Divorce may cause anxiety, behavior changes in kids

It is not unusual for people to hope that they will have a happily ever after. For some Ohio residents, it may seem as if their marriage will not lead to that happy ending they had envisioned. Of course, being married is not the only source of happiness in life, and individuals may find that divorce could help them regain some happiness that they had lost. However, they may worry about whether their children will be able to do the same.

It is understandable to worry about how children will handle their parents' split. Ending a marriage can create a great deal of change for everyone involved, and children may feel anxious about what the future will hold. Parents can help combat this anxiety by explaining to the children what their living arrangements will be like, what the new routine will be and when they will spend time with each parent.

Some children may begin to act out after learning that their parents are divorcing. They could see it as a time to test boundaries and determine whether one parent may let them get away with more. It could benefit everyone involved for parents to pay attention to such behaviors and keep a similar structure in both households.

No parent wants a divorce to negatively disrupt their children's lives. Still, disruption is unavoidable as many changes will stem from ending a marriage. Ohio parents can do their best to find the child custody arrangements that will allow them to properly address their children's well-being at all times.

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