When parents separate, it creates a very big impact on the entire family. No matter how old the children are when this happens, there are always significant reactions. These may vary, depending on each child’s temperament and his relationship with each parent. But as with all types of family conflicts, the solution lies in how each family member is willing to make it work.
Read these FN articles for more tips on handling the end of a marriage:
- Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo: 5 Steps to Take When Your Marriage Falls Apart
- Maintaining a Good Relationship with Your Ex and Co-Parent
(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Good Family section as "Keep It Real" in August 2008; adapted for use in Female Network)