It can be very difficult to keep your feelings about your ex separate from your children’s need for love and support from both of their parents. If you are struggling with these emotions, focus on your responsibilities as a parent and then try to:
You can use these strategies to shift your focus from your own feelings about the end of your relationship to what’s best for your children. This isn’t easy. You will really have to try, and it will take some time. If you keep practicing this, you will begin making more decisions based on what is best for your children, not on your emotional reaction to a situation.