Families Change
Guide to Separation & Divorce


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Get unstuck

Do you feel stuck in the middle of your parents’ problems? Sometimes parents make mistakes that put their kids in the middle.

If you are feeling caught in the middle, there are things you can do.

Say you would rather not when a parent:

  • Asks you to carry messages.
  • Asks you a lot of questions about the other parent.
  • Asks you to keep secrets from the other parent.
  • Expects you to listen to him or her saying mean things about the other parent.

Tell your parents how you feel. Tell them they need to work out their problems themselves. It’s not your job.