Impact of divorce

Divorce affects everyone involved, but too often the children are lost in the shuffle. Teens caught in the middle of their parents’ divorce report feeling stressed by conflicting allegiances. This is a burden no teenager should shoulder. Parents must be open to talking with their teens and allow them to process their feelings regarding the loss of their family.


Caught in the middle

I was 18 when my parents first separated, 21 when they divorced. I was told the divorce wouldn’t affect me much because I was not a child, that it...

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Psychologist Judith Wallerstein followed a group of children of divorce from the 1970s into the 1990s. She expected to find that kids bounce back...
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Lydia is a never-married mother of an 8-year-old daughter, Carla. Lately, Carla has asked some difficult questions about her father, whom she has...
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Ten years ago my husband and I ended our marriage. Our small son, Michael, suffered through our bitter quarrels and our inability to avert the...