I Have Divorced Parents

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    Well my parents are divorced

    and they have been since I was about six years old. They would yell and scream at each other outside our aprament at the time then my dad just left and never tried to talk to me or my older brother again. And even if he did try to talk to me again I wouldn't want to hear it.
    Clarajay Clarajay
    26-30, F
    Feb 11

    My parents split up when I was 12.

    .. And now I'm 14.It was an awful environment that I was living in. My dad was an alcoholic and always used to hit my mum. Just need someone to talk to right now. There's a lot of court cases going on and I am always have anxiety attacks. Please someone give me a comment bellow...
    Imogen2001 Imogen2001
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Sep 25, 2015

    Divorced Parents And The Changes That Come

    My parents divorced when I was 3 years old. Therefore I don't remember much about us being a family. It even feels weird for me to say mom and dad in the same sentence. but now Im 17 years old and my dad lives in another country which means I don't really know him that well...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Oct 1, 2011

    My parents divorced when I was 16,

    and I'm 19 now. It's a long, ugly story so I'll spare everyone the annoying details... Anyways, when they finally split up, I got their wedding rings. I wear them around my neck on a chain, and haven't taken them off in nearly three years. People always ask about them, and I...
    Majacc11 Majacc11
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 22, 2015

    I Left Out Details

    that surface every now and then, even today.  They are the details that repeat in the form of unanswered questions and unexplained actions. My dad had taken a job 2 hours away at a highschool, mid-year, and only returned home on the weekends.  It was between January...
    thinkingoutloud thinkingoutloud
    51-55, F
    11 Responses Apr 3, 2008

    My parents are getting divorced

    and it hurts like hell. We are having insane family problems with my moms dad just dying which was the first time I really felt so ******* hurt. They both try so hard and life is falling apart. It sucks to hear your family scream and fight and I'm too young to even do anything...
    giathedancer giathedancer
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    My parents divorced because my boilogical

    mother abandoned us when I was three months old and my older brother was 3. My dad field for divorce in 1990. Our stepmother is more of a mother than our real mother has been. So really we have nothing to say to our mother. She lives in another state
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 19
    ConnerC123 ConnerC123
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Sep 23, 2015

    I Wish Every Person Considering A Divorce Could Read This First

    Two civilized adults turn barbaric when it comes to divorce. They cheat, they lie, they only think about themselves while the other person was once maybe dear enough to them to spend "forever" with. Spot the mistakes of my parents in here, one word capitalized in these sentences...
    HungryLikeThe HungryLikeThe
    22-25, F
    15 Responses Dec 11, 2011

    My parent's divorce taught me what it takes to

    make a marriage work. Now I know this sounds the opposite of what most children of divorce say but this is how I feel. Yes,divorce was a traumatizing thing for me and I wish my parents were married,but because of their divorce I am stronger and more willing to put in the effort...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2014

    Mom left dad when I was 3.

    Dad got me. Mom visited until I was 5 called until i was 7 havent heard anything from her in 6 years. Shes remarried twice that I know of and left kids there to
    sprklz sprklz
    13-15, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2015

    Then, for a 12 year old girl,

    i thought my life was torn apart, but now at 16 I can see that it has brought me things that I will always be grateful for.
    Blondequestioner Blondequestioner
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 3

    Now my dad want to find me

    and filled in his lonely spot because his youngest got him mad. Now what?!?! ***** Please????????
    myraaxx myraaxx
    16-17, F
    Feb 12

    My parents divorced when I was barely 2 years

    old. They both put me up in foster care. My dad didnt want to raise a disabled child (me) My mom had to get her life together before she could raise me. She tried to get me back when I was almost 5, but failed. I grew up in foster care for 16 years. Both of my parents got...
    noaht43 noaht43
    41-45, T
    Dec 29, 2015

    My Mum And Dad Are Divorced...

    I was around 11 years old when my mum and dad got divorced. Of course at that age I didn't really know what was going on. I just remember being in my kitchen and them both talking to me, telling me they weren't going to be together and we were all crying.. That was one of the...
    EnglandsAnswer EnglandsAnswer
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Nov 26, 2013

    My parents have been divorced

    for over 10 years. I don't understand why they still fight with one another and put me in the middle. I should've just went to visit my father instead of him coming down here, maybe things would be more peaceful…
    BornInTheWrongEra72 BornInTheWrongEra72
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2015

    Ever since 2009, they were divorced.

    I lived with my mom but had to go with my dad on the weekends, then I moved and see my dad only on breaks and holidays. I love then both to death and wished they were together so I can see them both at the same time.
    14Itsme14 14Itsme14
    13-15, F
    Mar 21

    Living with two different separate parents is

    very difficult. Life isn't fun when two parents are divorced & you've to travel & move around I just hate it. I haven't been in such a act but as you get older it you become disappointed and when your young you don't realize it they have to explain over & over again why...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015

    I was relieved when my parents divorced.

    Hallelujah! Their marriage was anything but conventional and I knew this would mean my father would stop abusing my Mum and I. It was an unpleasant ending for an unpleasant relationship.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 22, 2015

    So I have a really long story to share about my

    parents. Sorry if it is too much, but I really need to get all of this out. My parents divorced when I was young, in elementary school I believe. I was too young to remember the fights (or I was just oblivious), but I don't think they were too bad; only my brother remembers...
    AprilRobertaLudgate AprilRobertaLudgate
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 3

    My mother has just filed

    for divorce. One of my teachers found out about this. He made me stay after class and asked if I was okay. He went on saying this must be hard and my mother must be doing this for me and I able to talk to him. Then at the end of his 10 min speech he asked how I was feeling about...
    lostfollower lostfollower
    18-21, F
    May 30, 2015

    When I was little, about 5 years old,

    me, my dad and my mom went to France with my aunt and her children. Not Paris, just the south of France. We were camping there and we were planning to go to a zoo. So we left a 2 days after arriving at the camping to the zoo. But halfway there my dad pulled over, because he and...
    6tallperson5 6tallperson5
    13-15, M
    Feb 8

    I shouldn't have to ******* choose between the

    two of you! I hate this so much.
    jackjack600 jackjack600
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

    So Sad

     I've read so many of your stories here and can relate to many.  My parents never fought.  I thought we were such a happy family.  We were always together back in the 60's and 70's, my siblings and I playing together, my mom a sturdy housewife who was always...
    thinkingoutloud thinkingoutloud
    51-55, F
    22 Responses Mar 6, 2008

    My parents have been divorced

    for about 5 years. I'm okay with it because when they were together they argued a lot, and now they seem to be happier. My dad has a girl friend. She is nice. My mom's current boyfriend is okay I guess. The only thing I don't like is that my dad lives in Pennsylvania, so I don't...
    Cherilyn16 Cherilyn16
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2014

    Mom blamed it on me. Dad blamed it on mom.

    About a year later I'm glad its all worked out well for the both of them. Mom lives in the Caribbean, Dad lives with his girlfriend in Montana. I live in Alaska and start college soon
    BrookeSandhurst BrookeSandhurst
    18-21, F
    Aug 27, 2015
    Yonniew Yonniew
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 23

    I have a question for you all.

    Now I understand about this whole "parents just divorced kind of thing" but I don't understand why it would affect some people. And by some people I'd say teenagers (not little kids). I mean, what do they have to do with their parents decision? Some still see both of their...
    AfricanGirl19 AfricanGirl19
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 2

    Coming From A "broken Home"

    I never realized how coming from a divorced home would effect me. I am now almost 29 years old, and my parents divorced when I was 6. I didn't start noticing the long-lasting impact until much later on. I don't remember much at all.  But I have a few...
    inwisc inwisc
    26-30, F
    27 Responses Apr 25, 2010

    Completely Blindsided

    If you had asked me even just a week ago how likely I thought it was that my parents would ever get divorced, I would have told you that it was completely inconceivable to me, it would never happen. They certainly frustrated each other at times, but considering that all they had...
    DesolationRow DesolationRow
    22-25
    24 Responses Jul 18, 2011

    I never thought that it would happen.

    Especially not like this. I never thought of my family to become a divorced family. It was during my senior year of high school. Just last year of late 2014, early 2015. My mom and my dad always had their arguments like normal married couples. My dad has some anger problems and...
    YoSavvyGirl YoSavvyGirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 6

    I hate my parents divorce.

    It ******* me off for nearly 16 years now. But gotta accept it. I live with my mum in Queensland while my dad in Victoria, which it my home, where I born. It really hard to have parents separated but it **** happens. So right now I missing my dad everyday and always :(
    brittafritta brittafritta
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 5

    I Am A Financial Argument

    I am 21 years old and my parents have been split up since I was 3. They both fought for joint custody and it was split 51/49 to my mom. My entire life I have had the most hectic living schedule where I would almost got back and fourth between my mom and dads house everyday...
    batteredsoul batteredsoul
    18-21
    27 Responses Jun 11, 2012

    Doesn't Even Begin To Cover It- Early 2000-

    Father throws mother and the 5, and 8 year old children out on the streets in Greece. Mother takes children back to her native United States with the clothes on their backs and files for divorce. Father files parallel proceedings in Europe, accuses mother of abduction, and opens...
    Zafi079 Zafi079
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 29

    They divorced 4-5 years ago.

    At the time it sucked but I realized why they had divorced.
    Weasel031 Weasel031
    18-21, M
    Oct 23, 2015

    My real mom and dad divorced

    when I was younger I relly miss my real dad as he was so kind and caring one day I hope I find him
    Joanne181 Joanne181
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2015

    My mom and dad split

    when I was three and my brother was just born, I has a step dad who passes away three years ago because of cancer and I have weekends with my dad twice another because of custody over who gets to keep the kids. I live with mom and I am very secretive. I have best friends who I...
    Faultsinmystars Faultsinmystars
    13-15, F
    Mar 22

    My parents divorced like 7 years ago .

    . And after all those years they still have fights by phone .. Its always about money ! Always ! And my dad and my mom they both involve me in their fights .. Like this " son what do you think of your father how that he is doing against me ?" When my mom ask that to me .. I'm...
    vit1234 vit1234
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    My parents divorced this year.

    Part of me is like, "Thank God!" and the other part is like "Oh, Why me?" My mom blames it on Dad, and Dad blames it on mom. They'd argue to the point of which the environment feels on the verge of an earthquake... My Dad then goes on to try to regain custody of me through court...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2015

    My parents waited until my older brother & I

    were both done with university. I graduated last year and my brother is in his final year (he was supposed to graduate last year before me but has failed a course again). My father has been abusive for my whole life; I told my mother many times as a child to leave him. I think...
    lntel lntel
    22-25
    Jan 25, 2015

    My parents aren't together anymore.

    I still see them both occasionally. I really don't know how it affected me, I probably just pushed the pain deep down somewhere. I really feel like I need a therapist to talk about all my issues in life with. I really do miss both of them being together, but it was honestly...
    BrittFun BrittFun
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 24

    they have been divorce

    for 18 years. enjoy them while they are together because one day they'll leave each other. you don't realize what you have till it's all gone. i barely even know my dad but i still love him. some days i imagine if my life would be different if they were still together, but it...
    VictoriaHall VictoriaHall
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 30

    Business And Family

    My parents are divorced and have been for many many years. It has never been easy for me to cope with the fact that the two people who made me no longer love one another. But I'v been getting better every day. One of my biggest frustrations though is simply splitting my time...
    SeeChelseaRun SeeChelseaRun
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Aug 17, 2012

    I was and still am very happy my parents

    divorced. it would of been hell for me if they both stayed together. I'm sure even though my mother loved him, she is at least a bit more relieved that it happened.
    Deathgodsimple Deathgodsimple
    16-17, F
    Dec 27, 2015

    is it after ur parents divorced,

    you tend to not mix with your bio parents, especially ur dad. Most of the time the only person whom by ur side is ur mom and/or aunt......kau faham???
    myraaxx myraaxx
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 12

    My parents divorced in 2015.

    My senior year of HS. It's left me so emotionally messed up. My parents are tearing me apart. The stress they put me under has caused health problems and I'm going to the doctor soon to check if I have an ulcer. I can't take it anymore. My mother is now engaged with another guy...
    YoSavvyGirl YoSavvyGirl
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 10

    Divorced when I was 10

    because my mum realised she was lesbian and finally got the courage to come out. Dad now has a wife and my mum has a long term girlfriend that lives with us
    TempleBarGirl TempleBarGirl
    18-21, F
    Feb 26

    So now that my parents have been apart

    for what... a couple of days? Anyway, my dad is now dating people. He's out right now. It's 10:36 as I write this, and he's not back yet. "Oh, I wonder what they could possibly be doing at this late hour." I love my dad, but damn, banging random girls already? :( My dad makes me...
    dabram71 dabram71
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 13, 2015

    Today my parents are officially divorced.

    I guess it's true when they say marriage isn't for everyone...
    pushingdaisiess pushingdaisiess
    22-25, F
    12 Responses Mar 14

    That obviously caused

    for really strange drama as a kid ESPECIALLY when my mom begun dressing me like a girl. My dad was a total jerk. He was some hotshot who married my mom and went on the run two years after I was born. He ran for some babe who ended up breaking up with him probably because he was...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 19, 2015

    My parents divorced when I was six years old.

    I don't remember much of it and it hasn't affected me at all. There is one brief memory I have of my brother and I playing with a train set on the living room floor and I remember looking over and seeing my mother yelling through gritted teeth at my father and she was mad...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2014

    Dealing With Solitude

    I'm currently a 14-year old living in a small city hoping to be successful one day and achieve great things that inspire millions out there. I decided for the first time to actually share my story other than just keeping my personal thoughts locked in and secluded from the world...
    AVAZ AVAZ
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2013
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