caught in the middle of divorces in Georgia often experience even more stress and tension than the parents who are choosing to separate.
Other than possibly being asked which parent they may want to live with, children involved in a divorce are sometimes overlooked during much of the actual proceedings. The focus of the process tends to be on the couple that is separating, while its effects on the children may be ignored. These children typically do not express what they are feeling as they move from house to house and deal with each parent as they adjust to being single once again.
If children had the courage to express themselves in the midst of a divorce, there are a number of things they would explain to their parents. First, they do not want to hear about how much one dislikes his or her ex, why he thinks the split is unfair or that the other parent is better in certain areas. These children may express that they do not want to be treated like a hassle that has to be transferred every other weekend and would love it if both parents could be at their birthday parties. Rather than feeling hopeless and unwanted by their parents, children need to know that they are loved and desired, especially during this process.
As in many other states, getting a divorce in Georgia can be a stressful experience. When children are involved, custody and child support also has to be taken into consideration. It is incredibly important for the couple to remember that although they are no longer husband and wife, they are still parents. Keeping the needs of one’s children in mind throughout this process can greatly ease the stress and tension between them and their parents as their idea of family changes completely.
Source: Huffington Post, “12 Things Kids Think About Divorce But Are Too Afraid To Say“, Tara Kennedy-Kline, April 20, 2014