On this Day 4 of the Good Divorce Week we are discussing how you can help your children by helping yourself. Jane Auty, one of our Family Solicitors says;
“It's easier said than done, but at a time when stress levels are peaking, emotions are high, and your mind is rushing you may need to take some time out and possibly seek some professional advice to help you deal with all of the changes afoot. Being okay yourself will mean that as parents you are fit to help your children. You will no doubt be upset and angry and these emotions, if not properly dealt with and controlled, may have a detrimental impact on your children.
"Seek support from friends and family
and speak with your GP"
Draw on the resources at your disposal. Seek support from friends and family and speak with your GP who may be able to refer you to a professional who you can discuss your situation with and formulate an action plan to help you get through these difficult times.
Remember that the first step to helping your children cope is to make sure that you are doing well.”
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