Preserve a deep connection with your child post-divorce
Pass on your values to your kid no matter what:
I've been divorced from last year, and since my wife got custody, I saw my son Kevin a couple of times a month, and all the other times we communicated via messengers. He's 9 now, and like all modern kids he enjoys all the latest technology, but to me all this is a darn nightmare. Calls get interrupted, the conversation history gets lost, ugh. It makes me anxious. I'm afraid to lose touch with my child. Sometimes I can't sleep at night, because I'm thinking about how I might lose him for good, and then he will forget me. Also, my wife has a new boyfriend, and I'm afraid my son will choose him over me.
But then a friend recommended to me StoryTold to communicate with my kid. I mean, people come together and later split up, but children suffer the most in the aftermath. And we have to make the separation as painless for them as possible.
So basically it's all about writing stories that stay with your kids for years. I never thought I'd be able to write so many stories! 30 stories in 2 months, how about that! And my son actually loves reading them and commenting them. The StoryTold folks did a really great job putting together prompts and tips for the stories – they really help.
And after a month, the anxiety was gone, I could breath freely again. Conversations with Kevin got easy and fun, and we're pretty much best pals now. We share a lot, and I love how close we are despite being apart.