As you enter single fatherhood, it is important to see it through the eyes of your children. This process is just as earth-shattering to them as it is to you. Adults have learned many coping mechanisms that children have yet to acquire, which can make divorce very difficult and confusing for them. Change affects everyone differently, and the entire family will find their own ways to deal with the new arrangements. As discussed in the last post, it is more important than ever to stay close with your children and discuss the situation with them.
These transitions can be very difficult for children, especially young children, who are now having to learn to spend time away from their mother when visiting their father, and vice versa. Ensuring your children that they are loved by both parents and making sure to stay consistent with your plans are important to maintaining the security. It is also important to take care of yourself and your emotional needs. Finding a support system and reaching out for help is not always the easiest thing to do.
As you approach this transition, it is important that you align yourself with a family advocate that will work to put the needs of you and your children above all else. Attorney Ronald Johnston understands the emotional toll that divorce can take on the whole family, and can help you get things to a state of normalcy as quickly as possible. Click here to contact our Portland, Oregon office today.