Split-family living isn’t easy. Children of divorce often ride a roller coaster of emotions that can sometimes make even the best of divorces seem chaotic. They withdraw. They throw tantrums. They refuse to eat. They cry. They get angry. They say horrible things. Even when both parents are very involved and there is absolutely no abuse or other negative activity going on, kids go berserk.
Oops, so sorry that we managed to make your perfectly lovely divorce a nightmare; we should have taken the destruction of our family as the happy news it really was.
And can I just point out that ALL children occasionally withdraw, throw tantrums, display bad eating habits, cry, get angry, and say mean things? Welcome to parenting.