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Signs Children May Be Struggling With Divorce

Know When to Help

It is no secret that divorce can be tough on children. Many children struggle with the idea of their parents no longer being together. There are signs that may indicate a child is struggling with divorce, and it is important to be aware of them. Keep reading to learn some of the signs that may indicate a child is having trouble coping with divorce.

Behavioral Signs

It can be difficult for parents to discern whether their children are struggling with their divorce. After all, every child reacts differently to this type of situation. However, some common behavioral signs may indicate a child is having difficulty coping.

If you notice your child has become uninterested in activities they used to enjoy or seem withdrawn, it may indicate they are struggling with your divorce. Additionally, if your child begins acting out in school or at home, it may indicate that they need more help processing their feelings about the divorce.

Of course, every child is different and will react to divorce in their own way. If you are concerned about your child's behavior, it is always best to consult with a professional who can provide you with additional support.

Physical Symptoms

It is not uncommon for children to experience physical symptoms due to their parents' divorce. These can include headaches, stomachaches, and trouble sleeping. These symptoms may signify that they are struggling with the divorce. If you are concerned about your child's physical health, be sure to talk to their doctor who can determine if their symptoms are from a medical condition and provide guidance on how to best support your child.

Seek Help

If you think your child may be struggling with their parents' divorce, it's important to talk to them about their feelings. Let them know that it is okay to feel sad, angry, or scared, and encourage them to express their feelings in a healthy way. It may be wise to contact a mental health professional who can help your child cope with the divorce.

At Law Office of Alexandra White, PC, we can help point you in the right direction for how to help your child throughout your divorce. Your needs are our priority, and we will do what it takes to meet those needs.


Learn more about our firm or schedule a consultation by calling us at (303) 647-4245 or by visiting our website.

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