Families Change Teen Guide to Separation & Divorce

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What Won't Change

Here are some things that won't change:

  • Your parents are still your parents. They won't stop loving you, and you can keep on loving them.
  • You are still you. You still go to school, and have your friends, interests, and activities. You are still the special and unique person you've always been!
  • Your parents might seem different for a while — they might seem sad or distracted or cranky (or all of those things!) — but they are still the same people they have always been. They might also begin to do different things, develop new interests, see new friends, or dress differently, but this is their own response to change. They can't change who they are. The great thing about spending time with only one parent at a time is that you can get to know them better.