Overall, divorce is not a pleasant situation for anyone involved, especially the children that don’t have a choice in the situation. It can be a life-altering event for these children and change the landscapes of their lives forever. Despite the fact that research has pointed out some positives for children dealing with divorce, like the development of independence and coping skills, there are many more negatives associated with it, including many cognitive and developmental issues and the future troubles in their own relationships. It is tough to envision that divorce will not be a detrimental experience for any child that is forced to experience it. Given all of the research and studies that are out there on the subject, the experience of a divorce can be one of the most traumatic events an adolescent may ever have to deal with. One of the only known ways to process the event in a beneficial way is to work with a counselor or therapist to process their emotions and feelings. Also doing some type of experiential self-development seminars or transformational work. A combination of both options can be very beneficial and can have someone deal with their issues head on and be able to conquer them and process them in a healthy way. If this is done properly, a person can be able to move past the issues they have and grow stronger and more complete from the whole process. If you know anyone going through a struggle like this, please contact me as I have worked through this process myself and have supported many others in working through their issues.