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Children feel the effects of divorce into adulthood

It doesn't matter how old children are, when their parents split up -- it's hard and it hurts. Divorce of parents is something Connecticut children, along with all kids, may carry with them their entire lives. In fact, the author of a book about adult children of divorce says she was shocked to learn, during her research, that many children carry that pain into adulthood even if their parents had so-called good divorces.

Many adults of divorced parents have unexpressed feelings from trying to keep both parents happy. Add to that the feelings of abandonment and many adults in this boat wrestle with unresolved issues for the rest of their lives. Children of divorce are expected to accept reality and move forward with some type of closure, especially if their parents remarry and start new families.They also try to come to terms with the feeling that they no longer belong to a real family, which carries into adulthood as well.

The bottom line is that children never ever get over their parents' divorce. But most of these adults have a penchant for hiding their pain. The after effects of divorce can present themselves long after children grow up and have families of their own.

So, it is incumbent upon Connecticut parents going through a divorce to allow their children to express their emotions about the split. A compassionate lawyer may not only be able to offer legal advice to a divorcing client, but may also be able to offer some tips about parenting in these circumstances. A lawyer may also have access to the names of other professionals who might be able to help both kids and their parents to handle the feelings that come with divorce.

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  • Thank you Jennifer for handling my divorce. Everything is going well. Get to spend lots of time so far with my boys that makes me happy. Thanks to you again; I wish you and your firm lots of success from this day forward. All the best.
  • Wendy helped guide us through a very difficult and emotional process and was really able to provide an even and fair account for both parties. It's quite evident in her expertise in this area but the way she was able to make you feel safe and secure in a very insecure time goes far beyond her legal prowess. If the two parties are really willing to cooperate and collaborate, she's there to help gain the best possible solution for all involved, especially if there are children.
  • Regardless of how committed one is to the fact that divorce may be imminent and necessary, it is truly one of the most emotional and stressful situations one can experience. It can also be daunting. Wendy has a remarkable ability to cut through the noise and help you focus on the big picture while drilling down on what is most pertinent to your particular situation., they are a formidable team who work collectively with your best interests in mind.
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