Building Bridges

Protecting Children from Harm

ome marriages end by death, and some by divorce. Regardless of the circumstances, and regardless of whatever relief may come from the ending of a marriage, this life transition results in significant losses for everyone involved.

All of us have developed our own unique patterns of reacting to life's ordinary little setbacks and disappointments. Usually, these patterns make it possible for us to brush aside trivial losses so we can get back to what we were doing; but they rarely help us deal with major losses in ways that help us grow in wisdom and live our lives more fully. The losses which children -- and parents -- experience as a result of divorce are often devastating, and their effects can be crippling.

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