• It's estimated that nearly 40% of American marriages will end in divorces. 1 / 8

  • Divorce is not just hard on the couple, psychologist Reena B. Patel says, but on the whole family and especially if children are present. 2 / 8

  • But there are ways to help children heal from the negative effects that a divorce can cause. 3 / 8

  • For one thing, parents need to display positive behavior such as working together toward a solution. 4 / 8

  • Children also need proof of stability such as both parents being on the same page as far as homework assignments and extracurricular activities. 5 / 8

  • Talking negative about the other parent to the child or children is never acceptable. 6 / 8

  • It is possible to maintain a positive relationship with your ex and bring up healthy and happy children amidst a divorce. 7 / 8

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