Beating angst is based on acceptance, not hiding. Fear is useful when there's really a threat, but often irrational fear needlessly controls our lives. We can overcome fear by learning how it works and exposing ourselves to the things that make us afraid.
Suffering and divorce are synonymous, but divorcing parents have an opportunity to teach their children how to handle pain effectively through divorce. In every dire circumstance exists the chance to learn and grow….parents who use divorce as one such chance can help their children learn this fundamental truth.
Kevin Arnold is a psychologist and Board Certified in Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology. He is an author and presenter, a past president of the Ohio Psychological Assoc., and a former president and member of the Ohio Board of Psychology. He is the father of two elementary aged children.