When it comes to divorce, most people view the woman as the victim. However, the reality is that divorce can be just as devastating to men as it is to women. In an article by Brittany Wong of The Huffington Post, divorce male writers shared their most helpful pieces of advice on how to rebuild after divorce. Below are a few examples:
• You did NOT divorce your children. Divorce does not change the fact that you are a parent. All of your responsibilities for your children should remain the same. It is imperative that you remember your kids need you and now you can parent them the way you want. Don’t let your divorce have a negative impact on your relationship with your children. In contrast, use it as a means for making it stronger.
• Let go
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Title: Time Does Not Heal All Wounds: A Longitudinal Study of Reaction and Adaptation to Divorce
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