MEANING OF LIFE REMAJA DENGAN KONDISI BROKEN FAMILY
Harmony in the family is something that every individual wants. However, there are some families who experience divorce due to conflict or dispute, so the term broken home was born. This study aims to examine the experience and meaning of adolescents on the condition of a broken home experienced because their parents divorced. The research was conducted using a qualitative method with a phenomenological approach. The research respondents were taken using a purposive sampling technique, totaling three people aged 15-21 years with divorced parents. Data obtained from interviews were then analyzed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). The results of the analysis of this study indicate that the condition of a broken home because parents choose to divorce affects the condition of adolescents in finding their identity and completing their developmental tasks. The three respondents said that there were changes in behavior in a negative direction, uncontrollable emotions, and psychological conditions with trauma. In addition, they said that their parents paid less attention and affection after the divorce. As for their positive meaning of parental divorce as a process of self-maturation, besides being interpreted negatively as a dark period and the lowest point in life.
Keywords: Adolescents; Broken Home; Psychological