The effects of a parental split can be devastating when you are a child. Here, adult children of divorce explain why their lives will never be the same… He’d had an affair with a colleague called Tania and she gave him an ultimatum.
He moved into her one-bedroom place in London and from then on became someone we saw only rarely.
Julie, 50, from Denver, thought she'd be able to handle her divorce.
"I'm a strong person, I own my own business and I'm a professional speaker," she says.
Sometimes, they guy would be cheating on them with some random girl that he met at work or at a bar, while at other times it would be someone the girl knew fairly well or it was even her friend.
Being scarred by prior disappointments in guys who cheated on them, many women are unable to enjoy their present relationship, even when everything seems to be great, because of that constant fear that sooner or later their boyfriend, or a husband will cheat on them, just like the others did in the past.
The first thing to do when you find yourself attracted to a shy man is to question your feelings for him.
So many women can recount numerous relationships during which they found out that their guy was not faithful.When my brother was 17, Dad cut him out of his life completely.He wouldn’t contact him and my brother wasn’t welcome in his home. That said, I trust my judgment and try not to let my parents’ experience influence my approach to relationships.My siblings (I’m the second of four) and I felt utterly abandoned and unloved.Dad would say: ‘It’s very difficult for Tania, she didn’t have any children, and I presented myself as a free agent with grown-up children, so you need to be adult about this. My ‘full’ brothers and sisters have been taken out of his will.