General Article Help, my parents are getting divorced!

Topic Selected: Families and Parenting Book Volume: 417

Parents getting divorced can be a traumatic and harrowing experience for people of any age, but it can be especially hard on teenagers. You’re already trying to handle changes to your body, yo-yo emotions, and all the challenges that come with being a teenager – now you have all the stresses and upset that come with your parents getting divorced to deal with, too.

Dealing with divorce

There may be arguments happening at home or tensions running throughout the family which lead to you feeling upset, frustrated or even angry. It’s perfectly normal to have a range of feelings about the situation but the main thing to always remember is that people split for many reasons, but it is never your fault.

Dealing with divorce can be incredibly stressful for everyone in the family. Each person in your family may handle their emotions differently but one thing you can all do to reduce frictions and upset is to communicate:

  • Talk to your family about how you’re feeling. Share your worries and co...

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