Marriage counseling is a booming business. For some inexplicable reason, as the number of divorces goes up, the number of marriage counselors also rises. Regardless of the metaphysical connection, marriage counseling is a viable solution for many couples wanting to work through their disputes. But, as discussed in a previous post, for many couples counseling is prohibitively expensive. This post will continue discussing alternative methods to seek to counsel.
Children of different ages handle divorce differently. When their lives are suddenly split between two parents and two households, younger children often show fear of the future and express their longing for the former family life. Adolescent children, however, usually have a better understanding of the finality of divorce. They may pull away from their parents and assert their need for independence.