Frequently women, particularly dependent mothers, are those hit hardest by a divorce. Since 1988 the Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE) has offered their Second Saturday divorce planning workshops to help women navigate the divorce process. Their motto, “A man is not a financial plan.”
Perhaps the first cause of children’s emotional reactions to divorce is that they are ill-prepared for the news that their parents are separating. Many children get no warning that their family is falling apart…and sadly, many children believe divorce is their fault.