1. Study for Children of Divorce

* 1. How old were you when you learned that your parents would divorce?

* 2. How old are you now?

* 3. Who told you?

* 4. How did you feel when you learned that your parents would divorce?

* 5. Did you speak to your parents about your feelings?

* 6. If you spoke to your parents about your family's divorce, what did you express?
If you did not express your feelings to your parents, why not?

* 7. What were your greatest fears about the divorce?

* 8. What did your parents do that helped you most through the divorce process?

* 9. What did your parents do that hurt you most or made managing the divorce difficult?

* 10. Do you think that you were the cause of the divorce?

* 11. If you thought that you were the cause of the divorce, why did you think this?

* 12. Do you think you could have stopped the divorce from happening? If so, explain:

* 13. Did you feel that you were in the middle of your parents
divorce (e.g., custody battle, visitation decisions, legal
matters)? If so, what made you feel this way?

* 14. Who was the most helpful person to you during your parents' divorce?

* 15. Did you have a therapist help you with your feelings when the divorce occurred?

* 16. If you had a therapist, was the therapist helpful?

* 17. What was most helpful about the therapist?

* 18. What was least helpful?

* 19. How did the divorce affect your life?

* 20. Do you feel that your parents did a good job managing the
impact of the divorce for you?
If so, how so?
If not, why?

* 21. Other related thoughts, experiences, or comments:

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