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I Have Divorced Parents

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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    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 25 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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    Money does something to people,

    it changes them. I saw my family break apart piece by piece because of it. It was Not even greed. My family owned a small restaurant and it didn't do so well, shortly after it closed. My parents argued over it day and night. Eventually my mother just got fed up and divorced my...
    tommyfung tommyfung 16-17, M Jul 5

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    No one is prepared for their parent's divorce.

    No matter what age. No matter how expected. It's the worst feeling next to getting your heart broken for the first time.
    AmericanPie91 AmericanPie91 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 7

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    Travel

    My divorce story is not one of those sob stories, this one actually has a happy ending. My parents got divorced when i was 3 years old and my little sister was 1. my dad moved away to Miami and my mom and i stayed in Chicago. I don't remember them fighting i just remember the...
    gabbyxo623 gabbyxo623 16-17 1 Response Dec 26, 2008

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    Yet, we still visit our father,

    who we dislike very much. He is always driving 20 mph above the speed limit while texting, weaving in and out of traffic like it's some kind of race, and telling my brother and I manipulative lies about what happened when we were younger. Recently, he also called my f***ing...
    winglessdove winglessdove 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I haven't seen my dad in over ten years.

    On Fathers' Day in Sunday School we were given the task to write 1.) What has your dad taught you? 2.) What do you wish he'd taught you? 3.) What do you wish he would've done for you? For the first I wrote: He taught me that intelligence is the key to success and I believe that...
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    My family is super big

    since the divorse. My dad Keith, had one child from a different woman who my mum raised and me and my 2 brothers. And my mum, chelsea married a man with 2 kids so there are 6 of us i guess haha. 2 real brothers, 1 half brother, 1 step sister, 1 step brother. My step brother is...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    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

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    So here is the thing,

    my parents got divorced few months ago and i live with my mother, also with my little bros 9 and 7. About their divorce they agreed that the fortune of our family will be split into 5 equal parts, mine my mom bros and dad. My dad say that he wanted to take my part and also my...
    dioaj dioaj 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I Want My Parents To Find Happiness.

    My parents had a dysfunctional relationship for years. My mother applied for divorce and my father moved out in 1997, around the same time I started my first year in primary school. My dad has never understood the reasons for the divorce, I'm not so sure he ever will. My mother...
    LilyLua LilyLua 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2011

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    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 14 Responses Dec 11, 2011

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    My dad just divorced With anorher girlfriend

    wiich he was married again and dicorced after one year And NOW he just got AGAIN another girlfriend and i hate her she gots also two little children from 3 years and 4 years The hell
    vit1234 vit1234 16-17, M Aug 8

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    My dad doesn't care much

    for relationships after my mum left, my mums boyfriend is a complete *** wipe. I'd rather have Justin Bieber date my mum. And I hate Justin Bieber With passion
    starflicka starflicka 13-15, F Jan 13

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    After being physically tortured

    and mentally mind ****** for the first 6 years of my life, I just walked out with my mum and baby brother. We fleed that night despite the knife threat my father had issued. Best ******* decision I've ever made. Never missed him, never needed him. I guess that's why I feel so...
    diegosauns diegosauns 16-17, M Jun 26

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    Luckily, I have had it a lot better

    than most kids with divorced parents. My parents are still friends, I get to see them whenever I want, plus double holidays!
    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F Jul 4

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    Good Cop, Bad Cop.

    My parents got divorced when i was about five. I had to live with my mom most of the time, but i did see my dad every week. Since they got divorced my mom started picking favorites, which was my brother. I never realised that until i got older, when she made me clean more of the...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2012

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    My parents divorced when I was 6 years old

    and it honestly has affected my life. my dad will come over once a month to see us but as soon as my mum answer the door it's world war 3 between them both. Constantly arguing. Screaming at each other. my dad is never there for me like a dad should be. He doesn't even know me...
    Shonaa98 Shonaa98 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Bad Atmosphere At Home

    it happened two years ago. my parents started despising each other becauz my mom had an affair and my dad found out soon enough. I hated her for a long time for it. I had to move from my birthplace and leave my life behind more than that leave my mother behind and she didnt seem...
    Girlygirl89 Girlygirl89 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    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 26 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    My parents divorced when I was 3

    and my dad left to another country. It's only hitting me now, 12 years later, the feeling of rejection. The feeling of being unwanted. It hurts and I just want to be loved unconditionally by my family but my younger brother gets all the sympathy and love.
    kellykolesky kellykolesky 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    Having divorced parents

    since the age of 4-5 has definitely made a major impact in my life. I know some people act like its no big deal but it really is. Some people get lucky enough to have both parents live close. Yet that isn't the case for me I currently live in Illinois and my mom, step dad, and...
    Baswieg Baswieg 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    Parents...Sex....Mumbling....😳

    So when I was in the 5th grade, i used to always wake up at 6:30am. My parents were already divorced by that time, but one time my dad had no place to go so he asked my mom if he could stay at her house until he finds another house, and so then my dad started living with my mom...
    Katherinetaylor Katherinetaylor 13-15, F Nov 17, 2013

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    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...
    itsallmeee itsallmeee 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2011

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    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 46-50, F 10 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    Emomonkey5000 Emomonkey5000 13-15, M Aug 13

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    A Poem

    {Original poem I wrote}My dad left when I was 3 weeks oldThat's basically what I've been toldHe didn't visit to see how I was doingTo a child not having a dad was confusingWhy did he say he didn't consider me his child?Even animals take care of their children in the wildI don't...
    justlana justlana 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    When I was around 11- 12 my parents told me

    and my three years younger sister the were going to seperate. I have never cried more than I did that day. But I am kind of glad they told me. Until then I had thought it was normal for adults to close the door when they were had an argument or when the raised their voices...
    PleaseFindMe PleaseFindMe 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    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 22-25, F 13 Responses Aug 17, 2012

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    My father cheated on my mom

    when I was just born. He didn't even stay at the hospital with her he just left to **** his side ho3 but he still came back to my mom!!.then after that he got very physically abusive to all of us.. So yeah I am glad he is out of my life. All I have is bad memories with him...
    username3invalid username3invalid 18-21, M Jul 29

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    My parents separated in the late summer of 2006

    when I was six, probably the worst time to split up as it is around about the age where you start to notice other people's feelings and be aware of uncomfortable or upsetting situations. I had counselling of all types at that age but they kind of fizzled out. It was a sticky...
    natasha2607 natasha2607 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    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

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    If It's "Broken", Fix It

    I know that everyone seems to view divorce as a terrible, troubling thing, that should be avoided at all costs, and that the "kids" are always expected to be distraught when their parents split up. My parents split up when I was 12, and it was probably one of the best...
    Magickintheair Magickintheair 18-21 2 Responses Aug 29, 2008

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    One who cares and cant help.

    Plus the one who can but wants a slave.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 19

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    When I was 4-7 I thought I saw my mom smoking.

    When me and my sister asked she allways made up some excuse as to what it was. When I was 9 I found out my mom did smoke and it scarred me a lot. I didn't tell my sister because I thought it would scare her too. I wonder if my dad knows...
    Aquathemermaid Aquathemermaid 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    My parents divorced when I was 3.

    My grandparents also divorced and I hope I either get it right the first time... if you know what I mean, or never marry. This is definitely not a family tradition that I want to continue.
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Even though my parents have been divorced

    for 8 years, it still hurts when they fight.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    somebodysheartbrake somebodysheartbrake 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 19

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    I ******* hate my parents,

    making me go to my moms and **** when they know I hate it here.
    ahoyitsbailey ahoyitsbailey 16-17, F Jul 4

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    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 46-50, F 22 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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    My parents separated 4 years ago,

    divorced two, my mom got a bf a week after it was final, now engaged, she hasn't talked to my sister in a few years and soon won't be speaking with me
    cmalley7 cmalley7 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    paola93 paola93 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I always end up having to go to my fathers house

    and I absolutely hate it here... He's so impulsive and I don't ever feel safe around him. 😥
    okjulianna okjulianna 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I don't even remember a time wen my parents

    together. I honestly don't think they were even still together wen I was born. My mom won't talk and I don't ask cause it just makes her angry which in-turn gets me hurt
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Thankfully

    My parents divorce when I was around two years old. My dad used to beat my mum so I'm glad it ended when it did. My brother still has memories of my mum getting hit and I cant imagine what it must have been like for him. I've made my peace with my dad now and we have a close...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2007

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    The Mother And The Father Creatures

    The dad is a creature to me very strange I don't understand how its distant mind works He'll cry for a daughter who climbs in a plane and say that the distance is causing him hurt These things are all fine if you don't see the rest; How daddies give phone calls, not twelve in a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 30, 2013

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    My parents got divorced a few years ago

    and I want them to be happy, but it's not easy to watch my parents date other people. Recently my mom started seeing a man who had a 19 year old son and a bad relationship with his ex and the rest of his family. After less than a month of seeing each other, my mom was allowing...
    lesliemonster lesliemonster 22-25, F Apr 5

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    I know it doesn't seem like a big deal.

    Everyones parents are divorced nowadays right? I live with my mom, and about a thirty second walking distance from the rest of my maternal family. My mom is sick. I mean, mentally and physically. Maybe her mental state made her physically unwell, maybe her physical state made...
    looloo55 looloo55 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Dear mom Thank you for divorcing my father!

    I have often wondered what happened to him; why he wanted me so much and yet never came to visit me after you kicked him out. I never quite got how you could say that he loved me, if he didn’t even try to see me once. It took me a while to understand how anyone could choose...
    Vanaheim Vanaheim 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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    And according to dad my moms a cheating

    thieving narsacistic ***** and according to mom dads an abusive dead beat assbasket who doesn't pay enough child support:(
    Pinkyschwear23 Pinkyschwear23 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I don't have divorced parents yet,

    but they are in the middle of doing so. I am 13 and it's so hard for me to watch fight after fight. I just sit there trying my hardest not to break down and cry because all I can hear is angry shouting. Sometimes they shout at each other in the same room as me and I can't even...
    Avreyxo Avreyxo 13-15, F 10 Responses Aug 30

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    My life started before I was born.

    My parents got married. A few years later my dad started cheating on my mom. She got pregnant with me. Once she was pregnant, she found out that my dad had a baby with his mistress. My mom divorced him. He married the lady. My mom hated him for what he did. I didn't start seeing...
    messedup123 messedup123 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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