Today, about half of teenagers have parents who are divorced. In this series of articles on divorce, parents and teenagers share their experiences. Plus, we’ve got expert advice from Dr. George Glass, author of Blending Families Successfully.
By Heidi (Goldstein) Friedman
I am pretty sure that nobody, if they had a choice, would choose to parent two kids alone, or to co-parent with an ex-husband or ex-wife. But sometimes life doesn’t turn out as planned. Read more.
By Jennifer Cronin Thomas
Our children were 4 and and 1 when their dad and I got divorced. Though we have been divorced for over 13 years now, people have confided to me over the years that they were shocked to find that my ex and I were “exes” because there were no obvious signs that we were no longer married. Read more.
By Hannah Steiss
A term that gets used a lot when discussing children whose parents are divorced is the condescending “broken home.” Broken means defective or not right, so I guess that’s pretty much what I thought life would be like after my parents got divorced. Read more.
By Nya Hardaway
When I was eight years old, I witnessed my parents relationship devolve into constant tension. Each argument between them was agonizing, and a constant deafening silence filled my mind as my parents became increasingly more hostile. Read more.
By Dr. George Glass
We live in an era in which almost 50 percent of first marriages fail, and one half of all children do not grow up with both biological parents in the same household. Read more.