A difficult task for many parents going through a separation or divorce is keeping their feelings about their ex-partner separate from their children’s need (and right) to have the love and support of both parents. If you find yourself struggling with these emotions, focus on your parental responsibilities and then try to:
Use these strategies to shift your focus from your own feelings about the end of your relationship to the well-being of your children. It will take some time and a concentrated effort on your part to make this adjustment. Persevere, and you will eventually find yourself making decisions based on what is best for your children, not on your emotional reaction to a situation.