Topic: divorce

Kids Should Choose If They Want to See Their Grandparents After Divorce

Kids Should Choose If They Want to See Their Grandparents After Divorce

As the old saying goes, you don’t get to divorce your family. But as a child of divorce (and as a child who dealt with even more serious family issues, including mental illness), I respectfully disagree. Sometimes, kids are better off being separated from certain family members, at least for a time. This separation may include a child’s biological parent and even grandparents. More »

Divorce Sucks For Kids But The Alternative May Be Even Worse

Divorce Sucks For Kids But The Alternative May Be Even Worse

The idea that kids are damaged by divorce is not a new one. Children of divorced parents are constantly underperforming those whose families stayed intact. We know boys especially suffer consequences when they are raised apart from their fathers. Every time I hear these statistics, I can’t help but wonder why? My own experience with my parents divorce may be clouding my judgment here, but I was miserable in a household where two parents who didn’t belong together, stayed together. More »