How a child adjusts to the situation depends on the following:
- The level and intensity of conflict
- Loss of contact with a parent, brother, sister, other close family member or friends
- The level of support they get from their parents
- Their parents’ ability to adjust
- Changes in their household’s finances
- The speed and amount of change – new partners, where they live, changing schools, access to friends
- Their personality, age, gender and stage of development.