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New Jersey couples should communicate with children about divorce

Divorce can be a difficult time for children as everything around them changes and their world is turned upside-down. One of their parents is moving out, they do not get to see this parent as much and they may even move themselves. However, if the New Jersey parents take the right steps when telling their children about their divorce, it can make the transition much easier.

The parents of a child should agree on what they are going to tell the child before they talk to him or her so that complications are less likely to arise. After the couple agrees on what to say, they should tell the child as a couple. This will help the child realize that even though his or her parents do not love each other their love for the child has not changed.

Blame should not be cast on one parent, but instead make it seem as if it was a mutual agreement to separate. Do not try to make the situation seem less serious than it is, but do not become emotional either. The child must realize that changes are going to be made but it is not his or her fault and that his or her parents will be alright.

Hopefully, many New Jersey couples will be able to communicate to their children that they are separating in a way that makes the changes easier. Telling the children is a crucial step that must be taken with great care. Although divorce is a long process and should be handled by an experienced legal representative, it can become immensely easier if the children understand what is taking place.

Source: The Southern, How to tell your children about the divorce, No author, Feb. 23, 2014

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