In Part 1 of this series, we explored 5 tips to help fathers survive the divorce process in a more positive and manageable manner. Here are 5 more survival tips:
- COMMUNICATE WITH THE KIDS: Don’t let the bitterness of a divorce shut down communication with your kids. Your relationship with your children, or lack of one, can make or break a custody case. Stay involved with their activities, helping with homework and having fun with them! Do not talk negatively about their Mom and keep your interactions positive and upbeat.
- SEEK EMOTIONAL HELP: It’s ok to seek help from a clergy, professional counselor, extended family or friends. A divorce can be an isolating time for a father and seeking support is normal. Don’t let your macho ego keep you from seeking what you need to help ease you through this transition.
- TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF: This tip is very important to keep you on top of your game when dealing with emotionally difficult experiences. Don’t neglect your physical health, no matter how down you may get. Eat right, exercise and avoid harmful substances such as alcohol and drugs. Feed your spiritual side as well with prayer.
- BE READY FOR ANYTHING: During the uncertain times of a divorce process, be prepared for any twists and turns. Keep yourself clean and take good notes as advised in Part 1 of this series.
- SERVE OTHERS: Reach out to others going through difficult divorces. Share these tips and your own experiences to help them cope with the emotional roller coaster that often presents itself during a divorce process.
We hope that the 10 tips in these two series will help fathers survive the divorce process a little easier. For more information regarding legal issues and your specific divorce situation, contact Gerstenberger Law at (770) 920-7722.
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