Hi SP’s! Anyone here have experience with telling their child about the divorce and how he will never have certain things (like daddy sleeping over or mommy sleeping over) etc? I really need some guidance right now. Feeling really broken as my son (5) is constantly battling his feelings of wanting to be with mommy vs daddy. He often tells us, “when I’m with mommy, I miss daddy. When im with daddy, I miss mommy!” And would often cry bc he can’t have us both. We try to co-parent and be in (cont)

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each other’s life as much as possible. But it’s still not enough for our son. It’s honestly so so sad to see him so torn. Any advice/encouragement is needed right now. Thank you!

Getting along with your ex and being good coparents is key. He is at a difficult age to adjust to this and will take time . Have you tried a family therapist?

My son was that age when I got divorced and he struggled a lot. Happy to discuss further if you like. Feel free to DM

Sounds like a typical transition. Just keep giving lots of love and the exact same story line so he transitions. Eventually he’ll settle. Stay strong. He will be okay with your love and constant reassurance. Maybe don’t give him too much info like how you are explaining daddy won’t sleep over anymore, That much info is probably making him feel off and scared of the unknown totally strange new reality of his new routine,

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