What are some tips for managing emotions and parenting after a divorce?

A divorce is an emotional situation. You just lost your partner in life and along with that a lot of security. If you were blindsided by the divorce, it can make things even more difficult. While not everyone in Colorado feels devastated after a divorce, many people do, and that is okay. If you are feeling lost and down, it can be quite tough to move on and continue living life normally. This includes parenting. Your kids may have questions or they might just want things to feel normal again. It can be tough to go back to the usual when your heart just is not in it.

Time explains that the emotional toll of a divorce is something you should not hide from your children. Rather you should embrace it and explain why you feel the way you do in terms your kids can understand.

At the same time, though, it is important to move on. You have to manage your feelings. Do not overwhelm your children with constant sadness. It is okay to tell them you are sad, but you do need to try to start living the new normal that is now your life. Your children need the security that comes from seeing their parent do okay.

Take time just for yourself to really live in your emotions so that when you are interacting with the kids you can show other emotions besides sadness. If you do happen to breakdown in front of your kids, it is okay. Just tell them that you are a little sad and that you will feel better after a good cry. This information is for education and is not legal advice.