Hi, I’m a 19-year-old guy whose parents got divorced nearly a year ago. They’re still struggling to come to agreements, so it’s still not official and there’s a lot of drama, even though they live separated from each other. I live with my dad and see my mum several times a week.
Usually I can cope with the whole situation. However, sometimes I suddenly feel very abandoned and lonely. This usually, but not always, when the divorce comes up as a topic of conversation. Maybe they need my opinion on what I want or expect, or they just want to know what I feel like. After a few hours I often start feeling alone and abandoned, even though I know very well that’s not the case. I know my parents, older sister and friends are there for me whenever I need them, but I know it on a logical level.
On an emotional level, I feel like those people are in another room, and I’m in another room as well, completely by myself, without a way to get through that wall and reach those people. After a few hours this feeling subsides, usually when I go to sleep or have a powerful distraction like going to train.
The obvious answer is talking to my parents about this, but it’s so obvious I could come up with it myself. Could anybody please give me other advice, or own experiences and tell me this is alright and I will be fine?