Extracurricular activities are an important part of most kids' childhoods. When their parents are divorcing, having the consistency of games, lessons and other activities can be extremely important to kids. However, too often, co-parents' disagreements over which extracurricular activities are appropriate and/or affordable can threaten these important outlets for their children.
Co-parenting after divorce is never without its challenges. However, military families often experience additional complications because of the unique lifestyle that comes with being a servicemember. Divorce can be particularly challenging for the non-military parent.
As a couple who is already struggling with your marriage, something you may be considering is divorce. Together, you fight and argue, and you're both tired of the strain that creates in your lives.
If neither you nor your soon-to-be ex grew up with divorced parents, you can't fully understand how your children may feel about their parents splitting up. This is true regardless of how many books and articles you read about healthy co-parenting.
For many people who are battling drug and/or alcohol addiction, spending time in an inpatient rehabilitation facility is their best chance for getting clean and sober. However, if you're a parent, checking into rehab may mean losing custody of your children -- at least temporarily.
The decision to divorce when you have an infant is usually an especially heart-wrenching choice. However, some couples determine that it's best for them and their family to go their separate ways even if they have a new baby.
If you have dedicated your parenting years to raising your children, you will consider this as a full-time job. While it may not earn monetary payment, it is as important as any other work. As a stay-at-home parent, it is likely that you will have depended on your spouse financially while you fulfilled this role. While financial codependency can work very well within a marital unit, problems can arise if one spouse files for divorce.