If you have recently learned that you no longer have custody of your children, you may feel that you cannot cope with this heartbreaking news. To know that you will have to live without constant interaction with your children can be devastating, especially when you do not know when you will be able to see them again. However, you mustn’t lose hope.
By allowing yourself to move forward positively after learning this news, you may be able to work toward regaining custody of your children. Following are some tips for moving forward after losing a custody battle.
Develop a long-term vision
Instead of being destroyed by the heartbreak you are facing right now, try to focus on a longer-term vision. Imagine where you would like to see yourself in 5 or 10 years. In this time frame, almost anything is possible. Perhaps you see yourself with a great relationship with your children in a stable and loving home.
Break down your vision into smaller steps
Knowing that almost anything is possible within 5 to 10 years, ask yourself what you need to do now, and in the following weeks and months to work toward that goal. Maybe it’s getting clean from alcohol and drugs, or maybe it’s altering your work schedule so that you can dedicate more time to your children.
Invest in yourself
Whatever the reasons for your lost custody battle, it’s important that you invest in yourself so that you have a better chance of modifying the child custody order in the future.
Child custody orders can be modified when a change of circumstances occurs. That’s why you should never lose hope when it comes to gaining custody of your children.