In the beginning, the bride and groom dream of their happily ever after. For some Connecticut couples, this means buying a home, having children and growing old together. For other couples, the happily ever after only turns to happily ever after once the divorce is finalized.
When children are involved, it is important to keep in mind that they will often mimic the behaviors that they see. So, if children see two adults who are yelling and fighting, they may assume that this is acceptable behavior and then attempt to model this behavior. Additionally, they may begin to think that this is the way in which married couples should discuss things. Therefore, it may be a good idea to save the more contentious discussions for the lawyer's offices.
Many times during and after divorce proceedings, children feel as if they have to choose one parent over the other. Perhaps they sense that the parents do not like each other, and they are afraid to show love for one parent for fear of upsetting the other. However, if the children see the parents working together where they are concerned, the possibility of this occurring is greatly minimized, and the children's sense of security remains intact.
A Connecticut divorce can be the beginning of happily ever after for each party. However, when children are involved, it is important to remember that they are watching and learning. Before, during and after the divorce both individuals are still their parents, and they both love and want what is best for them.
Source: yourtango.com, "6 Ways To Make Your Divorce A Good One (Especially If You Have Kids)", Laura Bonarrigo, Nov. 25, 2016