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I Have Divorced Parents

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    My parents were divorced

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

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    Both have been divorced again

    and remarried again. I think that's part of the reason I have approached my marriage and family the way I have -- even during the times I questioned I knew the impact of divorced parents...
    alteregoeleven alteregoeleven 46-50, M May 26

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    Well they're not divorced.

    But they're getting one. My home is awkward as. Cos they still live under the same damn roof! I envy my siblings with their own homes. -.-
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 31

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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 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 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 26

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    On my way to work today,

    I met some mothers and their kids who were on their way back from getting school reports. 'Mama, I want to go on a picnic!', said one of those kids. His mother said, 'be patient, you will go with daddy tomorrow, right? You'll go swimming and buy books that you like.' Last day...
    aya10 aya10 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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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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    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 didn't. But I sooooo wish I had Divorced

    parents instead of a spanking mom. Anything feels fair compared to that to be honest. Well Almost anything.
    BaReFooTSexy BaReFooTSexy 26-30, M Jun 5

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    For the first time since the divorce instead of

    calling it home, I called it Dad's house because it is not really home to me anymore. But as soon as I said it, it felt weird.
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response May 26

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    After 48 years together my dad left my mom

    for a younger woman ... I have always looked up to my father and this experience has made it tough. I understand they grew apart, I've been there myself but the way in which he did it is very tough to come to terms with as well as the respect that's lost
    tcross71 tcross71 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 20

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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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    My mum and dad divorced

    when I was 8 years old and it was a hard time for us all :( But throughout that time , and the years since , they put us first :) Both are now in different relationships and I'm happy for them :) life is too short for petty squabling and silly differences. I love them both...
    workinggirlkelly workinggirlkelly 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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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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    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 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...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    When I was 11 my dad was driving

    and he was drunk, I was with him in the car and I literally just could die.. But I didn't knew that.. I hate him so much now. My parents are divorced bc my dad is an *******
    Davynca Davynca 13-15, F Jul 14

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    Ok so it started when I was 5

    and I don't remember much but what I really remember is my mom yelling at my dad and my dad just leaving. I ran out to my dad but he ignored my screaming and crying for him and left. And we used to have a really big house, but my mom said we were moving due to money. I, as a 5...
    ShylySilent ShylySilent 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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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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    It all started back in the summer

    or fall of 2007. I was 6 years old at the time being, and I had to move from a trailer park in a large city to a small country town with my father, who lived with my grandparents. (father's parents) At first, I had no idea why I had to move in with my dad in the first place, but...
    TheGuyWithChocolatePie TheGuyWithChocolatePie 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 17

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 16

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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 31-35, M Feb 17

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

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    My mother filled for divorce on their

    anniversary a week after my 18th birthday so at least there was no custody battle. It's been awkward living in the same house as them. My father doesn't really want the divorce but my mother is bitter because my dad got depressed and when he was depressed he got really mean and...
    Sochocolate4 Sochocolate4 18-21, F Jun 9

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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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    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 29 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    For those of you with divorced parents

    that had a low conflict relationship but were completely unhappy.... Do you think things would have been better had they stuck it out?
    Apple182 Apple182 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    My parents just recently got a divorce

    and i feel like my whole life has been torn apart. Before they split up, my dad lost his job, and we were in really bad debt, my Mom took me out of school to be homeschooled. I still am. It's almost like they don't even care about me anymore, and it really hurts.
    kaylynx kaylynx 16-17, F 2 Responses May 24

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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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, M 2 Responses May 13

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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 11 Responses Aug 17, 2012

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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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    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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    I have a lot of issues

    and if I'm being honest I think living with me father rather then my mother would actually be better for me. How do I tell her that I want to move away?
    BlairGarnet BlairGarnet 18-21, F 1 Response May 25

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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 2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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    somebodysheartbrake somebodysheartbrake 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    I talked with my brother about our feelings due

    to my dad 'going out' with girls. He just thought it was fine, and genuinely seemed okay about it. Am I weird to feel so betrayed by my dad, despite his openness about the whole situation?
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 Response May 19

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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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    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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    Hi, Im Emily nice to meet you!

    I made this profile to express my feelings about my diorced parents. Feel free to share your story with me in message! i will post my story soon- xo Emi
    mylifeinabox1989 mylifeinabox1989 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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