Hindsight is always 20/20. Looking over our shoulder at the past, we can see so much more clearly what we might have done differently-one small nuance that would have changed everything.
If only we could have the clarity of perfect vision while going through divorce; the difference this could make in custody matters.
Understandably, as a parent in the midst of custody issues, there are strong feelings of grief and heartache. Often times, emotions take over. Unkind comments are exchanged. Feelings are hurt. Lapses in judgement happen, and the child is caught in the middle.
Many parents in the divorce process have experienced moments of humiliation and remorse. You are not alone. Break your silence.
The confessions below, collected from SharedParentingConfessional.com reveal the inner most thoughts of parents like you, about their divorce and custody issues. Learn from the upsets and gain insight from 10 parents who now have the wisdom of clear-sighted vision.
Here are the heartbreaking regrets from 10 parents. Some confessions share concern and determination to maintain their family:
Several confessions reveal regrets. In some cases, cruel things are done or said with the intent to cause harm. When this happens, the consequences of their behaviors may not be realized until years later. After, the children have lived their childhood without one parent. After, one parent has lived their life without their children:
Some confessions express utter grief and heartache at the loss of their family and in the changes that have taken place:
NOTE: If you are considering suicide as a solution to your divorce or Family Court matter, PLEASE stop and seek help. There are many groups that offer emotional support.
USA: National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255
USA: 2-1-1Offers free and low-cost services and resources
USA: Emergency services: 9-1-1
UK: Hopeline, 0800 068 4141
UK: Helpline, Helpline 0800 132 737
Fortunately, a few confessions are positive. This post reveals a transformation process that improves everything for everyone:
These are the experiences of 10 parents. Now that you have the benefit and clarity of perfect vision, what would you do? Do you regret something you have done in your divorce or custody situation?
Ruth is a Certified Family Life Educator and advocate for SharedParenting. She works in the arena of Shared Parenting focusing on the parent/child relationship in the divorce process.
Ruth actively participates in establishing equal parenting in custody and divorce. She has authored several articles on divorce, Family Court and Shared Parenting and is a contributor at the Huffington Post. She manages 3 sites directed toward the shared parenting arena and created a survey evaluating parents’ experience in Family Court.
Contact at: MyConfession@SharedParentingConfessional.com
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