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    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

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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...
    LancsgirlKelly LancsgirlKelly 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    They divorced when I was 15.

    It sucked because in the middle of the school year, I had to move out of our nice 3-bedroom house to a small studio with just my mom. My brother was still a senior in high school, and he moved with my dad to the next town over. Luckily, neither of us were too far from our high...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F Aug 18, 2015

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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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    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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    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 10 Responses Aug 17, 2012

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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, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    Hi, I am the daughter of an alcoholic father.

    I am in a communication class and studying about this. Can you please take 5 minutes to quickly take this survey? www.surveymonkey.com/r/JGWX7MZ
    pmthompson pmthompson 18-21, F Sep 21, 2015

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    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

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    couldn't pick a proper group

    but damn I am pissed at my mum. she keeps saying that I am acting like my dad though I hate him just because I said a few words like him. come on man, I haven't seen him in like a 8 years how the hell is it supposed to affect me could you not say that kind of thing? I want to...
    RebelFighter RebelFighter 13-15, F Aug 28, 2015

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    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 16-17, F May 30, 2015

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    Suspect00 Suspect00 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My mom and dad divorced

    when I was 11. but that does not affect my life. my mom and dad didn't live together since I was 3 or 4 years old due to some crisis and I stayed with mom at my grandmother's house. so I'm kinda used to live without my dad. Honestly I was awkward with my dad at first because we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 1, 2015

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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, 2015

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    ConnerC123 ConnerC123 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 23, 2015

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    They got divorced before I was a year old.

    I live with my mum most of the time
    amyisthebest amyisthebest 13-15, F Jan 21

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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, 2015

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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 1 Response Aug 10, 2014

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    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

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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 11 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2015

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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 23 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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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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    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 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

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    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 4 Responses Jan 2

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    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

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    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 5 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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 18 hrs 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 28 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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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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    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, 2015

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    And it sucks. I've to go to my father's home

    and then mother's home. I've to shift every 6 months. My brother's lucky, he is out for studying so he has a fixed place.
    yourcutelittlejo yourcutelittlejo 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19, 2015

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    It tears me up inside to see them continue to

    struggle with relationships since the divorce. I just want them to be happy and I feel so helpless to simply watch breakup after breakup continue to happen. My dad has dated quite a few people since the divorce, all but the most recent ending pretty badly. He had been on the...
    Jillbill8 Jillbill8 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2015

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    I hate it when people talk to me

    and treat me with sympathy now that my parents are divorced. Their divorce did not effect me in any way. In fact, I've been so much more happier since their divorce. My life is better and I wish people would understand that divorce is not always a bad and devastating thing that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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    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 1 day ago

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    Well my parents waren't actually married

    but they were planning to get married after they turn 30 but they broke up when they were both 29 years old and I was only 5 years old.
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2015

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    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 2 Responses Oct 7, 2015

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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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    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...
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