Fatherlessness is an epidemic in our world today. Too frequently, daughters who never knew their father or lose their fathers to divorce turn to a string of men to try to fill that void in their lives. In this article, they discuss how this promiscuity is actually a form of self-mutilation. Make sure to watch the video that goes along with the article.
The teen years can be a particularly hard time for children to experience the divorce of their parents. This article from Risa Garcon explains why and offers some practical advice to both parents and teens.
Resisting change is a natural part of being human. For teenagers that resistance is compounded by a tendency to test boundaries and rock the status quo. Divorce or separation naturally makes all children feel powerless over their circumstances. For teens, who are feeling their oats and less likely to listen to parental authority, this is especially hard to accept.
Thus writes Rosalind Sedaca in this important article about why divorce is hard on teenagers.
Too many times people think that divorce doesn’t have much of an impact on teens and young adults. This article from The Independent contradicts that notion.