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How does remarriage affect your child?

As you begin to navigate your life in Virginia after your divorce, you may start to think ahead to getting married again. While you may have found someone you love and want to marry, you cannot forget about your children. Adding someone new to your family will be a huge change. In some cases, it could be equal to the divorce in the impact it has on your kids. You have to take the initiative to ensure the new marriage does not affect your relationship with your children. 

According to HealthyChildren.org, it helps to know what your child may be experiencing once you announce you will be getting married again. One of the top things is their fears about how this will affect their other parent. They may worry about hurting the other parent's feelings if they get close to your new spouse. Try to sit down with your children and your ex to talk about such feelings.

Another issue is they may worry about how it will affect their relationship with you. They are used to having you to themselves when they visit and may wonder if you will still have time for them. This is a good time to talk to them with your fiance to reassure them that you will still be engaged in their lives.

You should also think about how they may feel about your fiance. If there is tension, it is important to work it out before the marriage. The health of your marriage and relationship with your children depends on everyone getting along. Letting this go will only result in disaster in the future. This information is for education and is not legal advice.

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