Why is this Happening?

When one parent leaves it can be very hard to deal with, especially when the adults are caught up in their own problems. It will take time to get used to it and adjust and you are likely to experience all sorts of feelings.

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Where Will I Live?

When parents decide to break up they have to make decisions about your future. The main decisions are where you will live and how you will stay in contact with the other parent. In most cases parents make these decisions between themselves, but they should consult you on any decisions and take your feelings and wishes into account.

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Staying in Contact

When a family member leaves it can be hard to adjust. It is important to remember that although your parents are not together as a couple anymore they are still Mum and Dad and love you just the same. It will be difficult at first and you may miss the parent that has left, but there are things you can do to make it easier as long as Mum and Dad agree that you should stay in contact.

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Coping with my Feelings

When one parent leaves it can be very hard to deal with, especially when the adults are caught up in their own problems. It will take time to get used to it and adjust and you are likely to experience all sorts of feelings.

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