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I Have Divorced Parents

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    My parents divorced when I was 3,

    I always heard that my dad was getting work done in Cape Verde. I found out last night when I asked my mom when my father was coming back :|
    TheAmazingLucaMan TheAmazingLucaMan 13-15, M Oct 23, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    My parents divorced when I was 11 years old.

    I cant believe its been two decades since then. My father has remarried and my mother hasnt. It was extremely difficult for about 8-10 years until the effects slowly dissipated.
    Xhaxabrel Xhaxabrel 26-30, M Feb 17

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    my parrents didn't not

    because they love each other they dont, but they respect each other and feel responsible, my father is a faithful man a real Man loyal to his wife. I'm fortunate to have them . people are so narrow minded when they talk about love and romance, they are great but come on...
    Iamdusk Iamdusk 36-40, M Feb 21

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    I'm seventeen and my parents have been divorced

    since I was two. to be honest, I'm a bit of a minority because it doesn't bother me at all. It's just.. normal. I'm very grateful that my parents are divorced actually because now I have a loving stepmother and stepfather and three amazimg brothers. sorry about this...
    KittyTittyGang KittyTittyGang 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    The emotional drainage is endless.

    Again, my mom asked about my plans for college. I don't blame her. She has to plan for her own life after I'm gone. I'm just always reluctant to tell her because I know she'll cause hell no matter what I say. However, I have to be a little proud because I told her the truth well...
    mishandle mishandle 18-21, F Oct 15, 2014

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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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    The lies don't stop. I don't get it.

    Ever since I was a child my mother would repeat to me all the things that went down during the divorce. She'd tell me such nasty things, that if you heard them you'd question why do I even still love my father. I ask my dad about these lies, and he denies them. He says my mom...
    mishandle mishandle 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    My mom is dating a guy whom I very much dislike.

    I think he is not nice, doesn't keep to his word, and speaks very dirty language. I would never ruin their relationship but it's so hard
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    i am 11 turning 12 years old,

    and my parents have been divorced for as long as i can remember, so i'm used to going back and forth between them. i have ALWAYS preferred my mom more than my dad, such as always missing my mom when i am there, but i have never once missed my dad-EVER. I know it sounds cold...
    anonymouse903 anonymouse903 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    My adopted parents divorced

    when I was 18, instead of picking sides, I moved off to college. I'm now 30 years old, and moved back to my old neighborhood for a job offer. My parents are stilling in the same neighborhood, only difference is they are re-married to different people and live on different...
    stepharem stepharem 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    Ddghhtddghyg Ddghhtddghyg 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    My parents were divorced

    when I was a child.
    jacobnc jacobnc 41-45, M Feb 22

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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, 2014

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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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    My parents got divorced two years ago.

    I still remember that sickening feeling when my parents told me. I was twelve, and for awhile, I'd been noticing that they'd been fighting. Over the stupidest things, too. Like how my dad never did the dishes right, and how my mom didn't always do the laundry on time. I didn't...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2014

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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 51-55, F 10 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    My mother divorced my father

    when I was about 4. I am 22 now. I kept asking her when I was little, why she split with Dad, and she kept saying because she hated him. I love him, even though he dished out spankings, belts and the wooden spoon. She is currently married to my stepfather, who is quite stern...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 3

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 1, 2011

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    My dad left my mom and I

    when I was only 2. After a while I went back and forth but now that I'm older he seems to not contact me and I haven't been going at all, and tbh it kinda sucks sometimes but usually I don't care and idk why, I guess I'm used to it
    raeganshae raeganshae 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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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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    It's so hard to see the two people

    who has been together more than half of my life fight together as though they were just another person on the street. It kills me to see them fight because they loved each other so much. My worst nightmare is that they end it violently
    sparksofinsanity sparksofinsanity 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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    The good thing about having divorced parents

    who dont talk to each other is you can say you're going to the others house but rly go anywhere
    reeessa reeessa 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2014

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    Having to choose between my mother

    and father for every damn holiday! It makes me so upset and makes them even more when I "choose" the other. I hate this :/
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    Since I Was 3 and I Have No Idea What My Use to

    Be Father Even Looks Like- I am the 1st of what would soon be 3 children in a marriage that lasted barely 4 years. My baby sister was born 2 1/2 years after me and several months after our mother had fled the marital home with my little brother and myself. Her husband,a native...
    Nevalost Nevalost 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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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 51-55, F 22 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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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, 2014

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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 4 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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    Hello EP peeps! My own parents are divorced.

    I have other family members who have been divorce and friends too. So, I have witnessed many family breakups. For these reasons have pushed me to write about this phenomena. Actually, I am blogging about it. I would love to hear your feedbacks on my blog. If you could share your...
    Mayah09 Mayah09 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2014

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    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

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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, 2014

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    My parents got divorced

    while I was in 3rd grade. However, two years ago my dad remarried and the step mom has always hated me, she kicked me out twice for cutting and for coming out. I started counseling with my dad and things started to get better between me and my dad for the first time in forever...
    Theawkwardbrokenone Theawkwardbrokenone 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    So my parents are divorced

    and I can say for sure that's one of the best things that has ever happened in my family. Right now they act like best friends - go to cinema together, talk for hours etc. Not a single argument has happened compared to how they used to argue every two days. When they got...
    dahilia dahilia 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    They spilt up when I was 4

    and my Dad has done unforgivable things to Mum. I live with Mum weekdays and Dad weekends. I'm used to it.
    pickapon pickapon 13-15, F Oct 27, 2014

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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 28 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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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 30 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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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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    My dad is a f**ker and cheated on my mom.

    I am going through a lot of stress. My dads side of my family has struggled with depression for a long time. My great grandpa committed suicide and my grandpa who I love so much almost did last week. My dad has depression and I think I do too. I hate my dad and he's not the same...
    swimsomemore swimsomemore 13-15, M Nov 14, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 15 Responses Dec 11, 2011

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    I don't remember a time

    when parents were together. I don't even know what a functioning family is like. I guess I have TV to show me, right? My parents divorced when I was four, and my dad moved out on my fourth birthday (thats what my mom tells me). When my parents were going through court, My mom...
    mishandle mishandle 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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

    two of you! I hate this so much.
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2014

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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, 2014

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    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

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