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According to the National Center for Health Statistics, contrary to popular belief, the divorce rate in the U.S. is decreasing.
Statistics show that the number of divorces in the country has been steadily declining since 1979, a year when the divorce rates peaked.
Effects of Divorce
Although less Americans are getting divorced, the effects of divorce are still leaving a lasting impression with children across the country.
“There’s a spirit of retribution in a divorce, and in that spirit of retribution, the kids get lost,” explains Evelyn Wenzel, a clinical social worker.
Common Mistakes Made by Parents
Total Life Counselors from Total Life Counseling Services in Metrowest say that there are 10 common mistakes that parents who are going through divorce often make and avoiding them can make a huge difference in children’s lives.
Some ways to avoid such mistakes include:
• Not fighting in front of the children
• Avoiding using children as messengers
• Not destroying important support systems. All your children to still and talk to grandparents and other relatives and friends
• Trying not to spoil your children by giving them everything in hopes that it will relieve tension
“You just have to make a choice. You have to choose to be happy. You have to choose to be kind and you have to choose to take the higher road,” explains one of the total life counselors.
Are you considering getting a divorce? If so, please contact a divorce attorney today to get the legal guidance you deserve and need.