There’s nothing quite as devastating as having an ex-wife that tries to turn your kids against you. People who do this are called Alienating Parents. Listening to your children repeat distortions and lies can make you feel sad, angry, and helpless. Although you can’t control what your ex says, you can help your kids learn to think for themselves and keep yourself sane in the process. Here are some important steps to follow:
If protecting your finances is the only reason for staying in your marriage, consider the findings by Rosie Shrout, a social researcher who studied married couples over 16 years. She and her fellow researchers found that long-term conflict adversely affected both genders, but men, even more so. Here are some reasons why:
Men tend to make certain mistakes in divorce because they believe that asking for help is a sign of weakness. But it’s crucial to manage emotions and avoid knee-jerk reactions when dismantling a family and shared property. Below are the top 10 mistakes divorcing men should avoid at all costs.
Spousal abuse doesn’t happen only to women. According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 10% of men in the U.S. have experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner. However, the actual number might be higher since men are more likely not to report due to stigma: many men don’t want to be appear “weak” by admitting they were hurt by a woman.
Good news for divorced dads: family courts no longer presume that mothers should be the primary parent. Instead of favoring gender, judges look for the following factors when determining a parent’s fitness for custody:
Whether your wife did you wrong, or you’re the one to pull the plug, no one wins when a divorce turns dirty – except lawyers. So put aside your grievances towards your STBX and follow these tips to keep your divorce as low-conflict as possible.
If you’re divorcing due to your wife’s substance abuse, your situation may be more common than you think. According to a 2018 report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse: