While it may not happen often, there may be times during your child’s life where you will need to support them when a relationship ends. It may be your child’s choice to end the relationship, or it may have been the choice of the other person in the relationship. This doesn’t just apply to intimate relationships – it applies to friendships too.
Even if your child has secure, healthy relationships, it is still likely that your child may see other people in their lives have their relationships end. Understanding that all people have the right to choose to be in a relationship or not is an important part of understanding healthy relationships. Both people have to agree for there to be a relationship. Sometimes relationships end, and it is not necessarily anybody’s fault. It can be hard, however, to explain why relationships end.