I have chatted with many children whose parents are in the throes of a divorce where one parent had little to do with them before the separation. The other parent may hold the view that the former, based on lack of effort doesn’t deserve much time with the children after the separation or that given that is what the children may be used to, the children wouldn’t want anything different on a go-forward basis.
However post separation, these same parents may seek more time with their children. They may realize they cannot rely upon the other parent to keep their image alive on their behalf to the kids and they often come to realize how much they missed for not being present for whatever reason.
However, all of that is the parents’ thinking and issues. What about the children?
I’ve long since learned that these children are protective about their…
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