When to start dating again after a divorce
He is a happily married father of four kids with a passion for helping young people who are going through rough times.
In addition to Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne previously started I Am A Child of Divorce and Divorce Ministry 4 Kids to help kids who are dealing with the disruption of their parents' relationship. Wayne speaks frequently at conferences and churches on issues related to helping kids learn to deal with difficult emotions and life in modern families.
Without question, coping with divorce can be one of the most difficult challenges a person faces in a lifetime.
Mental health experts say the pain it causes rivals grieving the death of a loved one.
That’s why so many kids try to keep their parents from dating at all.
Web MD spoke with the pros -- adults who have been through a divorce, as well as counselors who help people survive the effects of divorce -- to learn what coping strategies work to help people through this trying time.
"She stopped calling and stopped talking to me," she says.
"She stopped supporting me in any way." The sudden absence of her mother-in-law wasn’t exactly a surprise since the divorce had been Brooke's idea.
Out of the blue, he told her he wanted a divorce -- but he wouldn't tell her or their kids why he was leaving.
Months later, a sudden and unexpected medical problem found Michaels close to death.
The hurt feelings, sadness and anger that erupt can threaten—and potentially destroy—even the most harmonious and loving family relationships.