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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

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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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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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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?

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

Insight: Your question is a good one. If you are making a connection between an absent father and the wrong guys there is probably a correlation. It is important that you look into the complexity of your own experience to truly understand what is keeping you from finding the right guy. Therapy is a good place to start. Best wishes and good luck! ...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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