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For many people, their parents' divorce marks a turning point in their lives, whether the divorce happened many years ago or is taking place right now. It may seem hard, but it is possible to cope with divorce — and have a good family life in spite of some changes divorce may bring.


  •   stay involved in your children's life in every way possible
  •   use direct communication with your ex-spouse (don't have a child be a messenger)
  •   do not say mean things about your ex-spouse in front of your children
  •   work hard to be civil to one another when your child is present
  •   support the time your child spends with your ex-spouse, do not act jealous
  •   keep the school informed.

1. Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe's and Evan's Coping Guide for Kids. (written by kids for kids) by Zoe Stern
2. Don't divorce your children: children and their parents talk about divorce. by Jennifer M. Lewis, William A.H. Sammons.
3.  For better, for worse: a guide to surviving divorce for preteens and their families. by Janet Bode and Stan Mack.