What are some emotions I may feel after the divorce?

Finally – focus on the positive: divorces happen because parents are not happy with each other anymore.

Divorce also can be because one parent falls in love with someone else, and sometimes it's due to a serious problem like drinking, abuse, or gambling.

So the result of the divorce might mean that your parents are happier and maybe even have more time to spend with you.

You will also learn to cope with tough circumstances and become stronger, which will help you later in life.

For many people, their parents' divorce marks a turning point in their lives, whether the divorce happened many years ago or is taking place right now.

About half the marriages in the United States today end in divorce, so plenty of kids and teens have to go through this.

But when it happens to you, you can feel very alone and unsure of what it all means.

It may seem hard, but it is possible to cope with divorce — and have a good family life in spite of some changes divorce may bring. Usually divorce happens when couples feel they can no longer live together due to fighting and anger, or because the love they had when they married has changed.

Anyone who’s ever gone through a divorce, or knows someone who has, knows just how emotionally and legally messy it can be.

And, “separated” can mean many things: Any woman dating a separated or divorcing man is taking a risk.

Did you know it's really common for teens to think that their parents' divorce is somehow their fault?

Just try to remember that parents' decisions to split up are to do with issues between them, and not because of something you might have done or not done.

They don’t realize that women don’t want a guy who can’t give her what she needs, who drags her into his divorce by complaining about it, who subjects her to the anger and jealousy of his ex.