When parents split up
When parents split up…
It can be scary, confusing and upsetting. It might make you feel bad or angry inside. Sometimes if parents have been fighting lots, it might even feel better.
It’s not your fault
Parents fight or split up for many reasons. Just remember it's not your fault and you're not to blame! And it’s not up to you to fix things.
You might have lots of questions
You might be thinking... Where will I live? Will I still see my friends? Will I have to change schools? It’s ok to have lots of questions!
Try talking about it...
Let out your feelings. Ask questions. Try talking with a parent or older relative you trust about what’s happening. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
Do something that makes you feel better
Sometimes feelings can be too much – try taking a break! Listen to music, play a game, kick a ball around outside, make a drawing... do something fun!
You're not alone
Many kids have gone through what you're going through now. It may not take the hurt feelings away, but remember you're not alone!
Our counsellors will listen
Talking about it can help! Try contacting a Kids Helpline counsellor if you need help and want to talk about anything.