At this time of year many families experience hardship with parenting in separate households and trying to raise children with every decision being painful and drawn out due to separation or divorce. The pain of separation is always worse when your children are young, or when there was an affair that caused the separation. This year plan for it to be better than the last, plan for 2014 to be better than 2013. Seeing a way ahead can be very difficult but with determination, you can make every year better than the last by making small changes. Planning healthier meals, or more exercise, or more time with supportive friends will make all the difference!