Final Thoughts:

Divorce can be a painful process for the whole family, but this does not mean that the divorce is a mistake or wrong. The strong emotions that accompany separation may be difficult, but it may ultimately be better for everyone. Maintaining a destructive family relationship can be more damaging to children than separation.

It is a good idea for members of the family to attend professional counseling. The wide range of emotions experienced during this time can be a challenge even for people who consider themselves well-adjusted. An effective counselor will promote mental health and peace of mind by helping you work through your emotions and issues.

In certain situations a skilled counselor can also advise you as to how to help your children through the many transitions associate with divorce. No matter how well children appear to be taking it, all children need special help and emotional guidance.