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Positive Lessons Kids Can Learn From Divorce

Updated: Dec 5, 2022

When I was contemplating divorce, I struggled deeply with what this decision would mean for my kids. It's very easy to get caught up in thinking about what our children will miss out on, what they will lose if they don't live in a two-parent home.

In the last several years, I've noticed very meaningful and empowering lessons coming out of the conversations I have with my kids around the divorce. They have a lot of questions about my decision and as they get older I feel strongly about articulating my truth and power.

These conversations are rich and I'm grateful that my kids have been able to learn from my life and decisions. Many of these lessons I certainly did not learn living in a home where dedication to spouse and marriage was paramount.

Here are some of the lessons I believe children can learn from divorce:

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