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My parents are divorcing, is it my fault

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My parents are getting divorced. Is it my fault?


Hi there,

First of all, we want to say that it’s incredibly brave of you to reach out and ask this question. It’s important to understand that your parents’ divorce is not your fault. Divorce is a complex and grown-up decision, and it’s something that happens between adults. It has nothing to do with you or anything you’ve done. Sometimes, grown-ups have difficulties in their relationships, and they make the choice to separate to find happiness in their own ways. It’s a tough situation, but it’s not because of you.

Remember, it’s natural to have a lot of questions and mixed feelings during this time. It can be confusing and emotional, and that’s okay. It’s essential to talk to someone you trust about your feelings, whether it’s a friend, a teacher, or a family member. You don’t have to go through this alone. There is an article on the Childline website which you may find helpful

If you ever feel like you need more support or someone to talk to, you can reach out to our Childline Team. We are here 24/7, every day, ready to listen and help you explore your options. You can contact us for free at 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat at You are never alone, and there are people who care about you and want to support you through this challenging time.

Take care of yourself, and please reach out for support soon,

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