Parents are always concerned about how divorce affects children. The answer to that is very much within your power and it starts from the moment you tell your child about your divorce:
If you make a big deal about telling your children, it will stay with them forever. My parents didn’t make a big deal about it. It was never like, “You and I are moving away and you’re never going to see your dad again.” To me it didn’t feel like a divorce. I knew they were having problems. ~ Sarah
When I interviewed Sarah, her parents had been divorced for about twenty-five years. They divorced when she was about twelve. She doesn’t remember the specifics of the conversation.
Are you a child of divorce? What do you remember about the conversation?