There are many emotions that affect a couple that divorces. Using the information below share your perspective of how divorce impacts each of the partners or how divorce affects the children. If you have experienced divorce in your life you can share your personal experience.
Partners may experience:
Divorce Hangover- the person is unable to let go of the fact of their divorce, reorient themselves as single parents, or develop new friendships.
Separation Distress: Depression, Stress, Anxiety & Anger
Feelings of being stigmatized
Loss of closeness to children
Change of living
Children may experience:
Sense of Relief – better emotional health from being
removed from parental warfare and conflict.
Rather one health parent than two unhappy
Stress, Guilt, Anger, Depression, Anxiety, Withdrawal
Less Social And School Competence
Worry about finances or who will pay for college
Changes in living arrangements-two homes