The Impact of Divorce | Part 4

The Impact of Divorce | Part 4

Mar 16

Weird Dynamics and Startling Statistics

Marriage teaches us many things such as what commitment its, what love looks like, and how to sacrifice for others.  When a divorce takes place it undermines the teaching of these traits. This happens especially if there are weird parent dynamics after the divorce.  This period of adjustment is very strange and painful for all involved.  We put our children in an even worse position if we begin to react immaturely to the situation.  This especially needs to be a time where the children’s needs are placed above the needs of the parent.  It is very easy for parents to take an “I deserve” attitude because of what they have been through, but we must be very careful to guard our children from any venom spewed toward the other parent.  We must keep in mind all of the adjustment our child is going through.  Not having both parents around all the time, or visiting and seeing a parent at another house.   Even as time goes on and dating happens, we must choose to keep our children on the forefront of our brain.  Choose to see all changes through their eyes and resist the temptation to put our needs first, even though there is our own pain to work through.

 

Listen to today’s podcast for more insight and statistics on the topic of divorce.