While it is true that children struggle after their parents' divorce, it is also difficult when their grandparents decide to. Furthermore, this separation will also ultimately impact the adult-children involved, as their family dynamic is changing as well. It is important to not overlook the potential impacts of grandparents divorcing.
In this blog, Bush & Taylor, P.C. will provide grandparents and parents alike with tips and suggestions on how to manage during this difficult time.
Reassure the Children Involved
The first and most important thing you can do if you are a grandparent going through a divorce is to reassure the children involved that they are loved, no matter what. It’s essential that grandparents provide support to their grandchildren during this tough time, as they may not have anyone else to turn to.
If you are the parent, you can also take part in these conversations. It will be important for you to also help your children navigate this change.
Understand Different Perspectives
When grandparents divorce, there is an added layer of complexity. This is due to the fact that both parents and grandchildren will have to navigate these changes together. There will likely be different perspectives and feelings toward the separation. As a grandparent, it is important you understand and acknowledge these different perspectives, as they can help honest communication take place.
Have Honest Conversations
Lastly, it is important to have both honest and open communication and conversations with all of the parties involved. Furthermore, these should be age appropriate and tailored to the individual receiving them. For example, you would not communicate in the same ways with your adult child and minor grandchildren.
Helping People of all Ages
Divorce is not an age-exclusive option. Couples of all ages may choose to end their marriage if they believe it is what is in their best interests. The team at Bush & Taylor, P.C. is prepared to help you navigate this challenging time.
Reach our office today at (757) 926-0078 to schedule a consultation.