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It’s ok to feel…
When parents split up it can be a lot to deal with!
It might bring up some of the following emotions:
Sadness that your family is changing
Worry that things are changing or uncertain
Anger that your parents couldn’t work things out
Fear that you may not see one parent as much or at all
Relief if your parents were fighting or things felt tense
Confusion around why your parents are splitting
Loneliness if you can’t talk about it with anyone
Grief because your family is going to be different
How to deal
It can take time to adjust – and there’s no rush!
In the meantime, there are things you can try that might help you cope and make sense of things:
Have something to look forward to in the future
Take regular breaks from worrying
Share your worries and frustrations with your parents, if you can
It’s ok to be curious about what’s happening
Hanging with friends, sports, homework
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