Are you more likely to get divorce if your parents did?
The statistics vary, but one study by researchers Paul Amato and Danelle Deboer indicated that if a woman's parents divorced, her odds of divorce increased 69 percent, while if both a husband and wife's parents divorced, the risk of divorce increased by 189 percent.
How can divorce affect a teenager?
Adolescents often become extremely anger at one or both parents. The result can be abusive behavior such a shouting and name-calling, or it may take the form of withdrawal from family contact. Often the teen will take the side of one parent and “punish” the other with abusive behavior or by ignoring them outright.
How do you convince your parents to not divorce?
Tell your parents, either together or separately, that you don't want them to split up. Think of this as something similar to an intervention with an alcoholic or other addict. Make a list of the consequences of their divorce as it will affect you. Tell them you are feeling unhappy and upset due to their conflict.