Emotional Changes: Young Adults and Divorce by Stephanie E. Stevens-Hicks


This book describes the impact of divorce from the young adult perspective. There is increasing consensus that the perspectives of children need to be taken into account in decisions made by divorcing parents and the courts and that young adults who have lived through their parents' divorces can be an important source of information about children's perspectives. The children are the first to be put in the middle of the parent's arguments and are put in situations where they feel they have to choose sides. In older children they tend to shut down and look to find other ways to vent their frustrations. This book provides young adults with an outlet and augments any professional advice they seek from counseling services. In a sense it provides a lighter tone to what they already have to deal with mentally during this difficult transitional stage in their life.