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No matter how much you try to hide uncomfortable disputes or upset from your children, they will always sense that things are changing.

Even if you make the transition from living with two parents to one as smooth as possible, it is a lot of change for them to take on.

What are the signs to look out for: 

Psychology Today says:

  • Some kids refuse to sleep alone.
  • Others will complain of feeling sick (when perfectly healthy), and become extremely clingy.
  • When it gets bad, some may even refuse to go to school.

How do I talk to my child about divorce?

The NSPCC has the following advice to support children during a separation.

To help them with their worries, you should:

  • remind them that they are loved by both parents
  • be honest when talking about it but keep in mind the child's age and understanding
  • avoid blame – don't share any negative feelings the adults have about each other
  • keep up routines such as going to school and specific meal times
  • let them know they can talk about their feelings with you – explain that it's okay to be sad, confused or angry
  • listen more than you speak – answering questions will help them to open up.

Where can I get more help?

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