Divorce does not have to permanently scar your children
When you start a family with someone, you never want to imagine the day you have to say goodbye. Unfortunately, marriages sometimes end in divorce; sometimes, it is better to divorce than try to make a bad marriage work.
Divorce can feel like a traumatic experience for both parties; likewise, it can feel the same for your kids. After all, many studies say that children cope better in families where their parents stay together. However, this does not mean that divorce has to have a lasting, negative impact on anyone in your family.
Think of you and your children’s future
Before you decide that divorce could permanently scar your kids, think about what your future looks like if you stay together. If you and your spouse fight often or cannot seem to agree on the important matters of running your household, then your children will grow up in an unstable environment. Staying together for the kids can cause resentment between couples and your kids will pick up on the resentment and tension between you.
Put forth the effort to create an amicable separation
Consider divorce mediation if you want an amicable separation. Mediation allows you to work together with your spouse, rather than fighting in front of a judge. When you work together, your children see how possible it is to stay resilient during difficult times. Parents who maintain ongoing and dependable contact with their children tend to have more adaptable and well-adjusted kids in a couple of years following the divorce.
Mediation may reduce resentment because you work together for a solution that benefits both parties.