Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan’s divorce offers lessons for anyone going through divorce with children
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan were married for nearly nine years before announcing their separation in April 2018.
The two were divorced in November, but the pair reportedly took legal action last week to settle a custody dispute regarding their six-year-old daughter, according to TMZ.
Here are 6 things Dr. Terri Orbuch said people with children who are going through divorce can learn from Tatum and Dewan.
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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan made the decision to end their marriage of nearly nine years in 2018 and were legally divorced in November. But the two might need to make another appearance in court to settle a custody dispute over their six-year-old daughter, Everly Tatum.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Tatum recently filed legal documents asking a judge to create a holiday schedule for the two to evenly split time with Everly. The documents also request mandated sessions between Tatum, Dewan, and a co-parenting counselor to help make decisions about changes to the schedule together.
While there are conflicting details regarding the pair’s communication issues, divorce in general can be fraught with miscommunication and tension. The underlying problems in a relationship between two people getting divorced can be especially harmful when children are in the mix.
Dr. Terri Orbuch, author of “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great” and professor of sociology at Oakland University, said that while communication problems are common in divorce cases, it’s important to do as much as possible to minimize the negative impacts of the separation on the children.
“You want the end outcomes to be in the best interests of your child/children,” Orbuch wrote in an email to Insider. “You may want something (e.g., FaceTime not to occur with …read more
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