Is our down-turned economy having an effect on divorce in Massachusetts? While it's too early for statistical evidence, reports from marriage counselors and divorce attorneys around the globe are in agreement. They're finding many couples who were ready to call it quits are postponing the divorce decision due to financial reasons. In the U.S., with housing values at near-record lows, wide-ranging cuts in salaries and a dramatic rise in unemployment rates, many couples are just not divorcing because they are afraid they can't afford it.
Many Massachusetts children grow up as adults and find they are duped into believing negative things about one parent or another as a consequence of a Massachusetts divorce. Our society, legal system and gender biases all play a role in creating negative stereotypes connected to divorced women and men.
Events thrown into chaos, conflict sprouting from everyday conversations, and Massachusetts children being used as messengers - these are all symptoms of when parents lose sight of the true purpose of co-parenting communication: raising happy children in a healthy environment.
Massachusetts children can easily and subtly be influenced by both parents during and after their Massachusetts divorce. Sometimes the influence is intentional. Other times parents may not be aware of how they are manipulating their children's affection and allegiance toward themselves and away from their other parent.
Whether you're newly divorced or well-versed in co-parenting, you recognize the importance of sticking to your parenting plan agreement.
Massachusetts residents who study health outcomes have long known that having access to a green space is important for health from decreased asthma and obesity to increased immunities and quality sleep, exposure to the outdoors is good for everyone. But a large, growing body of evidence, captured in a new meta-study, reveals that experiences in nature have especially big benefits for mental health. In other words, it might be time that we all thought a little less about the square footage of our homes and more about the size of our yard - or, better yet, adjacency to parks.
Your children's age plays a big part in how they will react to news about your Massachusetts divorce as well as how they will adapt to the circumstances. No two children will respond in the same way, even if they are close in age, but professionals have found that certain emotions tend to be more prevalent at certain age groups.
Regarding the wellbeing of Massachusetts kids with divorced parents, the debate over what kind of custody arrangement is best rages on. But a new study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, suggests that children fare better when they spend time living with both of their parents.