On behalf of Cobert, Haber & Haber Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Thursday, February 9, 2017.
With so much emphasis being given to the negative impact of divorce on children, not many people in New York are aware of the positive effects of the situation. Former partners are not the only ones who can benefit from divorces, their children can too. Separations are usually draining on all members of the family. With spouses so focused on their own needs during the separation, it becomes easy for them to overlook those of their children.
Children gain more involved parents
When a divorce situation happens that involve child custody and parenting time, parents who are determined to work things out no longer remain so self-absorbed. They begin to realize the impact of their split on their kids and become more invested in trying to minimize the effects. According to CafeMom.com, parents spend more one-on-one time with their kids which help them to become better parents. Former spouses can also improve their relationship with each other for the sake of their kids.
Improved quality time
It is very easy to take some things for granted in life. Prior to divorce, children were used to both parents being in one home so none of them placed much value on the time they spent with them. They were used to seeing their parents whenever they wanted. Now that they live in different households, some children become more motivated and excited about seeing their parents, states ThomasVan.com. They have a new appreciation for the time they get to spend with them.
Divorce is not always a bad thing when couples have children. It is far better to raise children in two separate, healthy households than it is to rear them in a single toxic one. Couples who are contemplating divorce should weigh the benefits for all family members instead of just themselves.
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