Introduction to the Big Issues faced by separated parents
When going through a separation, you face new and challenging issues on a day-to-day basis: how will you split child care? Where will you live? How will you manage the costs for lawyer fees? Who will your child spend the holidays with?
Yet once the dust has settled and you’ve adjusted to the emotional, financial, social and romantic changes that have happened, you may find that years down the line, moving on after a break up will bring about even more challenges.
Life events such as getting married and having children will have been challenging enough the first time around. However, when it comes to the point where you want to get re-married and have more children with your new partner, a whole new set of challenges can arise.
Given your history, these big events could have a direct affect on your ex-partner and the children you had together, your new partner, and on your own wellbeing.
You may all feel differently now, compared to how you did when you first separated, but it can still be hard to deal with these new changes for everyone involved.
TheParentConnection has blog posts and articles that will help you deal with the Big Issues faced by separated parents years down the line.
These articles will cover:
- Online dating: Finding a new partner can be tough when everyone in your social circle is in a relationship. A great way to get back out there is to try online dating. Find out how you can make online dating work for you.
- Getting re-married: There are steps a separated parent can take when telling his or her children that they are getting re-married. Read our Marrying Again article and Tips for Planning Your Second Wedding for more.
- Having new children: Introducing a new life into a blended family can bring about its own unique set of challenges. This article covers the points you may need to consider when having a baby after separating.
In the meantime, if you have any pressing questions or need advice about any of the above issues, why not post your questions on theParentConnection forum where our moderators and community members will be able to offer support and advice.