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Geschieden werden? Wenn es darum geht, Ihren Kindern zu helfen, sich angemessen anzupassen: Nehmen Sie Probleme vorweg und minimieren Sie deren Auswirkungen [Teil 1], von Susannah Gersten, MSW, LCSW, Psychotherapeutin

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Die Entscheidung, von Ihrem Ehepartner getrennt zu werden, war zweifellos ein langer und qualvoller Weg für Sie beide. Als besorgter Elternteil können Sie Ihrem Kind helfen, mit diesem Verlust umzugehen, wenn Sie Ihren Stress erhöhen. Die gute Nachricht ist, wenn Sie dies lesen und Hilfe für Ihr Kind und Ihre Familie suchen, sind Sie bereits auf dem richtigen Weg. Erwarten Sie, dass diese enorme Veränderung Auswirkungen auf die Familie haben wird, und erwarten Sie auch, dass dieser Effekt, egal was Sie tun, negative Komponenten haben wird. Es gibt keine perfekte Scheidung. Viele Eltern kommen zur Psychotherapie zu mir und fragen um Rat, wie die negativen Auswirkungen der bevorstehenden Trennung auf ihre Kinder und auf ihre Familie insgesamt minimiert werden können. Während dies kein Ersatz für eine fortlaufende Familientherapie ist, werden dieser und zukünftige Blogs die häufigsten Bedenken beschreiben, die Eltern mir bringen. Im Folgenden werden die ersten beiden Punkte behandelt. Mein Rat ist, diese Probleme zu antizipieren und ihren Einfluss so gering wie möglich zu halten.
* Hinweis: Dies sind allgemeine Richtlinien für Eltern in gewaltfreien Beziehungen. Wenn Ihre Beziehung in irgendeiner Weise gewalttätig ist und Sie das Gefühl haben, dass Sie oder Ihre Kinder in Gefahr sind oder sein könnten, suchen Sie bitte professionelle Hilfe.

Problem #1 antizipieren: Ihre Kinder haben das Gefühl, dass die Dinge außer Kontrolle geraten.

This one is painful and gets expressed in many different ways. Different kids need different things from their parents in order to feel adequately taken care of and that their environment is stable. Some kids express this explicitly, from You don't love me anymore, to I am always late for school now, or You don't spend any time with us anymore, and You are always on the phone. Other kids will retreat into themselves and stop sharing their feelings with their parents, attempt to take care of their parents, or generally present with: nothing has really changed, everything s fine. Either way, it can be painful to experience these changes in your children. If they are externalizing their feelings onto you explicitly, they may constantly hurt your feelings or not give you a chance. If they internalize their feelings, you might not even notice at first and might want to believe that they really feel like everything s fine and nothing s bothering them. Although it might be easier to do this, and tempting to believe it, you are doing them a disservice by buying into that wish.
Minimieren Sie dieses Problem:

Take care of yourself! You need help. You are probably experiencing a range of feelings that runs the gamut of the human experience from possible depression and loneliness to a sense of freedom and relief. You absolutely deserve to feel these things and need to express them. When your child is out of the house you can vent to friends, family, neighbors, religious figures, a therapist, or whoever you can trust. But when your kids are home, try as best you can to maintain a sense of confidence and normalcy. This is not to say you should not be honest about your feelings to a certain degree you can empathize with their sadness, grief, and anxiety over the change, as this is a shared family experience. Be cautious, however, not to overwhelm them. Do not rely on them for emotional support as you would another adult. While expressing sadness also simultaneously express the confidence that your lives will all be better as a result, and that it was the right decision for you and your family.

Try to maintain the old routine as much as possible. You and your kids have been through an enormous change. This is not the time to change up their morning or bedtime routines, get rid of a family pet, stop going to religious services, introduce them to new boyfriends/girlfriends, increase drinking or smoking, give them new rules, etc. Give yourselves several months to a year or more to adjust to this new change before introducing any other big changes. If you have adopted some big changes for yourself and you feel good about them, that s great, but keep them to yourselves as much as possible in the beginning. It might be hard, as the changes you are making for yourselves are positive, and you may feel that your children would want to share that with you. Although this may be true for some kids, my experience is that the vast majority of kids need proof of routine and normalcy before being able to accept more changes, either positive or negative.

Vorwegnahme von Problem #2: Ihre Kinder brauchen Sie und Ihren Ex, um im selben Team zu sein.

This is a big problem for many parents because they simply are not on the same team in many ways this usually goes along with the issues that caused the divorce in the first place. Why do children need this from you It falls under the same issue of needing to feel consistently taken care of. They have lived their lives up to this point believing to some degree that you were all in this together. If they don't feel that you are on the same team, a number of issues can arise. One common issue is that they will try hard to pick either you or your ex to agree with and defend, and stick with that person. Adding to the stress of this issue is that one child will frequently pick one parent to side with and another child will pick the other parent, causing fights between siblings as well.

Be careful with this because it is easy to get sucked in. Take this example: your child comes to you complaining about issues they are having with the other parent and you have experienced those issues first hand. You are angry at your ex, you are removed from your feelings of love for them at the moment, and you empathize with your child's experience so strongly that everything in you wants to just commiserate and talk about your ex s flaws.

Susannah Die in Brooklyn ansässige Psychotherapeutin verfügt über Erfahrung in der psychischen Gesundheit sowie in kommunalen Beratungsdiensten in Park Slope, was sie für den Aufbau von Beziehungen zu den Schulen und anderen Diensten in der Region von unschätzbarem Wert macht. In ihrer Privatpraxis bietet Susannah Spieltherapie mit kleinen Kindern sowie Verhaltensmanagement, Verhaltenspläne und andere Techniken an, an denen sowohl Kinder als auch ihre Familie beteiligt sind. Sie bietet auch Paare und Familienpsychotherapie an, um den Eltern und der Familie zu helfen, alle zugrunde liegenden Probleme im Familiensystem anzugehen. Sie leitet eine pferdegestützte Psychotherapiegruppe aus Kensington-Ställen mit Kindern im mittleren Schulalter, um Angstzustände, Schüchternheit und Depressionen zu bekämpfen.

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