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Idiot's Guides: Surviving Divorce, Fourth Edition by Terry Hillman, Pamela Weintraub

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CHAPTER24

Breaking the News

In This Chapter

  • When to tell your child about your separation and pending divorce
  • What to say when you break the news
  • Helping your child deal with grief, anger, and rejection
  • Dealing with real abandonment by a parent

If you have children and you haven’t yet told them about your intention to separate or divorce, this is the moment you’re probably dreading. How can you break such news to your children when they look to you for love and security? What will go through their minds as you begin your discussion with them? How can you ease their fears while being realistic about the enormous changes about to occur?

This ...

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