Fear: A child might wonder, “Will you leave me too?”
Guilt: A child might think, “Is this my fault?”
Sadness: A child might not say, “I miss (the other parent).”
Anger: A child might think, “Look at what you have done to my family.”
Confused: A child might wonder, "What does this mean for my family?" "How do we do this?"
"Will I still be able to play soccer?" "Will I see (the other parent)?" "Who will take care of me?"
"Where will I live?" "Who do I see on the holidays?"
Separation and divorce is never easy for children or adults. It’s a time of pain, sadness, and anger. Your family doesn’t have to face this difficult time alone.
If you are in a domestic abuse relationship, safety for you and your child(ren) is your first priority. You can find further information at these sites:
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: http://www.ncadv.org
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