It will require serious personal sacrifice and a determined perseverance to turn divorce for your family into a happy ending, but it’s entirely possible. Here are 5 things a child of divorce needs from their dad.

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[Tweet This] It is imperative that a child sees their dad having respect for their mother.

Your child needs to be absolutely certain you aren’t abandoning them.

No matter how you present it, that is going to be their fear because your presence is no longer going to be constant.

Divorce manufactures a substantial list of effects on children.

When one foundation is crumbling, it’s very important to have another foundation in place ready to take its place.

What are the things that your children are going to need most from you as life transitions?

Answering and acting on that sentiment will have a great impact on the future. “My parents divorced when I was young, but I was brought up in two really loving households.

I didn’t have a contentious relationship with my mom or dad.” – Matt Damon, actor The great hope would be that if divorce is going to happen, the story for the kids would end up like Matt’s.

Two parents coming together in unison for the greater cause of their shared children and designing a path forward that leads to success for all.