Resources For Divorced Parents

Let's Untie the Knot | Resources For Divorced Parents

If you are a recently divorced parent you may be feeling a mixture of emotions, including anger, sadness and loneliness.  You may find it hard at times to rely on your support network because they knew you as part of a couple and you are now redefining yourself as a singleton in your post-divorce life.  In addition, depending on your custody arrangement, your role with your kids may have changed dramatically.  For example, if you were the primary breadwinner, you may not have done much of the day-to-day parenting of your children (such as getting them ready for activities, helping with homework, coordinating playdates with friends).  If you now have joint physical custody you have to learn how to juggle the demands of your work with being a single parent half of the week.  Oregon provides a wide range of classes depending on the age range of the child(ren).  The family court in Oregon has an office called Family Court Services, which has a list of parenting classes in your area.  The following is just a sampling of classes offered:

In addition to classes there are a number of websites that may be helpful to parents going through a divorce. Some of these include:
Support groups for parents who are going through or who have recently been through a divorce can also be an invaluable resource. Not only can these groups empathize with some of the emotions you may be struggling with but they can also give you practical advice on how to handle issues that arise in day-to-day parenting. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or say that you don’t know how to do something. It is more important than ever that you rely on your “village” of close friends and families and use the resources in your community. You are just starting out on this journey and it will be that much easier if you utilize the help around you.
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