These are just links I found while researching for this website which I think can really help you. If you're having a crisis and need immediate help, the first link will help you find the right hotline to call for just about anything, from a suicide hotline to a domestic violence hotline (although in a real emergency always call 911). The Boys Town Suicide and Crisis Line (800-448-3000 or 800-448-1833) is one example of a hotline given there, and you can call it for any crisis if you live in the United States, Canada, or Guam (and no, it's not just for boys). If you live outside of those areas and need help finding a hotline, click on Need More? and contact me with the name of your country and I'll do my best to help you.
Under General Help, the first link is a hard-to-find website with an interview with a bunch of older kids and teens whose parents have divorced, with advice for both other kids and parents on what to do. The second is full of general advice for teens dealing with divorce, and although the title of the website suggests it's for young women, it applies to both boys and girls. The third links to a website for a book which features a really great Bill of Rights for kids during divorce. The fourth link is another website specifically for teens dealing with divorce, which is pretty cool, and it has advice for your parents, too. The next link is incredibly informative. It's an interview on the Today Show with teens like you and me on how they dealt with divorce. It presents a lot of different scenarios you might be dealing with, and I would highly recommend that you watch it! Finally, if you still haven't found what you're looking for, there's a website with a whole page of links of dealing with divorce that you may wish to look at.
As I find new websites, I'll keep adding on to this, so check back!
List of crisis hotlines and their phone numbers.
General Help with Divorce...
Great interview with teens on their feelings about divorce. Definitely watch this!
Links to More Links!
This site offers a lot of links to other resources you may want to check out, including books, websites, and other means of support for kids whose parents are divorcing.
My disclaimer: I do not own and am not affiliated with these websites at all, but I do recommend them. Check them out! :)
These are the websites that I used to help me write this, although most of it really comes from common sense and my own experience. The picture for the website comes from the last link. All of the people I acknowledged on the front page - Cassidy, Justin, Whitney, and everyone else - also contributed to this website, which helped me incorporate several different points of view. I will warn you that I did consult Wikipedia, the bane of teachers worldwide, a few times. Long story short, the information I put in this website should be accurate, but if you want to be 100% sure or need legal or psychological advice, a teenager's website probably isn't the best place to get that. Ask a lawyer or a psychologist for advice instead.
Just to let you know, I do use Google Analytics to monitor anonymous traffic data for this website (key word: anonymous), and it employs a cookie.
In addition to websites, I also used a book which I highly recommend (which is why it's also mentioned elsewhere in the site). It's called Divorce: Young People Caught in the Middle, by Beth Levine. I found it in my local public library, and you can probably find it in your library, too! It's a short book that really covers the essentials and, at least for me, put divorce in a new light. Pretty cool stuff! :)
To be official, here's the actual MLA citation.
Levine, Beth. Divorce: Young People Caught in the Middle (Issues in Focus). Library Binding ed. Berkeley Heights: Enslow Publishers, 1995. Print.