How Divorce affects Teens

Many parents have found that divorce can have a profound affect on their child or teen. Any time there is a radical change in home dynamics, children are likely to act out. Many children feel like the divorce is somehow their fault and the guilt they feel drives them to seek out a way to numb the pain, so they turn to drugs and alcohol. Some children may feel anger toward their parents about the divorce and turn to friends or peers that are not a good influence on them. Every child reacts differently to divorce, but many parents find their child becomes defiant and out of control when going through a hardship such as the breakup of the family. Some parents will place the child in the middle of their battle. This can create a lifetime of trauma for the child not knowing who to show their loyalty to.

Here are some links to sites about divorce.