Ways in Which Parents Sometimes Draw Children into Divorce, Intentionally or Not

Consciously or unconsciouly, one or both parents in divorce sometimes draw their children into the following roles:

  1. Spy on the Other Parent
  2. Side-Taker against the Other Parent
  3. Messengers to the Other Parent
  4. Partner or Confidante
  5. Household Finances Stretcher
  6. Teenager Peer
  7. Spoiled as Compensation
  8. Pawns in Visitation and Custody Battles
  9. Captive Audience to Disparagement of Other Parent
  10. Tool Wielded to Manipulate or Control the Other Parent

Drawing children in to the divorce is damaging to them both psychologically and emotionally.

Read more in this Tampa Bay [FL] Examiner article: Divorce and the games parents play.