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Divorced Parents (Overview)

Divorced parents refers to two people who have had a children together, were at one time married, and are now divorced.


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How do I get along with gf's divorced parents?

How do I get along with gf's divorced parents?

Divorce: Be respectful to both parties without taking sides, make up your own mind as to your feelings about them based on your interactions. Best. ...Read more

Divorced Parents (Overview)

Divorced parents refers to two people who have had a children together, were at one time married, and are now divorced.


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Therapists concerns regarding kids of divorced parents?

Therapists concerns regarding kids of divorced parents?

Hopeful...: Most can emerge as competent, fairly happy adults if the divorced parents can avoid continued open warfare involving the child. Recommended book: dr phil's "family first: your step-by-step plan for creating a phenomenal family. " if healthy post-divorce parenting is challenging, please get help for the kids! Parents should also get help, jointly or separately, to avoid compromising kids wellness. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

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Is it possible that divorced parents at the age of 10 spark fear of abandonment?

Is it possible that divorced parents at the age of 10 spark fear of abandonment?

Divorce: It is certainly possible, try to follow your child's behavior to make sure he or she is not developing anxiety, make sure your child knows that he or she will be loved regardless, also family therapy can be very helpful in helping a child manage a divorcee successfully. Best. ...Read more

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Can divorced parents spark fear of abandonment in a 10 year old?

Can divorced parents spark fear of abandonment in a 10 year old?

Of course: It depends on custody and how much true love is provided. Parents should be unanimous in how this is achieved. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a divorced parents affects the self-esteem of a cleft lip child. Please site some refence. Tnx?

Is it possible that a divorced parents affects the self-esteem of a cleft lip child. Please site some refence. Tnx?

It depends: Divorce is painful for kids, but resources indicate that they do recover well. Http://tinyurl. Com/d4koj4j this recovery depends on how the parents treat each other and the child. Some are bitter and fight with each other through the child, and this does not provide the support the child needs. If the child also has a cleft lip that needs help, the parents need to stand together for the child. ...Read more

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How can I get over my parents divorce?

Difficult: When working with adult's whose parents have divorced, I usually remind them that there are likely details and events that may never be made public. This absence of information can make accepting parent's divorce a truly difficult experience. Acceptance is the key and if you can maintain a relationship with both your parents following divorce, I would put my energies there. ...Read more

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My parents divorced when I was young now I find all the wrong guys is this the result of an absent father?

Relationship pattern: We learn a lot about relationships from the models that our parents provide for us. Good, bad, or neutral, we can find ourselves repeating relationship patterns that we observe growing up. The answer to your question is likely more complicated than an "absent father" though that would be an important area to explore. A good therapist can help you sort through, and fix, these difficult patterns. ...Read more

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Can my parents divorce have anything to do with my fear of commitment?

Can my parents divorce have anything to do with my fear of commitment?

Possibly: I wouldn't want to blame your parent's divorce automatically for your fears of commitment. Us humans are very complex and many things factor into who we are, our fears and our behavior. I would be surprised if your parent's divorce didn't have a significant impact. If your fear of commitment if preventing you from moving forward - consider therapy. ...Read more

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Since my parents divorced I have had trouble with my memory and I sometimes stutter. Is it related?

Since my parents divorced I have had trouble with my memory and I sometimes stutter. Is it related?

Divorce and chldren: If you are very stressed over your parents divorce it could be related. It might be helpful for you to talk to a counselor to deal with the feelings you have regarding your parents divorce. If you didn't have trouble with memory nor stuttering before the divorce you might want to address this with someone who can help you sort out your feelings. ...Read more

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Will my boyfriend ever get over his phobia of marriage from his parents divorce?

Will my boyfriend ever get over his phobia of marriage from his parents divorce?

Can he or will he?: That's the real question. Does he even believe there is a problem. Maybe he has other reasons for avoiding marriage, if that's what he is doing. What makes you believe he can't or isn't getting over it? Have you asked? What does he say about his parent's marriage? If he can't get a grip on it he may need professional help. Is he even interested in marriage? Can you wait for him to get insight? ...Read more

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My parents divorce has caused me to get depression. I knew it was coming but how do I stay optimistic?

My parents divorce has caused me to get depression. I knew it was coming but how do I stay optimistic?

Work w/therapist: Feeling sad when your parents divorce is a natural reaction, and can bring about long-needed family discussions. Sharing with each other would be a way to do this, and may soothe the pain even if not changing the events. True depression immobilizes you, though. If you do feel depressed, working with a mental health professional may be very helpful to you during this time. Be well. ...Read more

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Parents divorce after 32yr lost home had 4 21yr & bad dreams from family memories &old house dad was abusive have panic attacks wen near house PTSD?

Parents divorce after 32yr lost home had 4 21yr & bad dreams from family memories &old house dad was abusive have panic attacks wen near house PTSD?

Yes: All of the necessary conditions are there for PTSD and there is effective treatment available for you. Please see a counselor to start on the road to recovery from these awful experiences. You deserve to feel better. ...Read more

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How to deal with parents getting divorced?

How to deal with parents getting divorced?

Have your unique: Relationship w/each of them. W/out meaning to, each will put you in the middle and resent the fact that you relate to the others. Be your own person and support each one while setting limits. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does GAD have a genetic component? I had my first anxiety attack at 13, during my parent's ugly divorce and I am now 62 and still battling GAD....

Does GAD have a genetic component? I had my first anxiety attack at 13, during my parent's ugly divorce and I am now 62 and still battling GAD....

Yes: There is ongoing evidence for genetic factors in anxiety disorders but the precise genetic mechanisms are not understood.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3181683/ ...Read more

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My parents mentally/emotionally abused myself and siblings. After their divorce, I ended up living w/my aunt, but I con't the abuse. How do I stop?

See a therapist: Abuse issues and trauma from our childhood can be treated and the cycle of abuse can be stopped.

I would recommend seeing a Psychologist to work through present and past issues and learn new strategies to manage the responses and reactions that were ingrained.

It's good that you want it to stop. Getting the right kind of help can make a huge difference. ...Read more

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My parents are getting a divorce and I am feeling sad andit's getting hard to smile or laugh and it feels like I have no motivation anymore. What should I do?

My parents are getting a divorce and I am feeling sad andit's getting hard to smile or laugh and it feels like I have no motivation anymore. What should I do?

Normal: It is normal to have difficulty adjusting to your parents divorce. The best thing is to find a supportive place to talk about it. Start with friends and those already close to you. Siblings and other family members as well can be helpful. You may want to consider seeing a therapist who can help you through this transition period. Many emotions are normal, talking about it helps! ...Read more

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Help my parents are divorcing and all the stress is causing a stomach ache and nausea?

Help my parents are divorcing and all the stress is causing a stomach ache and nausea?

Stress/dyspepsia: I can imagine how stressful it must be. Grown ups do part ways sometimes and it is nto your fault. The best you can do is to stay neutral and give emotional support to both parents as they are also going thru a lot. Try otc 75 mg zantac (ranitidine) twice a day for a few weeks. If it gets worse, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get pressured lately on having a boyfriend and marriage? Knowing that both of my parents are in their 50's and I'm only 21?

Why do I get pressured lately on having a boyfriend and marriage? Knowing that both of my parents are in their 50's and I'm only 21?

Parental & Social: Pressures are things we all deal with as we develop our own personality and identity. Please consider their input but make your own decisions. Many people are happily married but being happy single is a very good option also. Above all, don't marry out of pressure, but marry out of mutual respect. Your parents care about your future will need to live your own life. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a child from narcissist/codependent parents to have narcissism? P.s I have no other way to explain and this is urgent. .. thank u

Is it possible that a child from narcissist/codependent parents to have narcissism? P.s I have no other way to explain and this is urgent. .. thank u

???: I would need significantly more information as I do not understand your question. Regardless, children of any age began to learn from their parents habits. I do not know the age of the child. If you feel the the child is in any danger I highly advise that he/she is taken to the ER or to an urgent care specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it legal for a parent to slap his child in the u.S.?

Is it legal for a parent to slap his child in the u.S.?

Yes but: Each culture defines what its usual forms of acceptable parenting include. Within the American culture, you may be carted off to jail for child endangerment if your neighbor reports this kind of "parenting". Less so if you slapped the kids rear end, but you cross the wrong taboo here and you will need a lawyer. ...Read more

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How do I keep my sanity during a divorce?

Seeing a therapist: It is both permissible and recommended to get counseling during a divorce. These records are private and confidential and not subject to review by courts unless the circumstances are extreme (abuse of a child, neglect etc). Courts and attorneys often won't listen to you, they just want to settle the matter. You will be heard in therapy. ...Read more

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How to deal with my teenagers parental alienation?

How to deal with my teenagers parental alienation?

A few ideas: All parents of teens need to get used to being unthanked, unappreciated, and considered foolish. Tell Junior, 'Well be here for you when you get in trouble' -- and your teen will, and you will offer unconditional help and love. It's a stage of spiritual growth for you. Now, if this isn't the right answer, I'm sure one of my colleagues here will be able to help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some good parenting styles?

What are some good parenting styles?

Active parenting: This style teaches you to give your child freedom with limits. The limits expand as the child shows more responsibility. Check out dr. Michael popkin's program at www. Activeparenting. Com. I used to teach the class to parents and found to be the best. ...Read more

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What are some tips for team parenting?

United front: It is critical to present as a united front. Have discussions in terms of parenting outside the ears of the children. It is ok to let the kids know you're talking and making decisions together as a "team" and teach the kids to wait for a team response when possible. Try to target a 1-2 behaviors at a time for improvement and decide how you will address and then be a consistent team! ...Read more

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Which parent determines the sex of a child?

Which parent determines the sex of a child?

Both and neither: Male chromosomes are xy, females are xx, so if conception is combining one from each, you might say that the male determines. However, the hormone balance, temperature and other factors in the mother's body influence whether xs or ys are favored. But, bottom line, none of this is under conscious control so really neither parent has control. ...Read more

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Divorce (Definition)

Divorce is a situation in which a married couple becomes unmarried to one another. Divorce is a risk factor for many emotional ...Read more