Divorce is a special experience of grief and, for most people, second only to the loss of a loved one in terms of its painful impact. All too frequently children are caught-up in the chaos and turmoil that often accompanies the break-up of a marriage. It seems that no one is spared from the hurt – the couple, any children they may have, their families and their friends.
People often need help navigating the stormy waters before they can rebuild a meaningful life in the midst of and after this tragedy. Although most parents seek to minimize the disruption to their children, it can be very difficult to identify and respond to a child’s needs when the parents are overwhelmed by pain and confusion.