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Why do we self-hate?  Why do we not accept the love of others?  It all speaks to self-esteem, and starting by learning how to love ourselves.

The Top 5 Mistakes Divorced Parents Make

 

Some excellent points here about kids when newly divorced.   When thinking about the emotional well being of your children, this mantra may be helpful:  Say to yourself, "I am not divorced FROM my ex.  I am divorced TO my ex."  It'll be tough at first.  The high road usually is.

Breaking up is hard to do, and it may be especially hard for kids. Kids of divorce can feel they've been hit the hardest by the end of their parents' relationship. Some are asked to broker peace between warring exes, even as they are grieving the loss of a parent who has abruptly moved out. Others must deal with parents who suddenly can't cope with everyday tasks, like making dinner or helping with homework.

Read the article at:    the new york times

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