Understand That This Isn’t About You
Many children take divorce extremely hard. In some cases, they can even blame themselves for their parents splitting up. But you need to know that this isn’t the case. There will have been lots of factors at work in your parents’ marriage which have caused this split. Both of them still love you and neither will blame this current situation on you.
Be Fair To Both Parents
More often than not, neither parent is to blame for the divorce. So it is important that you are fair to both your Mom and Dad. It is still important to be fair, even if one of them has caused the divorce by being unfaithful. No matter what the circumstances are, you need to be open to both sides. This can help you be with one parent without the other being upset or jealous.
Help Work Things Out
During the divorce, you parents might have to go through a lengthy custody battle if they cannot come to an agreement about who you should live with. You should let your feelings about this matter be known. By taking your thoughts into account, your parents could find it easier to come to a decision. Divorce and Family Law solicitors will have the final say in the custody agreement, but your opinions and thoughts can help sway their decision.
Stay In Touch
If you do end up spending most of your time living with one parent, you should still keep in touch with the other regularly. They will miss you and want to know everything you’ve been up to. So be sure to give them a call at least once a week. And if you ever go on holiday with one of your parents, remember to send the other a postcard. They will want to know that you arrived safely and are having a great time!
Keep Living Your Life
This point is probably the most important one of them all. You need to keep on living your life! This is one of the easiest ways to move on and to get over all of the emotional pain. Don’t just put your life on hold to deal with your parents’ problems. You will still be able to support them as well as continuing with your studies and catching up with your friends.
There is no doubt that you will have to go through a lot of tension and stress while your parents are divorcing. But don’t ever forget that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And before long, you’ll arrive at it!