You love your children dearly, and you’re worried about the effects of a child custody fight on your children… as well as on their relationship with you.
If you are feeling self-conscious or confused or unsure, you are not alone. There is no manual for parents that explains, step-by-step, what to do about all the different contingency situations that emerge after a divorce or a fractious child custody battle. To that end, we will try to fill the gap by outlining some tested, validated ideas about how to connect better with your kids and repair ruptures caused by the divorce process.
Today, let’s take a global view of this subject and focus on why you care about your kids.
That may sound like an odd statement to consider. After all, you might reflexively say “I love my kids because they are my kids!” But it helps to understand what needs you are fulfilling. These needs might include needs for companionship, comfort, guidance, love, nurturance, a sense of family, and so forth. In other words, there is not just one reason why you love your kids – there are many reasons and many needs behind those reasons.
That’s one of the reasons why the threat of losing your kids – even temporarily or for just a few days a week – can feel so gut-wrenching. In a flash, multiple, vital needs are being threatened by the prospect of having to share or give up custody.
We will talk more specifically about how to manage the challenges of connecting with your kids (and repairing ruptures) in a future post. For now, we invite you to call the Toussaint Law Firm, PC now to schedule a free consultation with our team about your case.