A difficult task for many parents going through a separation or divorce is keeping their feelings about their former spouse separate from their children’s need and right to have the love and support of both parents. If you find yourself struggling with these emotions, focus on your parental responsibilities and then try these things:
Use these strategies to shift your focus from your own feelings about the end of your relationship to the well-being of your children. It’ll take some time and a concentrated effort on your part to make this adjustment. Persevere, and you’ll eventually find yourself making decisions based on what’s best for your children, not on your emotional reaction to a situation.