“the legal dissolution of a marriage by a court or other competent body.”
The singular word “divorce” can be a terrifying prospect but the result is not as scary as the thought. No matter what age you are, divorce is a possibility within your family and the effect on you can be upsetting at first. However, within time it can become apparent that perhaps divorce was the right answer in order to maintain a happy home environment.
Personally, my parents separated when I was 12 years old and before the divorce I witnessed argument after argument. Soon my Father moved out, my parents stopped arguing and honestly we are a much more coherent family.
There are downsides to divorce because perhaps it will mean that you won’t be able to see one of your parents as often. But divorce is not for the children, it is for the parents. They are the ones who chose to get married and they are the ones who chose to divorce, not because of the child but because they are no longer happy.
“A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love.”
At the end of the day your parents are divorcing because they love you and want to make sure you have a happy childhood filled with good memories, not just riddled with arguments. Divorce is nothing to be embarrassed about, there are people out there who you can talk to, whether that be your parents for closure, your friends for reassurance or an outsider: a writer for “Teenagers with Experience” for advice.
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