Family and Divorce – articles and other resources
Divorce and breakups create challenges for the whole family. Learn what you can do to meet these challenges by better understanding your own needs and those of your children at this difficult time.
It’s never easy when a marriage or other significant relationship ends. Whatever the reason for the split—and whether or not you wanted it—the breakup of a long-term, committed relationship can turn your whole world upside down and trigger all sorts of painful and unsettling feelings. And when children are involved, the situation is even more challenging.
It can be difficult to give your kids the stability and support they need when you’re on an emotional rollercoaster of your own, but you can successfully navigate this unsettling time—and help your kids emerge from it feeling loved, confident, and strong.
Children and Divorce: Helping your kids cope with your divorce involves providing stability in the home and a reassuring, positive attitude. To make this happen, you’ll need to take care of yourself—and work as peacefully as possible with your ex. MORE »
Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents: Your marriage may be over, but your family is not; doing what is best for your kids is your most important priority. The first step to being a mature, responsible co-parent is to always put your children's needs ahead of your own. MORE »
Step-Parenting and Blended Families: When families "blend" to create stepfamilies, it’s a huge adjustment for everyone. Here’s what you can do to help smooth the transition, make your kids feel more secure, and work through any growing pains. MORE »
Divorce in the family
- Children and Divorce: Helping Kids Cope with Separation and Divorce
- Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents: Making Joint Custody Work After a Separation or Divorce
- Step-Parenting and Blended Families: How to Bond with Stepchildren and Deal with Stepfamily Issues
- Coping with a Breakup or Divorce: Moving on After a Relationship Ends
- Conflict Resolution Skills: Building the Skills That Can Turn Conflicts into Opportunities
- Emotional Intelligence Toolkit: Program for Managing Overwhelming Stress and Emotions
The teenage years can be tough, and the stress of divorce can exacerbate problems. Read on to learn more about the signs and symptoms of some common teen challenges—including depression, bullying, cutting, eating disorders, and problem drinking—and how the family can come together to find solutions. MORE »
Divorce and remarriage are big changes—and change is stressful. Out-of-control stress can grind you down and take a huge toll on your emotional and physical health. Learn about what you can to do manage and reduce stress in your daily life so you can confidently face challenges and maintain your emotional balance. MORE »