We recently discussed some methods you can use to help your children cope with the divorce. You have to think about your child's needs and emotions when you are going through a divorce. Your children's well being should be at the heart of all the decisions you make regarding the divorce, and child custody in particular.
A divorce is a major event for the adults involved, but it can often feel like the end of the world for children who are involved. Parents must take steps to help their children work through the issues that are caused by the divorce.
Going through a divorce impacts your life in many ways. You have to get accustomed to claiming that someone is your ex-spouse instead of saying that he or she is your spouse. If you are a woman, you have to decide if you are going to change your name back to your maiden name. Other things also have to be considered and thought about.
It's difficult, if not impossible, to put the blame on one person for causing the failure of a Maryland marriage. Some individuals do cause their marriages to end -- perhaps through infidelity, substance abuse or some inappropriate or unlawful behavior. However, even in these situations, the lines can get blurry. Once the name-calling and finger-pointing start, both sides of a marriage could come up with reasons why the other person was to blame for the end of their marriage.