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DOS Stay healthy. Seek help if you are suf­fer­ing from de­pres­sion. • Show love and af­fec­tion. Give them kisses and hugs. As­sure your chil­dren that you will take care of their needs.

Stick to your prom­ises. Be on time to pick them up if you agreed to fetch them.

DON’TS • Do not ex­pect your chil­dren to take care of you. You are the adult. Us­ing your child as a crutch can hin­der them from ex­press­ing their true feel­ings. • Do not dis­rupt their rou­tine. As far as pos­si­ble, keep them in the same schools and keep their sleep­ing pat­terns the same. Do not bad­mouth your ex. Save it for your best friend. Do not ex­pect your chil­dren to wel­come a new part­ner. Deal­ing with the di­vorce is dif­fi­cult enough, let alone wel­com­ing a new adult to take their fa­ther’s or mother’s place. Re­mem­ber, even though your di­vorce can be dif­fi­cult on your chil­dren, they can emerge stronger on the other side.

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