Learning to live with your new family circumstances can be challenging so don't hesitate to ask for help.

You can also have a look at advice from other teenagers who are going through their parents' separation too. Achieve realistic hope regarding your relationships.

Many young people who have adjusted well in other ways come through their parents’ separation feeling afraid to take a chance on intimate relationships themselves for fear that they will fail as their parents did.

They may become cynical, depressed, or simply doubtful of the possibility of finding lasting love. Seeing your parent’s relationship breakdown can have a strong influence on how you feel about intimate relationships.

This does not mean that you will fail in your relationship as your parents did. It can mean that you have a more realistic view of relationships and the understanding that relationships take time and effort, they need to be maintained and supported by both partners.



 Email Sandra or phone 087 224 9845 for confidential help.