Though you are probably dealing with a fair amount of stress, anger and sadness, try to patiently answer your children's questions about divorce in a straight-forward manner without bitterness.

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It is very important to stress to your children that misbehaving, a dirty room, or bad grades didn't make Daddy leave.

Let them know that divorce happens because of conflicts between two adults.

Assure them that they didn't cause the breakup, and that you love them just the way they are.

When you divorce and children are involved, it introduces uncertainty and chaos into your child's life.

by Tracy Achen Some common emotions that children experience are anger, humiliation, rejection, and neediness as they adjust to the loss of their old family structure.

While they miss their Dad, they may not express it for fear of appearing disloyal to Mom.They may feel as if no one understands what they are going through.Consequently, they may withdraw and lose interest in hobbies, school, friends, and the general enjoyment of life.It is important to be emotionally available to help your children work through their feelings.An excellent book that captures the essence of children's feeling about divorce is My Stick Family which puts into words the emotions that children experience.Even though it is written for smaller children, adolescents can relate to it also.