Divorce Statistics in the United States
The Implications of Divorce on Children's Emotions
What Can You Do to Lessen the Negative Repercussions of Divorce
Additionally, talk openly with your teenager about their feelings and actively listen to what they say. Ask if they want to speak with a professional, such as a therapist if they are not comfortable discussing their feelings with you. Make sure you have the resources in place to assist them in adjusting to their new situation. You might want to inform their teachers about the change so they can understand the changes in their behaviour and performance in school.
Note that your teen is likely to spend more time with their peers and do things that divert their attention from the stresses caused by divorce. This may include the use of substances like marijuana and cocaine to ease the grief they are experiencing. Since they are particularly susceptible to developing an addiction during this stage, you may have to consult teen drug rehab centers to protect your teen’s wellbeing.