Thursday, March 19, 2015
Married couples with a high conflict relationship lead a tough life with their family, with one or both partners inflicting pain on the other. To save what’s left of the family (or his/her sanity), the rational spouse would resort to divorce and bring up their children on his/her own. Single parenthood, after all, seems like a more desirable option than staying in an unhealthy relationship. Raising the children, providing food and shelter, and giving time to oneself are a few of the common struggles of single parenthood. Friends, relatives and neighbors would give most single parents a hand in no time, but professional help can ease the burden of certain single parent problems more easily. Single parents starting anew can also recover faster from the troubles of separation when they’re guided by people who are more experienced in their situation.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
One of the things that must be made crystal clear is that you are not getting back together. This should be done straight and smooth and there should be no need for any harshness when saying it. Any hint of hesitation can be interpreted as a sign of unsureness and the ex may still try to do things to get back together. Any incessant texts or calls must be discouraged so as not to give any false hope, and also for them to get the hint and back off completely. If it reaches a point where the behavior has become obsessive, this must be explicitly conveyed. Things usually get complicated when there is a child involved. Being a single parent, after all, can be a challenge – and either you or your ex might feel the need to turn to each other for support even with the current conflict between you. It won’t be easy at the start, but you will get the hang of it eventually and start enjoying the perks of being a single parent.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Allowing a child to spend time with the biological parent is vital, since each child has to have an opportunity wherein they don’t feel a sense of competition in terms of showing affection. This can be any type of occasion, either a meal out, a day of activities, or others—what matters most is that children look forward to things like these. If you’re a stepparent struggling to maintain a good kinship by committing one, two, or all of these mistakes, seek urgent stepparenting help from Houston firms like The Bridge Across. After all, succeeding as a stepparent relies heavily on fostering relationships and maintaining them.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Nobody goes into a marriage expecting to get divorced. That’s the same thought that went through the mind of Dave Taylor, a contributor at the self-help site Fatherhood.org. Couples marry with the best of intentions, often dreaming of settling down in a nice home, with a harmonious family living a happy life. The unexpected, however, happened. Once he and his wife started to have kids, troubles started to surface; they didn’t seem to find a common ground and got along roughly. They tried to make it work, but to no avail. The next thing Dave knew, he’s now looking at the prospect of single fatherhood, with the task of raising three kids.