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What to teach your daughter about divorce

When going through a divorce, it is important that any children involved are kept safe at all times. The last thing you want is for one or more of them to be negatively impacted for life.

If you have a daughter and you are going through the divorce process, it is a must that you take the right approach. Here are a few things you can teach her during this trying time:

— Your life does not come to an end after divorce. Many children don’t understand what divorce is all about, but they do believe one thing to be true: Their life will not be the same. While this is true in some ways, you need to convey that life does not end just because two people end their marriage.

— A partner does not define who you are. Everybody enjoys having a spouse, but it is important to realize that this shouldn’t change who each person truly is.

— The most important thing is to be happy with the present. It can be hard to do this during divorce, but you should try your best. You need to live in and be happy with what is going on right now. This is important for you and your daughter.

If you find yourself in the middle of a divorce and you have a daughter, you can use this as a teaching point. It is your chance to show that life goes on. Not only will this make you feel better, but it could help your daughter experience a better relationship with a future partner.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Three Things We Can Teach Our Daughters in Divorce,” Michela Montgomery, Oct. 15, 2015

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