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Custody decisions: Divorce, life lessons may go hand in hand

When getting divorced, many California parents may think they are setting a bad example for their children. However, the opposite notion may actually be true, as this type of situation could act as a time for positive life lessons. Though custody decisions can bring a great deal of change into children's lives, parents could work to use those changes to gain certain skills.

Children whose parents go through divorce may learn to have a more particular view on relationships. Because their parents' marriage came to an end, when it comes to their own relationships, they may choose to explore their feelings and the affections of others more deeply before fully committing themselves. Taking this extra time may help them ensure that they have found individuals worthy of their love.

Another way in which divorce could present healthy views of relationships for children is if parents remarry. Though they may have to handle the introduction of new step-siblings, they may see their parents enter into a new, happy relationship. This situation could allow children to learn that there is hope for happiness and love even after divorce.

Divorce is a life-changing situation for everyone involved. Because custody decisions can significantly impact the lives of the children, coming to the best terms possible for the circumstances may help reduce the stress such a predicament could bring. If California parents are able to come to custody terms amicably, they may be able to show their children that individuals can still get along even after a relationship ends.

Source:, "8 Ways Getting Divorced Teaches Kids About REAL Love", Lisa Petsinis, Aug. 25, 2017

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