Coping with divorce or separation


Talking to your children about divorce or separation 

It can be difficult to know how to tell your children about divorce or separation, especially when you may be struggling with painful emotions. It is helpful to remember that at any age, your child is likely to feel a sense of loss and grief. They may feel angry, guilty, sad or anxious, and they may take their feelings out on their parents. The links below include good support for you and your child or children, plus information on legal aspects and some helplines.

How to support children through divorce or separation
This video from “The Parent’s Lounge” on YoungMinds explains how children of all ages might express their feelings and some top tips for parents.

My parents are separating or divorcing

This video is from Relate – Jack explains how he was helped to come to terms with his parent’s divorce by having counselling.