I recently read a wonderful book, “The Switching Hour”, by Devon Flesberg. I must admit that though I knew the book was about divorce, the title intrigued me and to be honest, I wasn’t sure what it meant. Then I began to read it.
Before I begin to share with you some of the lessons I have learned from this book, I must disclosed that I am the product of divorced parents. When I was nine years old, my parents divorced, and truth be told, my family divorced. While the circumstances or details of the divorce are unimportant for this discussion, the divorce affected more than just my parents. My brother and I were right in the middle of it all.
So, you too, may wonder, “What’s with the title of this book?” The “switching hour” is the term that has been penned to refer to that moment when life switches from time with one parent to time with the other. What is often forgotten in the midst of divorce is what the children go through each time they make this switch. As adults, we have convinced ourselves that kids are resilient and they quickly recover from the struggles of divorce, but truth be told, the effects of divorce on a child never end. That’s right, they NEVER end.