What was it like to lose your siblings during a divorce?
I am a divorce lawyer, but neither I nor my parents ever divorced. I do not know personally what it feels like to be separated from siblings as a result of divorce, but I know in the course of my work people who were separated from their siblings as young children as the result of divorce, and as you might imagine, it didn’t do their relationship any favors.
The one exception (that occasionally occurs) is when divorce splits up siblings whose relationship is as bad as—or even worse than—their parents, which can actually reduce sibling rivalry and conflict to the point that the siblings come to have more affection for each other, now that they are exposed to one another in smaller doses. But this is the rare exception.
Divorce is traumatic enough for kids without cutting them off from the contact, familiarity, love, and support of their sibling(s).
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