When Will We Be A Family

My children keep asking when we're going to be a family again. What should I tell them?

Respect that your children are feeling insecure and want their ideal family back. Seek professional guidance from a child psychologist or therapist to learn how to respond to your children's inquires. Reassure your children that they have two parents who love them very much, and that nothing about having two households diminishes how important they are to both you and your spouse. For example, emphasize the positive parts of the divorce such as no more arguing, more one on one time with each parent, double Christmas, etc.

Even if you hope for reconciliation, do not get your children's hopes up by letting them know this. Your children are quite fragile during the divorce process and do not benefit from having unfulfilled high hopes or being disappointed.