of American and British children live in divorced single-parent homes by age 16.
Teenagers may become quite angry about a divorce and the changes it creates.
The Emotional Impact
Teenagers may blame one parent for the dissolution of the marriage or they may resent one or both parents for the upheaval in the family.
Teens are likely to experience distress, anger, anxiety, and disbelief.
a child may feel relieved by the separation—if a divorce means fewer arguments and less stress.
"Divorce. It was an ugly word, he thought. A tearing, ugly word that meant fights and yelling . . . '' ( gary paulsen page 2)
In the subtext of his novel Hatchet's plot Gary Paulsen addresses real world issues, including divorce and the emotional impact of divorce. He believes that divorce has an impact on the whole family, and that there is a dramatic emotional impact on the teens of divorced parents.
"...he knew his mother that had caused the divorce, what he knew, what he knew—the Secret." page 3
Divorce:effects on teens
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and the burning came into his eyes again and he had turned away from her and looked out the window