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My parents have separated. Where does that leave me?

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This is a period of massive transition – but remember your parents are replacing their partners, not you, says Annalisa Barbieri

My parents separated more than a year ago. I’m 21, so it didn’t have the biggest impact on my day-to-day life, but emotionally it’s been an extremely challenging time. They’re both finally moving on. Although I obviously love seeing my parents happy, I can’t help but feel uneasy thinking about them being with other people.

It hurts my feelings that they seem to be replacing each other, and the child in me is terrified of being forgotten and overlooked, even though the rational part of me knows this is somewhat ridiculous.

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