Dealing with divorce is challenging in every respect. Divorce can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life and simply coping with resulting changes in lifestyle and day-to-day routines becomes the new norm for a period of time. In fact, studies have shown that a newly divorced couple goes through the same stages of grief as those dealing with a death of a loved one. Some of the emotions include denial, anger, depression and acceptance. Yet despite this upheaval in emotions, there are effective ways to deal with divorce and establish stability in your daily life.
For a married couple with children, the impact of the divorce on children should be one of the biggest concerns when the question of a divorce is raised. Research shows that a child’s reaction to divorce is greatly shaped by a number of factors, including age, gender, family support, and the quality of the relationship between the parents prior to the divorce.
There is an age factor when it comes to children and divorce. Dealing with divorce is very different for young children versus adolescents.