Best advice for divorcing with children

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The best advice I could give about divorcing with children is that at some point you have to stop feeling guilty. You have to stop feeling badly that you married the person or that the marriage wasn't good. And more than anything, do not stay in a marriage just because you think it's better for the kids. The truth of the matter is I believe that when you are in a bad marriage, the mistake has already been made. You made the mistake long before you ever had kids .The remedy is divorce. And the only way to move on with your life, and to free your kids to move on, and for people to find peace and happiness sometimes is divorce. I think there are a lot of people who believe that divorce is a shortcut. I think they think it's the easy way out and they think that you are hurting your children. But I believe having been down the road that a lot of people who get divorced, certainly speaking for myself, tried everything, tried making it work. And the truth of the matter is, what was best for everyone was to get divorced. And I do remind myself everyday that I did this not just for myself, but I also did this for my kids. And we are all better off. and I remind myself to stop feeling so guilty. I can't change the past. I can't rewrite it. All we can do is love each other and move forward.

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Sarah Maizes

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Sarah Maizes is an author, freelance writer, comedian and founder of MommyLITEonline.com, a parenting humor site. She is the author of several humor books including, Got Milf? The Modern Mom’s Guide to Feeling Fabulous, Looking Great and Rocking a Minivan; and three books for children; On My Way To The Bath, On My Way to Bed and the third book in the series On My Way to School to be published in 2014.Her work has been featured in Los Angeles Magazine, Babytalk, on MSNBC.com, E! Television’s “Fashion Police,” and on DailyCandyKids.com.She is a regular contributor to TODAY.com, The Huffington Post, and CBS/LosAngeles.com’s “Best of LA.”  Her work has also been featured on Glamour.com, MarieClaire.com, ParentsConnect.com, Momtourage.com, TheWellMom.com and Autisable.com – a website for parents dealing with Autism.She has appeared on The Today Show, KTLA, CNN Headline News with Brad Pomerance, NPR's "What Would Rob Do?,"ABC News Now’s “Moms Get Real with Ju Ju Chang,” and is a regular contributor to NPR’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin,” and “HuffingtonPostLIVE” - but  is most celebrated for her ability to scale tiny jungle gyms, pack a lunch in under a minute, and park her full-size minivan in a compact space.     

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