In her seminal book Home Will Never be the Same Again, marriage, family, and child therapist Carol Hughes talks about the emotional impact of divorce on a group that is often left out of the discussion: adult children. They are often excluded from the traditional narrative since they are not legally relevant to discussions about child support and custody for minor children in divorce. In other words, the courts don’t consider adult children as part of the divorce process, and so neither do most divorce attorneys. However, the effect of divorce on the lives of children over the age of eighteen cannot be overstated.
Great piece. I’m sharing it with my two adult children. I’m sure they’ll appreciate it.