Updated November, 2018.

What’s your independent project on, Steve?

Uh… well, err, ah, I, um… you see… uh, well…, it’s on divorce.

Why did that take a century to spit out?

I don’t know. I guess it sounds like a boring topic.

Hardly boring to me, Steve, since all I think about is my parent’s divorce and how it affected me.

Wow, Taylor, I’m really sorry to hear that you have been so affected by your parents’ divorce.

Yeah, it was tough but I’m glad you’re doing a project on it, Steve. I think a lot of kids could use some insight into what happens when parents divorce.

And that’s what this post hopes to provide. By the time you guys reach middle school, chances are you know at least one person whose parents are divorced or getting a divorce: about half of all marriages end in divorce. That leaves a lot of kids growing up in a very different world from their pals whose parents are still married. 

Let’s take a look at that world, how it happens and what it’s like:



What is divorce?

Why do parents divorce?

What changes should I expect? Does anything stay the same?

Am I the only one?

How can I accept this and my feelings?

What will my friends say?

Will this mean I will get divorced someday too?

Bonus YSS: What it’s like to have divorced parents – one teen’s perspective

Bonus YSS: The technical terms: What’s going on here?

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In some countries divorce is taboo: to get a divorce is shameful. How do you feel about divorce?

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