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In Texas divorce, the kids may be just fine after all

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

For Texas parents who are considering divorce, the impact that such a drastic change in family structure will have on their kids is often the top concern. Parents worry that their children will react poorly to the upheaval that accompanies a Texas divorce, and that there will be negative ramifications. However, it is important to realize that children can be negatively affected by living within an unhappy home, and that divorce could actually bring an improvement in their daily lives.

For example, children who have witnessed their parents fighting over a long period of time are often relieved to move beyond this scenario of high tension. Being exposed to stress within the family can be difficult for kids to bear, and many kids report wishing that their parents had divorced sooner, once the process is complete. When parents are able to move on with their lives and find happiness elsewhere, kids benefit.

In addition, kids pick up on negativity between their parents, even when the adults make every effort to conceal their arguments. By remaining in an unhappy and non-functional relationship, kids are given a model of marriage that is not healthy or ideal. The end result can be a warped sense of what it means to be a husband or wife, as well as what family life can offer.

There is no doubt that a Texas divorce can be a challenge, and that kids will go through a period of adjustment as the structure of their daily lives change. However, divorce is not the tragedy that many parents envision, and kids often move through the process with far greater ease than their parents thought possible. The most important consideration is giving shared children the love and support they need, both during the course of the divorce and beyond.

Source: The Huffington Post, 5 Reasons Kids From Unhappy Homes Say It's Better To Divorce Than Stay Married, Brittany Wong, Jan. 27, 2014

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