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Divorce can emotionally affect adult children

On Behalf of | Apr 19, 2018 | Divorce |

A marital breakup in Texas can understandably be hard on young children, but it can also be challenging for adult children. This is particularly true for adult children who are close to both parents. A few tips may help those getting a divorce later in life to protect their adult children from unnecessary pain and drama during this type of family law proceeding.

First, divorcing spouses may be wise to avoid telling their adult children every detail of the marital breakup. Just because they are adults does not necessarily mean they need to know everything about the divorce process. After all, this can stress them out and even make them feel uncomfortable, particularly if the details are too personal.

Second, it is critical that both spouses show respect toward each other, especially when they are in front of their children. This includes being respectful toward the individual that the other party chooses to date after the divorce has been finalized. Badmouthing the other party and his or her new partner may only cause the adult children to feel angry with and resentful toward the parent doing the badmouthing.

From an emotional standpoint, divorce is never an easy process. However, spouses who are getting divorced in Texas may keep the breakup as amicable as possible by going through divorce mediation or negotiation rather than traditional divorce litigation. Mediation and negotiation are designed to help a divorcing couple to work toward a settlement agreement that meets both sides’ needs, without further court intrusion.

Source:, “Parenting Your Adult Children During A Divorce“, April 11, 2018