Even a seemingly smooth divorce process can be difficult for both parents and children to navigate from an emotional standpoint. Thus, battles involving child custody and other similar issues can cause even greater emotional stress -- stress that can have long-term implications. A few tips might help people in Illinois to reduce the stress often associated with the divorce process.
First, it is important to realize that most children understandably want to spend time with, and enjoy their time with, both parents. Acting jealous or angry when one's child spends time with an ex may make the child feel as though he or she has to take sides. In the child's mind, he or she has to love one of the parents more than the other one.