What is your experience in attempting to co parent after a break up in the lgbt community?
A successful divorce is one in which the parents divorce each other but do not require the child to divorce one of the parents, either as a result of parental conflict or by one parent not being available to the child.
The following quote nicely summarizes this knowledge:
The current research examining the effects of divorce on children concludes that a constructive divorce in a family with children requires minimizing the psychic injury to children through continued relationships with both parents and an atmosphere of support and cooperation between the parents.1
Thus, it is a well-established fact that a child experiencing the dissolution of the family structure will do better if the parents are able to get along and reduce trauma in an already traumatic experience. Co-parenting can be a viable option when it is implemented by parents who want it to work because they understand that the child’s needs supersede their own self interest, and it can be successful and rewarding for both the child and the parents.
IMPACT OF SEPARATION AND DIVORCE ON CHILDREN
There are many threatening and frightening things that happen to individuals whose relationship ends up in separation or divorce. When there are no children of the relationship, the adults can separate their lives relatively easily, albeit not without pain. For a child, however, the termination of a nuclear family is, most often, highly traumatizing. Children, who go through separation, and/or divorce, experience abandonment. Generally, this is also their primary fear. Younger children do not have the intellectual resources, or older children the emotional resources to understand this as anything other than, “I am being left by my parent!” When asked, “What do you worry about most?” They often respond with, “I am afraid I will never see one of my parents again.” When children of separation or divorce are asked, “What are your three wishes?” most will usually say something like, “I wish my Mom and Dad were back together.”
A central reason that divorce is so difficult for children is the fact that they have little life experience to understand why their parents would separate and what happens when a parent, or when both parents, leaves the family home. They frequently worry, “If ONE of my parents mysteriously left home today, who is to say that my OTHER parent won’t leave home tomorrow, and there will be nobody left to take care of me?”
by realtalk247 3 years ago
Why do people continue to champion broken homes & single parenting when the effects are devastating?Answers article stated: "It is so important for children to have a stable home life. In a broken home it is difficult for children to find a sense of security because experience shows them...
by JS Matthew 6 years ago
What are some tips for Getting Along as Parents when getting a Divorce?
by Nira Perkins 5 years ago
When going through a divorce and the parents or a parent claims that they're doing what's best for their kids, are they really?I have to say that in some cases it might be true but not for the majority.
by lifesparadox 6 years ago
Do you have any advice for helping children whose parents are going through divorce?It’s nearly impossible for young children to fully understand divorce. Heartache and confusion affects their life in many ways. They have a lot of questions that sometimes the parents don’t even know...
by calico Stark 17 months ago
Does a Christian woman have a biblical right to divorce her emotionally abusive husband?Is emotional abuse a valid reason for a person to get a divorce? Or should the spouse believe for a supernatural transformation?
by Walt Smith 7 years ago
My question is this, simply put...Are men the only ones discriminated against during a divorce. It seems to me that a lot of people out there (women)like to bash the man for leaving lose ties with their children after a divorce. What about the ones who were forced out of their childrens's lives?...
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