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Suitable for: Families of secondary-age children
An inevitable part of teenage relationships is the occasional heartache along the way. There are lots of ways you can support your teen through a breakup.
While it’s hard, this is an important part of growing up. It helps them learn how relationships work. But that doesn’t make them easier for parents to deal with!
Maybe this breakup had been coming for a while, or perhaps it was a complete shock to them. They might be the one who finished the relationship or desperate for it to continue. Whatever the reason, they’re likely to feel upset and confused.
As a parent, it can be hard when you can’t just make everything better. You might feel frustrated or powerless watching your child in pain and not able to offer a solution. So what can you do to support them after a relationship breaks down?