8 November 2013 0 Comments

Surviving As A Single Parent

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One day you open your eyes and find yourself alone. Yes, you have your children, but for the first time, there is no other adults close by. You lived with your parents until you got married, then you lived with your husband. Today, you find yourself divorced and it’s just you and your children.

At times, single parenting will feel like the hardest thing you’ve ever done. You’ll be forced to make decisions you never thought you’d have to. Now, you must rely on the strength you didn’t even know you had.

The following will help you get through the challenges you face – and gain a renewed sense of hope and personal strength for the days and years ahead:

  • It is important to develop a support network with people you can rely and depend on, such as family and friends.
  • Don’t forget to have some alone time. Yes, your children need you, but you also need time to heal and think. Make some time when you’re not accountable to anyone except yourself.
  • When you’re with your children, be emotionally present with them. Play a game with them, take a walk, spend some time laughing with them.
  • Take time when making decisions about where to live, handling your finances.
  • Let go of what isn’t working. Think about the choices that haven’t worked for you in the past;think of ones that will.
  • Focus on the positive. This is the beginning of the rest of your life – make it a happy and positive time for you and your children.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Let others into your life and into your heart.

If you are looking for a legal representative who puts your needs first, contact a family lawyer at the law offices of Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderson. We will give you an honest assessment of your case, explain your options and give you our best recommendation about how to proceed. The final decision at every step will be yours and we will do everything we can to help you, call us or send us a message by filing out our online contact form here.

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