According to the American Psychological Association marriage and divorce are both common experiences. In Western cultures, more than 90 percent of people marry by age 50. Healthy marriages are good for couples’ mental and physical health. They are also good for children; growing up in a happy home protects children from mental, physical, educational and social problems. However, about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce. The divorce rate for subsequent marriages is even higher.
Here are five suggestions for children to cope with divorce:
!. Do not feel that you are responsible for your parents’ divorce. Children often blame themselves for their parents divorce.
3. Talk to your friends and family about your needs and feelings about the divorce.
4. Always remember your parents still love you.
5. Go to a counselor and focus on your own growth.