Many couples hold off on divorcing until their children are grown and out of house in an attempt to protect them or limit the disruption and stress that a divorce may add to their children’s life. However, there have been several stress identifiers with parents divorcing in their children’s college years as well.
· The Lost Idea of Home
· Anger and Resentment
· Struck in the Middle
· Negative Conversations
· Financial Concerns
· Stages of Grief
· Stress Surrounding Important Milestones Like Graduation
In most situations, there is never a good time for divorce and although most parents intentions are good to hold off on divorcing until their children are in college, college brings about a lot of other changes for children, that adding a divorce on top of it actually creates even more stress. Although the list above does not encompass all of the feelings a college student may face with divorcing parents, they have been listed as the most common.