Dealing with your feelings
It can take some time for kids to adjust to having two homes and moving between them and you might feel lots of different feelings, like:
You might also feel mixed up feelings - perhaps things like: "I'm sad to be leaving dad but I'm happy to be seeing mum" or "I'm sad to leave dad but I can't tell mum because she is always angry with him"
If you would like to talk some more about shared custody you can call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or use our email or web counselling services. We will listen to you and help you work out what might help.
Published: 19 December 2011