Divorce. It happens — but how is it affecting your children?
As a newly single mother and the only child of divorced parents, North Fork Patch contributor is interested in a conversation with other single parents, as well as people whose own parents are divorced, for today's Mom's Talk Q&A weekly chat. Jennifer, a 44-year-old writer and psychotherapist, lives with her 4-year-old son, Simon, in Aquebogue. She moved from New York City to the East End of Long Island in 1997.
"Differences between single and married parenting include career and work choices, dealing with a change in economic status, how much time we have with our children and how that time is spent," she says. "What changes have you experienced during and after separation and divorce? How has it affected the family dynamic and each family member? As a related question, how do you feel about 'staying together for the kids?'"
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