Posted by Jemma Breban on 21st December 2011

When your parents married they expected to stay together until the end of their lives. But sometimes a marriage that starts out perfectly, can turn bad over time. Your parents may decide that getting a ‘divorce’ is the only way to make things better.

Divorce – What Does It Mean?

When parents ‘divorce’ it means they are legally ending their marriage. This has to be done by a Judge. They will not have to appear in Court unless they disagree on anything.

Whether your parents are married or not, if they decide to split up it will almost certainly involve them not living together anymore. This will bring about changes in family life which can be difficult and painful for all of you including your parents, grandparents and brothers and sisters you may have.

Today, nearly half the marriages in Britain end in divorce so you are not alone. Many of your friends may have parents who are divorced.

Why Do Parents Divorce?

Most people go into relationships, especially marriage, believing that they will stay together forever. However, there are many reasons why couples find themselves unable to stay together.

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