This resource will help you to prepare for conversations with your teenager about your experience of 'tough times' (e.g. relationship conflicts and separation, financial difficulties, illness, job stress, etc.), so together you can better understand these challenges. Parental adversity can take many shapes and affect parents in different ways.
Just because you are a parent, doesn't mean you are unaffected by life's challenges. It's important to remember that your experience of adversity doesn't make you a bad parent.