Parents breaking up

"Hello, my name is Ed, things at home were rocky for a while when Mum and Dad were breaking up.  I didn’t know what was going on to begin with; they were always fighting and shouting, and it was worse when Dad had been drinking.  

"I didn’t want Mum and Dad to break up, because lots of things changed when it happened.  I got sent to a new school and we had to move house.  I was angry and started doing things I shouldn’t.

"Mum got a new boyfriend and school is going really well for my sister and me.  It took a while to get used to, but we’re all a lot happier now."

It’s a difficult conversation for everyone when parents break up, but sometimes it’s best for everyone when this happens. Sometimes mums and dads don't always stay together - remember it's not your fault that your parents are breaking up. There may be lots of change after a break up but talk to people around you instead of getting angry. Let your parents know how you feel. If talking is too hard, we have created a letter that you can give to them, or why not write your own about your parents splitting up.