What divorce REALLY does to kids
Family break-ups can be difficult to deal with at any age, as these three women testify
Divorce is always tough but the biggest impact can be on children stuck in the middle, forced to pick sides and having to split the big occasions.
Vicky Pattison has spoken about her parents’ recent split, following her dad’s battle with alcoholism.
While the TV star, 30, says the separation was difficult to deal with, she hopes they now find happiness apart. ‘Mum left him about a year ago, which was really brave,’ she says. ‘She’s 60, beautiful and has so much to offer. He’s the only man she’s ever loved but she hasn’t had a cuddle in years. My mam deserves to be cuddled.’ Is there ever a ‘good’ time to deal with divorce? Here, three women who saw their parents split at different stages of life explain how they were affected by the change.
Vicky Pattison’s parents recently separated