Over 160 000 divorces are granted in the UK each year and the majority of these are to adults of about 40 years old. This means that a lot of teenagers get caught up in the turmoil of divorce. For many people, the divorce of their parents marks a turning point in their lives, whether the divorce happened many years ago or is taking place right now.
It is possible to cope with divorce - and have a happy family life in spite of some changes divorce may bring
Don’t forget it is your parents divorcing each other not their children.
Most of the time parents divorce each other because they cannot live together happily any more.
It is very easy to blame yourself for your parents separation, but nothing could be further from the truth. Separation and divorce are as a result of your parents problems with each other and not due to their children.