None of us can judge whether Peter's anger is justifiable or not, but it is shocking. And it sheds light on an overlooked part of divorce: how deeply it can affect adult, or lateteenage, children.
Kids of divorce can feel they've been hit the hardest by the end of their parents' relationship. Some are asked to broker peace between warring exes, even as they are grieving the loss of a parent who has abruptly moved out.
Below, I've actually put together a handbook for you to use explaining divorce for older kids and teens. It's only ten pages long, and my hope is that you can print it out and give it to your child(ren) during or after the talk.