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by 120177January 7 at 10:23 PM
My husband left me and my son feb 5 of 2012 and it will be one yr soon. He has connect his son only 6 times. Is there any tips for me to make it easy for my son?? He all ways ask why his dad not here???
January 7 at 10:24 PM
Should you talk about the divorce with the children?
January 7 at 10:25 PM
If the man gets custody of the children should the woman pay child support?
January 7 at 10:36 PMWhat is the best way, not that there is one, to break the news to the kids about a divorce? is there a better time to break the news?
by sparky1006January 7 at 10:52 PM
Well years ago I was a child and my parents divorced'.
But now divorce seems different when my parents split.
God love them they are both deseased.
my question is( how do you know which parent should be the one who takes the female child?)
I had 3 other sisters,they were all older than I was.My 3 older sisters picked to go with my father. I talked to the judge and I wanted ,to go to.But since I was 8 I was told I had to go with my mother,I wanted so badly to be able to go with my sisters.I didn't do drugs,or lash out or turn to a mean child.I thank god that I turned out the way I did.Eventually Idid when I got older go to live with my father.And I'm glad I had the chance to do so
by rleer4January 7 at 10:59 PM
How do you insure kids feel loved during a divorce?
by MommaNuneyJanuary 7 at 11:00 PMHow do you cope/handle a situation where STBX has introduced gf after only one month after I filed for divorce and DD8 has expressed her "hatred" of it? This is a hard one for me to even tackle.
January 7 at 11:07 PM
I have a question. If there is physical abuse and substance abuse and the divorce proceedings start...is counseling enough for the kids? Do you think there's anything else that can help as well? Thanks
by Juniper53098January 7 at 11:19 PM
I believe that marriage is "till death do us part", unless there is abuse or adultery. In the case of abuse, divorce, of COURSE, is best for the kids.
What kind of child placement plan do you think is best for kids, when both parents are "good parents"?
by Heather2001January 8 at 12:29 AM
I think divorce can be good for kids if the marriage is abusive or very volatile in nature or there is infidelity. Otherwise, no. I'm old-fashioned and believe that most issues can and should be worked out between a couple.