Going through a divorce can make you feel like you are all alone in the world, and if you are separated from your spouse, then social distancing to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 can be doubly isolating.
Unless you are a survivor of domestic violence, you might wonder why people wait so long to leave abusive marriages. Many times, it is because they fear that the violence will get worse if they try to leave.
Many children find it even more challenging to adjust to life with a new stepparent and stepsiblings than they do to accept that their parents are getting divorced. As much as you may reassure your children that they now have two real homes instead of one, if there are stepsiblings and younger half-siblings on both sides of the family, your kids might feel like they have nowhere that is really theirs.
The idea of only one parent getting custody of the children after the divorce is an outdated one. Parenting after a divorce is not a contest where one parent wins the children and the other parent loses them.
Social media is great for spreading information quickly and providing mindless entertainment; it is also frighteningly effective at showing the worst sides of human nature.