Due to the recession, many divorcing parents must continue living together, at least temporarily, because they cannot afford to maintain two separate households. If you’ve found yourself in this position, the following survival strategies can help you create boundaries with your ex while you’re still living together:
1.) Decide When to Tell Your Kids About the Divorce. Some couples who plan to continue living together temporarily would rather not tell the kids what’s going on until an actual physical separation takes place when one parent moves out. Other couples prefer to be completely up front with their children, particularly if they have the ability to sleep in separate rooms. Whatever you decide, make sure that you and your ex are in agreement about how much to tell the kids so that there are no… Read the entire article by Jennifer Wolfe on The Spruce.