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Why is this happening? Print E-mail

When we asked lots of young people what they wanted to know about their parents divorce most of them answered "why". It can be very difficult to understand why two people don't want to be together anymore, or why they can't sort their differences out.

Here are some reasons why two people might decide to split up:

  • They are arguing a lot and can't seem to stop
  • They have grown apart. They might decide that they want different things from life
  • They have money problems and this has caused lots of arguments
  • One parent loves somebody else. If this happens then the relationship probably wasn't right in the first place
  • They have stopped talking to each other. They are not sharing their feelings with each other anymore and have drifted apart

dice with questions marks on each sideWhatever has happened it is important to remember that it is not your fault. You should not feel responsible for other people's feelings and actions. However your parents feel towards each other they should not involve you in their arguments or ask you to take sides. Just because your parents are not together anymore doesn't make them any less your mum or dad. They both have a responsibility to take your needs and wants seriously and consult you in any decisions about your future.

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