Who exactly are Adult Children of Divorce? As the name implies, these are adults whose parents divorced during their childhood. For some children of divorce, the effects of their parents’ relationships may not be intimately felt until adulthood. Some adult children of divorce may often feel alone and lost in a Church and in a society that promotes an idealized nuclear family. Some may struggle with trust, avoid conflict or fear commitment. Adult children of divorce are statistically more likely to divorce themselves and may struggle to form healthy attachments in relationships. All these dynamics are normal and expected in adult children of divorce. However, the past does not determine the present.