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Helping children in Georgia adjust after divorce

On Behalf of | Oct 2, 2014 | Divorce |

Families are a unique, but crucial, foundation in American society. Whether related by blood or not, the members in a family share a special kind of relationship. This relationship is one of the reasons that going through the divorce process can be extremely stressful and emotionally tense. Georgia families going through a divorce should know that they are not alone, and there are a number of support systems available for both them and their children.

While a couple may be going through many emotions during this process, their children are also struggling to understand why their parents no longer want to be together. As a family transitions into life after divorce, helping the children adjust is a main focus in the child custody agreement and in the parents’ minds. When children are able to keep good relationships with their friends and continue to enjoy and participate in extracurricular activities, this is evidence that they can still be happy and excited about life.

Another sign that the children are adjusting to this life-change well is whether or not they talk about the divorce. It is important for the parents to welcome questions from their children about what happened and what changes that it caused. Children who are able to talk and spend time with both parents, without holding feelings of bitterness or betrayal against either, are overcoming the guilt or confusion that they may have experienced through the process.

There are a number of ways that children can show that they are taking strides to adjust to their new lifestyle. Parents in Georgia who have gone through a divorce can choose to work together to help their children adjust, which can greatly benefit the children in the long-run. Those in the legal field or in counseling can assist with the divorce, as well as the transition that follows.

Source:, “10 signs your kid is handling divorce in a positive way“, Rosalind Sedacca, Sept. 24, 2014


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