More than 70% of children will spend time in a single parent home, but this does not doom children and families to a life of problems. Psychologist, Dr. Stephen Loughhead offers practical and effective resources to help families handle the difficult times during and after a divorce.|
Help for families is available. Put these tools to use in your family.
Help for Families in Transition|
Divorce brings about many changes in families. Some of these changes may bring relief to families in conflict and pain, but divorce does not always end the conflict. The good news is that there are things you and your family can do to make the conflict end and get life back on track.
More than half of marriages end in divorce. One million new children are effected by divorce each year. Experts agree that divorce is very high on the list of sources of stress for adults and can be very difficult for children as well. We know, though, that although marriages end, families continue.
The process of divorce can leave family members feeling angry, hurt, confused, and discouraged. Many family members wonder if life will ever feel normal again. They worry about their future. We know that children of divorce are more vulnerable to depression, behavior problems, and problems in their own relationships. Parents are more likely to experience financial stress, depression, and problems in future relationships, including an even higher rate of divorce for second marriages. Many families experience painful months and years of turmoil following a divorce.
But, there is help available for parents and children dealing with divorce. This site was designed to provide information and assist you in accessing that help.
On this site you can:
|Find out about evaluation and counseling services|
|Learn about resources available for children and parents|
|Link to other helpful sources of information|
|Contact Dr. Loughhead to ask questions|
||Divorce and Families.Com|
Stephen Loughhead, Ph.D.
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Houston, TX 77027