Dealing with Divorce as an Adult

Going through your parents’ divorce as an adult has it’s own obstacles – you don’t have to be a child to feel hurt, confused, or saddened by the family change. Check out this article by our very own, Vanessa, as she informs you about a tool that will help you cope.

Vanessa Lemminger, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT53937

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The Way They Were: Dealing with Divorce After a Lifetime of Marriage by Brooke Lea Foster

Brooke Foster’s book, The Way They Were: Dealing with Divorce After a Lifetime of Marraige is an essential read for adult children experiencing the pain of parental divorce.  In fact, Foster’s book may be* one of the only books on the experience of adult children of divorce.

Foster’s book explores the loss one experiences in adulthood when they are thrust into the often messy and painful experience of watching their parent’s relationship dissolve, and the expectation of how adult children are supposed to respond.

Foster’s book hits home for many adult children of divorce as she speaks of the “insignificance” many adult children feel.  She calls the book, “a guide to rebuilding relationships and forging ahead.  A place to feel reassured that your pain is real, that you’re allowed to hurt.”

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