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Adult Children of Divorce

My Parents Split Up When I Was An Adult. It Didn't Hurt Any Less

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.13.2015 | Divorce

"When My Parents Split Up" is a HuffPost series that explores what it's like to have your parents divorce at all ages, from infancy to adulthood. Want...

8 Things Kids Of Divorce Want Parents To Know

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.02.2015 | Divorce

Parents going through divorce are constantly on the lookout for expert advice on how to raise healthy, resilient kids. But hey, the kids themselves...

What I'd Tell My 8-Year-Old Self After My Parents' Divorce

Alison Chrun | Posted 05.16.2015 | Divorce
Alison Chrun

Try not to be angry with mom and dad for this mess they made. They can't fathom the pain you're in, because all they can see is their own.

How To Survive The Holidays As An Adult Child Of Divorce

Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D | Posted 02.15.2015 | Divorce
Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D

The holidays are still somewhat stressful and anxiety provoking for my brothers and me because of figuring out what holiday will be spent with whom and how not to hurt our parents' feelings. This year, I decided to do something different.

The Next 100 Coffee Filters: Don't Be Hasty About Your Divorce

John McElhenney | Posted 11.23.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

I made my case to our therapist and my then-wife, "We've lived as roommates for a while now, we can do another two months so our kids can reach the summer before we throw their entire world into this."

Getting Divorced? What Can You Do For Your Children?

Judith Johnson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Divorce
Judith Johnson

Divorce and what leads up to it are not tidy and polite affairs. The children who bear witness to the demise of their parents' marriage inevitably get wounded -- some very deeply and invisibly at first.

Advance Planning Now Helps Sidestep Holiday Stress Later

Tara Fass | Posted 12.22.2013 | Divorce
Tara Fass

Winter holidays are among the most important to celebrate and with them come the greatest potential for emotional meltdown. Everyone wants their fair share of this hallowed time with the kids and others who are important.

How To Have An Adult Conversation With Your Divorced Parents

M. Gary Neuman | Posted 05.20.2013 | Divorce
M. Gary Neuman

As adults who were children of divorce know, healing does not occur through time alone.

What Parents Get Wrong About Divorce

Kasey Edwards | Posted 05.14.2013 | Divorce
Kasey Edwards

He assumed it wouldn't make a difference now that I'm an adult.

How A Friend’s Divorce Could Cause Your Own

Vicki Larson | Posted 10.12.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

We marry in a great public display of love and commitment. Divorce, however, is a totally private and personal event. But, is it really?

6 Ways To Cope With Your Boomer Parents’ Split

Kristen Houghton | Posted 09.04.2012 | Divorce
Kristen Houghton

Mom and Dad have forged strong careers, have financial success and are unwilling to remain in unhappy marriages that are unfulfilled. With a good number of years of healthy active life ahead of them, they are taking a long, hard look at the person with whom they will be spending it.

The Craziest Sh*t I Learned Working For A Divorce Lawyer

Janice Harper | Posted 04.18.2012 | Divorce
Janice Harper

I had no idea how funny divorces could be until I worked for a divorce attorney.

Should You Bankroll Your Kid’s Split?

Marsha Temlock | Posted 12.03.2011 | Divorce
Marsha Temlock

Most parents struggle with the ongoing issue of how much financial support to give to their children. The problem becomes that much more pressing when their son or daughter seeks help during his or her separation and/or divorce.

"Family Vacation" At the Beach With My Ex and Our Kids

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Susan Orlins

The only thing that feels odd over the 9 days, is that it feels so normal to all be together. I wish more divorced families would vacation together.

Does Divorce Define Generation X? | By SUSAN GREGORY THOMAS | Posted 09.10.2011 | Divorce

Every generation has its life-defining moments. If you want to find out what it was for a member of the Greatest Generation, you ask: "Where were you ...

Is Divorce More Painful For Older Kids?

Erica Manfred | Posted 07.30.2011 | Divorce
Erica Manfred

You may have heard the old joke about a couple in their 90s filing for divorce. When the judge asks them, "Why did you wait so long?" they respond, ...

The Best Belated Valentine You Can Give Your Kid

Susan F. Schwartz, L.C.S.W. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Susan F. Schwartz, L.C.S.W.

The best Valentine you can give your kid? Make friends with your ex.