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I Have Divorced Parents

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    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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    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 Apr 20

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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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    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 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 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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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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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    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 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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    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 4 days ago

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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 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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    My parents were divorced

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

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

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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 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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    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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    The hardest part is to see the two people you

    love most fighting in the worst, most unloving way
    Lifefucksusall Lifefucksusall 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 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 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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    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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    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 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 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 3 Responses Jan 16

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

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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