Do you feel caught in the middle of your parents' problems? Sometimes parents use their children 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. Being able to talk to your parents about your feelings and being clear about your needs will be useful skills as you face the changes and challenges that lie ahead.
If you don’t tell your parents when you feel like you’re caught in the middle, they may not realize it. No matter how much others might tell them, they might honestly believe that you’re okay unless you tell them that you aren’t.
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.