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I Have Divorced Parents

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    My parents never got married

    but they did date as teenagers but my dad was a player bad lived with my now step mother And dated more than one chick at a time my mom got tired of him and moved to have kids of her own that didn't work out their dad use to beat her so she came back home got back with my dad...
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Apr 6

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    98% of the time, my parents splitting is a good

    thing. But sometimes it's bad. My dad has a really bad temper and has harmed my brothers and my mom. I don't know why he hasn't touched me. Last night, he was upset that my brother wasn't coming over and didn't tell him. He called my brother and yelled at him. Then he texted and...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F Apr 12

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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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    I know it's long but please read!

    ! I don't have anyone to talk to!... My parents divorce is very recent. My dad moved out in the beginning of the school year and right away him and his girl friend moved in together, they were dating before my parents got divorced. I strongly dislike his girlfriend though she's...
    chica201 chica201 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    I'm going to try and explain this

    as best as I can and keep it short- When I was born my Mom was in an abusive relationship, of course she left but after the divorce I started spending time with both of my parents. At first this wasn't so bad, I was too young to understand what was really going on. As I started...
    ToBeHuman ToBeHuman 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    After being a child bride at 15

    and my father was 17, she felt she had enough of his childish crap after 10 years of hell. My mother said the only good thing in that marriage and in her life that came out of it, was me.
    TanTwink TanTwink 22-25, M 5 days ago

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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 4 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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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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    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 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 26, 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 27 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    As a child, I remember witnessing the

    separation of my parents, not sure how old I was, too small to have seen that. There was a big fight, brutal, stabbing and yelling going and I was there watching, seeing my pops getting stabbed with a butter knife. That was it, they officially separated! My mom left her house...
    MarioPm MarioPm 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Iife without father is much harder with living

    with a mom . I sometimes think he's here but as I look around he's not it hits me so hard I become so depressed..
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Cant stop thinking bout it still in shoked bout

    my parents being divorced it affect me so much !
    paola93 paola93 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    My parents are like a divorced couple,

    but they're still living together. I've never seen them hug or kiss. They sleep in separate rooms on different floors. All they do is argue and criticize each other, and my childhood is rife with memories of my mother crying. Her reasons for staying only make me feel worse. She...
    TheDrummer TheDrummer 16-17, M 7 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    My parents got divorced

    when I was two or three years old. I don't remember them ever being together, which sometimes makes me sad. My dad remarried when I was eight. For the most part I like my stepmom. My parents divorce never really affected me until now. I am realizing how much I miss my dad and...
    MaddieMcQ MaddieMcQ 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Not Sure If I Should Reconnect With My Dad

    I haven't seen my dad in eight years. I honestly don't know much, but my mom told me that she divorced my dad because he was abusive, and addicted to drugs and alcohol. I have a restraining order against him that will "expire(..?)" when I'm 18, which will be in a several months...
    kimlost kimlost 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 13, 2013

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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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    Please Help, Losing Hope...i Need Somebody To Talk To About My Parents Split

    Hello reader, I'm 16 and from Chicago suburbs. Last November of 2011 my father announced he and my mom are splitting up and getting a divorce. I foresaw this years ago when I was in 8th grade, but ever since then it just sat in the back of my mind and would only manifest...
    RKOZ1 RKOZ1 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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    My parents have separated twice in my life

    time; once as a child, again last year. Though, the divorce isn't what's bothering me at this point. As I was growing up I was closer to my Dad than my Mom- but I was blessed to be able to see and talk to them both regularly. Now as an adult I am much closer with my Mom, but...
    ktbakes ktbakes 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Three days after my birthday I found out my

    parents were separating. It looked like things were going on the right track..... I couldn't have been more wrong. I found the divorce papers a couple of days ago... I go through stages of emotions all at once at this very moment. Anger, sadness, depression, anxiety. I feel...
    Sd6752 Sd6752 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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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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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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    My parents divorced when I was 6

    and went on to meet new partners. They both got married. I then found out last week that my father and step mum are getting a divorce. I really don't want to go through it all again x
    Shannono Shannono 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    It all started when my dad overdosed himself on

    prescription pain meds in a way that he was trying to kill himself. That's when us kids felt comfortable telling mom that four out of the five of us had been physically and in some cases mentally abused. After marriage counseling and everything else under the sun to try to...
    ThatAwkwardKid ThatAwkwardKid 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    My Family

    I don't really ever remember my parents being happy together. There were fleeting moments of what looked like happiness or affection, but they never lasted long. They tried to hide it from us but they fought a lot, and eventually decided to divorce. My sister was 11 and I was 8...
    DeenMan DeenMan 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 3, 2013

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    Well no not happy at all my dad went to prison

    my mom moved on again had her last child my dad got of prison and got back with my step mom I think that if my mom wanted him back he would def be back the love they have for each other priceless
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Apr 6

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    paola93 paola93 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    My parents been divorced

    since i was little maybe 2 or 3. Ive knew who my dad was but never had much contact with him ever! Until last thurs (my birthday) i received a card from for the first time ...
    lynn1497 lynn1497 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    My whole childhood all I can remember is the

    abusive relationship between my parents. My dad didn't have a drinking problem but had a bad temper when he did. He broke my mams arms with a phone charger, stabbed her, hit her with a hammer, beat her , broke her nose and constantly putting her down. I have an older brother...
    MelC97 MelC97 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    My parents are divorced

    and my mom remarried
    deven38 deven38 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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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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    So I don't know if this is the right place to

    be venting or what I'm trying to achieve but...I'm 23 and living in a different city to my parents who both have their own 'new lives'. For the most part that's.. fine, I guess. My dad has been in a new relationship for a while but only after a healthy period of living alone...
    Jes90 Jes90 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 15

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I feel like my parents just ruined my life.

    Well not completely but I have to deal with so much emotional issues and I am sick of it. Every time I feel content with myself some other issue from my past screws with my adult life. When will I be a healthy, normal, secure person???
    ihmls ihmls 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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    I looked out of the window,

    The darkness outside has now become my life. I thought of happier times when we used to play, laugh and talk as one. Oh, how I miss those days. Another tear slid slowly down my cheeks As I thought, oh mummy, Oh daddy, Why has darkness now becomes my life? Oh daddy, Oh Mummy
    vit1234 vit1234 13-15, M Apr 8

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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

    when I was like 4 years old. And he took my dog and my sisters 17 so she's going to college soon and I'm gonna miss her. She was a great sister. I went to my dads this weekend and I felt so happy to see him and I didn't want to leave. You don't realize what you have until it's...
    madikinz101 madikinz101 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 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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    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...
    LonexWolf LonexWolf 18-21, F 13 Responses Dec 11, 2011

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    My father had a little problem,

    like most men and some women have. He would have a few drinks and that would lead him into chasing the ladies. I was six years old when my mother divorced my father. After that he never came around much. I guess he was to busy drinking and chasing the ladies.
    KawaiiBoy KawaiiBoy 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    my parents have been divorced

    for about 10 years now. and ive gotten used to it, its not something i think about its just apart of my life. they got divorced because my dad cheated on my mom, and he told her he didn't love her any more. this was the hardest part for me, i totally lost trust in him and our...
    because4 because4 16-17, F Jan 25

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    I live with my mom but

    as in Ecuador we are on holiday my sister is staying with us for a few days, but my mom has been telling us how she rather be at another city with her friends than with us. She doesn't know how feel and how I've felt my hole life, I don't have any friends or social life my only...
    marie1005 marie1005 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    My Childhood

    my parents divorced when i was a child i see my dad every tuesday now he come to my moms house to see me we have a laugh and talk a alot about random stuff we have a great time but i will never forget what happened when when i was a kid with my parents they used to argue a lot i...
    dreamgirl444 dreamgirl444 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    I'm having really bad family problems

    and I have no where to turn.. I can't deal with my parents and who they're with anymore I don't know what to do. it's like I have no parents at all... my life just sucks ..-.-
    giannaxo giannaxo 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Does anyone have a good blended family story?

    My dad remarried and that hasn't been ideal, but now my mom is dating. I'm scared that I'm going to lose her, and it's going to turn out how it did with my dad. I'm trying to see past the fear and remind myself that it can turn out well, but I don't have any examples.
    MaddieMcQ MaddieMcQ 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    My parents are divorced

    and I live with my mom and my older brother. My mom obviously loves my brother more and he gets whatever he wants but if I ask for anything she screams at me. On the other side, my dad is a drunk drug addict and abused my family before he had an affair and ran off. One day the...
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I have cried most nights from haveing horrible

    nightmares of my divorced parents! I am sad, my whole childhood my dream was that my parents would be together forever but now its gone (crushed into pieces! My mean friends (the people that used to be my friends) told everyone that my parents were divorced and that i cry all...
    CJCHICK12 CJCHICK12 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 10 Responses Aug 17, 2012

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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 13 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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