Teenage Divorce: On Why Teenagers Get Divorced at a Higher Rate Than Older Adults

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Teenage Divorce: Why do Teenagers Get Divorced at a Higher Rate than Older Adults? The teenage divorce rate is pretty high. Scarily high. Close to 70 percent of married teens will wind up divorced. I personally think that teenage marriages are doomed out of the starting bloc. Frankly speaking, I don’t think that teenagers were not meant …

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Concerned about how your teenagers will handle your divorce? What to look for, how you can help

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Some time back, a MTV casting producer contacted us about posting an announcement on Divorce Saloon. The network was casting a new docu-series about teenagers and divorce and were looking for participants. We were happy to post the announcement and tweeted about it too. But it occurred to me that we haven’t targeted a whole lot of …

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After the divorce: So now that your teen is heading to college what is your ex legally required to pay?

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So what’s the deal with college tuition? Typically, your ex will be ordered to pay something towards tuition especially if you and your ex and your family members went to college. The in state tuition rate at the public college in your state is usually the benchmark. But for high income couples, obviously, that will …

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So your teen wants to divorce YOU

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Teens, generally speaking, can be mercurial creatures, can’t they? And they can also very dramatic. The idea of “divorcing” their parents is not one that the average teen today would find unthinkable. It is not just the movies that we see this happening. The law even allows teens to “emancipate” themselves and to be declared legal adults.  Many …

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How is your divorce really affecting your teen? Check out the non-verbal cues

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Grannie always said “actions speak louder than words.” And that is so true. The website TalkingTeenage.com left a message on our tweetdeck yesterday which was “pay attention to what teens are not saying, watch their behavior.” That was a great point. Parents who are divorcing may not be aware of how deeply this is affecting …

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