Dear Queenie,

  I’m in high school and my parents are getting divorced, but up to now they are still living together and it’s really weird around the house. They don’t talk to each other and they don’t tell me anything about what is going on with them.

  Queenie, how can I get along with both my parents and not have any divorce talk?—Confused teenager


Dear Teenager,

  Your parents may feel they are protecting you by not talking about what is going on (or not going on) between them, or they may think talking about it will start a big argument.

  Perhaps talking to your school counsellor, or some family member who knows what is happening, will help. Or perhaps you can get professional counselling through your family doctor or even the Mental Health Foundation.