There is no question about it, divorce is a difficult, high stress situation for all concerned. There is often a great deal of anger and distrust from both partners. This is understandable, however, it can also be detrimental when dealing with raising children and co-parenting. Many couples have found it helpful to take classes in anger management to help successfully co-parent through a divorce situation.

The simple fact is, you will have to learn how to let go of your anger and get along. Failing to do this not only hurts both of you, but also the children. It is hard enough for children to adjust to a divorce without having to deal with anger that parents have for one another. Children may feel that they must take sides, or that they must hide their affection for one parent when they are around the other. This is hurtful, sad and harmful and can lead to the child loosing self-confidence and having feelings of instability.

The bottom line is that divorced parents have to learn to parent together to create as safe and secure environment as possible. After all, you both love the children and want what is best for them. The best thing that you can do for your kids during a divorce is to learn to control your anger towards your ex-spouse and work together for the good of your children.

Online anger management classes offer a way for parents to learn how to manage their conflicts. These classes teach you skills to control anger and the best ways to co-parent through a divorce situation. Classes are low-cost and can be taken in varying increments. You can take an 8 hour anger management class, or 12 hour, whichever works best for your specific needs. A licensed therapist is available to speak with directly if you have any specific questions that are not addressed in the online courses. You can feel good knowing that you are doing something that will help your children through this difficult, unsettling situation.

Aside from helping your children, you will also be helping yourself. Letting go of your anger and learning to deal with it,will help you to feel calmer and more peaceful. Having so much anger is not healthy. It can lead to anxiety and other conditions. The skills learned during your online classes to help you get through divorce, can also be utilized in other areas of your life. Often during divorce, parents have so much anger at one another that they begin to make decisions based on what will hurt the ex-spouse more, rather than what is best for the child. Once you and your ex learn to communicate without the anger, you will find that co-parenting is a lot easier. You will be able to come together in order to make the best decisions for your children.

Your children deserve adults that are thinking clearly, calmly and rationally. Anger is a negative emotion that makes one react in a manner opposite to what your children need. These convenient classes can be taken from any computer in any state. For example, just type in Delaware anger management classes or any other state, and courses will be available to you immediately. Taking this first step to get help may be the most loving thing that you can do for your children.

Author's Bio: 

Ari Novick, Ph.D. is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified anger management provider for both adults and adolescents. Dr. Novick is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

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Dr. Ari Novick is a psychotherapist who provides world class Anger Management Classes Online.