Getting divorced? When it comes to helping your children adjust appropriately: Anticipate problems and Minimize their effects [Part 1], by Susannah Gersten, M.S.W., LCSW, Psychotherapist
There is no perfect divorce. Many parents come to me for psychotherapy asking for advice about how to minimize the negative effects of the impending separation on their children and on their family as a whole. While this is no substitute for ongoing family therapy, this and future blogs will outline the most common concerns that parents bring to me. What follows are the first two issues to address. My advice is to anticipate these issues and minimize their influence as much as possible.