Divorce is never easy, even when it's the best path for all involved.
This is doubly true when you have kids, and sometimes, the older they are the worse it is.
While teen or adult children might not require the same custody considerations as little kids, the emotional attachment to the nuclear family "as it was" is even more strongly embedded. This can lead to some intense dynamics.
AITA for telling my brother he has nobody to blame but himself for our dad being cold to him?
My (21f) brother (16m) and I's parents are getting divorced, this isn't really a shock to either of us. 6 months ago my brother asked if we could hang out and when we did, he shows me a picture on his phone.
It was divorce papers he'd seen in our dad's car. I told him straight up it wasn't any of our business, made him delete the photo, and made him promise not to tell our parents. That lasted all of two weeks.