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Feelings


Jane: You sure seem sad today, Mandeep.

Mandeep: Yeah. It’s really hard when your parents split up.

Jane: I know. When it happened to me last year, I had so many different feelings I didn’t know what to do. It was like being on a crazy roller coaster. One minute I was sad, and the next I was mad, and then scared or worried or confused…But you know what helped me?

Mandeep: What?

Jane: I went to see the school counselor, Ms. Watson. She listened to me, and then told me lots of things about how kids feel when their parents don’t live together anymore. It really made sense.

Mandeep: What did she say?

Jane: Well…