If you are newly separated, divorced or in the process, you’re probably already worried about, or even dreading, the holidays. Everything gets complicated. You may be sad and overwhelmed and exhausted already, but more than ever, you want to make the Holidays special. All of the Winter Holidays are going to be different.
About Grady SullivanAs a late adolescent / young adult child of divorce and as a partner at Midlife Divorce Recovery, Grady has become a voice on divorce from the child's perspective. Grady was married two years ago in New York City and loves traveling to Europe with his wife Cristina.
Watching your parents get divorced at any age is difficult. It’s terrible to have parents divorcing after 30 years of marriage, and my siblings and I had no idea how to deal with it. Hopefully my experience going through it and what I’ve learned working at Midlife Divorce Recovery will help you learn how
Divorce isn’t a pleasurable trip for anyone, and more often than not, children get caught right in the middle of it. I know, as a parent, you’re often going through an unbelievably painful experience yourself. Even though I watched my Mom spend several years feeling unbelievably sad and pissed and worried about the divorce,
What a complicated question! There are hundreds of books dedicated to this very question and obviously most parents are very concerned about the effects of divorce on children. I however prefer to think of it a little differently. Instead of reading about what’s going to “happen” to your children, I believe it’s more important
Get Active! Without a doubt, one of the most transformative ways to get through your divorce and be a more effective parent is to become an active person. During my Mom's recovery period after the divorce, I could always tell the days when she missed a workout. She would be more sensitive to random songs that
Although divorce is a challenge for everyone involved, there are many ways you can make the transition easier for your children. In general, children are adaptable and will adjust to the new situation, but even the most resilient people can become overwhelmed when too much is thrown at them at once. Don't Make Too
At its core, a loyalty conflict occurs when two parties expect a third party to side with them over the other because they either disagree or don't like each other. Vying for their child(ren)'s loyalty may be one of the most prevalent challenges for parents during a divorce and the effects of divorce on children can be tremendous.
...Probably, yes! The divorce process can be confusing and extremely difficult for everyone involved. Often when someone is under such an immense amount of stress and frustration (...midlife divorce), they can react in regrettable ways. As a child of divorce, I witnessed many incidents that my parents probably wish they could erase from my memory. And
One of the biggest issues I keep hearing parents talk about during divorce is that their children won't express their feelings or open up. When I began thinking back on my time during high school, sort of the high-time of the divorce "fireworks," I was one of those children who "wasn't opening up." I realize
I was about 15 when my parents officially got divorced. It wasn't a pretty divorce, but I'm sure it wasn't the worst. It took about three years of struggle for my Mom to finally call it quits and put an end to the marriage. Then a few years after that of very painful rebuilding