Preparing to be a Single Parent

girl-883012_1280Among the difficult realities of divorce in Florida, or any other state, is the potential of becoming a single parent. Some spouses are able to co-parent post-divorce, thus alleviating that feeling of being a single parent. However, once two people separate, they generally act as parents individually. As a result, their parental roles will change and it’s important that this adjustment be smooth, particularly for the children.

Speak to the kids.

If the children are old enough to understand what is happening, having an open conversation with them–within reason–could be helpful. You can start by assuring them that they will still have two parents who both love them. And, if they’re engaged, you can work with them to develop a new plan for the future that meets everyone’s needs.

Find some additional support.

Adjusting to being a single parent is no easy task. As much as you want to be there for your children, you may need some support, too. Don’t be afraid to seek out advice of other single parents, or from professionals. There are support groups out there for parents like you. Reaching out to a supportive family can be of great help, too.

Find happiness and positivity.

The more positive you are, the easier it will be to help your children stay positive. Do what it takes to keep your body and mind healthy. Eat healthy, exercise, and do things you enjoy. Help your children do these things, too. You will all feel better and it will make the transition easier. You may even develop some new, better habits that make your future a little happier.

If you’re facing divorce, you don’t have to do it alone. Contact us at Miller Law. We can make divorce more affordable and easier on you so that you can focus on the important things, like your children.

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