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Divorce FOR the children?
29th May 2016 • Your Family Matters • Naomi Douglas
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On 27 May, The Morning Show aired a segment on divorcing for the children, as in the opposite of staying together for the children.

The premise of this idea is that if the marriage is a hostile or unhappy environment it is not a good atmosphere for children. They would be better off if the parents divorced, specifically if they had what Rosalind Sedacca of the USA calls a "child centred divorce".

I think that such an important topic requires more than the few short minutes The Morning Show was able to provide and so I have made a podcast to share with you some of my thoughts on this, particularly some of the important points that I think were not covered in the segment on TV.

The reason why I do both marriage coaching and divorce coaching is that couples who are divorcing sometimes find that they can repair their marriage and stay together, while couples who are trying to save a marriage sometimes are unable to and need help to make the difficult transition to divorce amicably. I have created an online course for parents called Coparenting Solutions which guides parents through all aspects of caring for children during separation, divorce and beyond.