Do you feel caught in the middle of your parents' problems?
Sometimes parents use you in their battles — whether they know they are doing it or not. For example, one or both parents might:
If you are feeling caught in the middle:
If it's too hard for you to say things like this directly to your parents, try writing them in a letter.
It’s helpful to be able to talk to your parents about your feelings and to be clear about your needs. It may be hard, but communicating with them will help you face the changes and challenges that lie ahead.
Lots of teens worry about breaking the news to their friends. But separation and divorce are very common these days.
Good friends will be glad you've told them. You're still you, even though your family is changing.
If there are things you need to know, ask. You have a right to ask questions about what is going to happen and why.
No, you don't. You have the right to love and be loved by both parents.
If you are feeling pressured to take sides, and you feel you are caught in the middle of your parents' problems, tell them.