Coping with Divorce

Divorce and separation are tough on every family, but there are ways to make this trying time easier for you and your children.

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Expert Tips to Better Co-Parent, Even When You're In a Two-Parent Household
Co-parenting can be a challenge even when things are amicable between exes—but isn't parenting a challenge, period? Two-parent households face similar issues, and perhaps they could even learn from some recommended co-parenting tips and techniques.
5 Things Parents Should Do After Separating From a Partner
Transitioning from married to single life can be hard and so is knowing what to do next. Here are ways parents can work through the fear of going through the divorce process.
My Marriage Ended During the Pandemic. Mom Friends and Self-Care Are Giving Me Strength
My husband of 12 years asked for a divorce during the pandemic. On top of everything I was already dealing with, I now needed to make sure my kids were OK with new life changes. But I found strength through my mom friends and finally focusing on self-care. 
Co-Parenting? Here Are 4 Reasons to Appreciate That Time Without Your Kids
Not having your kids with you because of a co-parenting schedule can be difficult, especially during the pandemic. I've been doing it for three years and here's my advice on how to stay happy and sane.
My Painful Divorce Only Made Me Want to Get Remarried Even More
After my troubling divorce, I had to adjust to life as a single mother to a 2-year-old daughter. It wasn't easy. But in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted to find love again and, once I did, I took the leap into a second marriage. After someone questioned why I would do it again, I felt stronger in my resolve.
My State Required Me to Take a Co-Parenting Class With My Ex, Here's What I Learned
The class aimed to teach us how to navigate co-parenting in a mature and healthy way. This is what it was really like.

More Coping with Divorce

Mom's Powerful Post Pays Tribute to a Rather Unlikely Person: Her Ex
This ex-couple has co-parenting down to a science, but it didn't come easily. Still, this mom wants other former couples to know, it can happen if they "stop making excuses" and "come together" for their kids.
Pediatricians Can Help Kids Deal With Their Parents' Divorce
More than one million kids' parents split each year, and your family doc can help them cope.
How to Handle Kids' Questions about Divorce

How single parents can handle their children's tough questions about what makes a family.