Navigating the divorce process—the lawyers, the mediators, the courts, the finances—is no fun. Even more reason to brush off or sugarcoat the severity of The Situation when your kids ask about it, right? But as exhausted as the topic may be to you, sweeping the facts under the rug can have the opposite effect on your family. If the goal is a peaceful home where your children can learn resiliency in the face of change, concealing the truth won’t get you very far. Ultimately, you want to provide a sense of safety for children to ask questions and share emotions. To get there, these psychologists suggest nixing these six phrases from your vocabularies.
Meet the Experts
- Carolyn Rubenstein, PhD., is a licensed psychologist and wellness consultant in constant pursuit of helping others achieve success on their own terms with less stress and burnout.
- Dr. Lauren Cook is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Lauren appears frequently in the media to provide commentary while also working with adults, couples, families and teens.