Speak Up!

Talk about your feelings. It will make you feel better. If there are things you need, ask. Your parents may be so upset or distracted that they forget your needs. It's OK to remind them that you have needs, and what they are. For example, you could say:

  • I need you both to stay involved with me, and to find ways to make sure this happens.
  • I need you to try to get along, especially about things that directly affect me.
  • I need as few changes in my life as possible.

If there are things you need to know, ask. You should have as much information as possible about what is happening. If you are concerned about something, speak up. For example, if you feel caught in the middle of your parents' problems, say so.