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Divorce, in-laws, difficult teens -- learn how to handle tricky family dynamics with the advice in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A telephone
- An e-mail account
Stay in touch with both parents
Stay in regular contact with both parents. Call, send text messages, or e-mail to ease feelings of missing each other.
Develop a plan for special events
Develop an attendance plan for special events like games, meets, recitals, and concerts. If it isn’t comfortable to have them both there, alternate their attendance.
Talk to people you can trust
Talk to people you can trust to sort out your feelings about the divorce.
Talk to your parents about your feelings
Talk to your parents about any concerns, such as money, activities, or visitations.
Participate in activities
Continue to participate in as many day-to-day activities as possible. Extracurricular events will help you stay focused on your own priorities.
Draw support from family
Stay close to, and draw support from, your siblings or other relatives. Stronger bonds may form among family members when parents separate.