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Family and Divorce

Divorce and breakups create challenges for the whole family. These articles can help you meet these challenges by better understanding your own needs and those of your children at this difficult time.

Parents fighting in kitchen

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 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.

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Additionally, it takes energy and focus to successfully make major life changes. You can gain strength through regular exercise, a healthy diet, and activities that reduce stress.