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I Have Divorced Parents

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    My parents are not bad people.

    They're just not making love. Nothing lovely or productive comes from their relationship together. People only hurt them because of their way of life and pessimism. The worst part is that even their off springs are people too, and you can't force someone to love you, even if it...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 18

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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 and the did so. Until then I had thought it was normal for adults to close the door when they were had an argument or when the raised...
    PleaseFindMe PleaseFindMe 16-17, F Jul 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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    paola93 paola93 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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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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    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 Jun 3, 2013

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    Does anyone else have problems with their step

    father? At this point I'm just ready to leave. It's been literally 10 years since my mom and I have spent time alone. He always wants to tag along. I need to talk to her about something important and she never asks him to leave. So I'm just ready to give up on a relationship...
    JuBear424 JuBear424 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I ******* hate my parents,

    making me go to my moms and **** when they know I hate it here.
    ahoyitsbailey ahoyitsbailey 16-17, F Jul 4

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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

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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 Apr 5

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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 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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    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 26 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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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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    Even though my parents have been divorced

    for 8 years, it still hurts when they fight.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    princess4567 princess4567 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    My parents divorced when I was 3.

    My grandparents also divorced and I hope I either get it right the first time... if you know what I mean, or never marry. This is definitely not a family tradition that I want to continue.
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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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 14 Responses Dec 11, 2011

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    I haven't seen my dad in over ten years.

    On Fathers' Day in Sunday School we were given the task to write 1.) What has your dad taught you? 2.) What do you wish he'd taught you? 3.) What do you wish he would've done for you? For the first I wrote: He taught me that intelligence is the key to success and I believe that...
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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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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    My parent got a divorced

    when I was very young and when that happen I didn't see my dad for 2-3 yeahs and I kept on asking my mom and made it worst for her so I stop and I got super mature that why I am able to understand and listen to people. But I hide my mature side.
    FighterWolf FighterWolf 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    Money does something to people,

    it changes them. I saw my family break apart piece by piece because of it. It was Not even greed. My family owned a small restaurant and it didn't do so well, shortly after it closed. My parents argued over it day and night. Eventually my mother just got fed up and divorced my...
    tommyfung tommyfung 16-17, M Jul 5

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    There was only really one point in my life

    that I felt truly happy, but that was when I was very little. I was outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic, and I thought I had the perfect family. That only lasted a few years before things went down hill. I would see my parents arguing and yelling at each other all the time. One...
    differrentt differrentt 13-15, F Jun 21

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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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    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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    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

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    Why is it that step parents always want us to

    love them then go all crazy when we hate them. I never asked you to marry my parent so why should I be required to treat you like you're welcome? If I don't like you now I'm not going to like you. Do they think we owe them something?
    JuBear424 JuBear424 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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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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    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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    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 Nov 17, 2013

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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 when I was only four years

    old and my mother was pregnant with my little sister. My dad lives a good plane ride from where I live, but I haven't been in the state I was born in since my parents' divorce. I haven't seen my dad in person since I was four years old. But I do have occasional contact with...
    FR3DR1CKA FR3DR1CKA 16-17, F Jun 23

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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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 parents separated 4 years ago,

    divorced two, my mom got a bf a week after it was final, now engaged, she hasn't talked to my sister in a few years and soon won't be speaking with me
    cmalley7 cmalley7 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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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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    My parents separated in the late summer of 2006

    when I was six, probably the worst time to split up as it is around about the age where you start to notice other people's feelings and be aware of uncomfortable or upsetting situations. I had counselling of all types at that age but they kind of fizzled out. It was a sticky...
    natasha2607 natasha2607 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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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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    It is the worst feeling next to getting your

    heart broken, I expected it and I was 20, not living at home when it happened, I cried and cried because it was the end of my family as I knew it. I still get sad sometimes for what it was and what it could be but I have a strong relationship with both my parents and we can be...
    myworld39 myworld39 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I don't even remember a time wen my parents

    together. I honestly don't think they were even still together wen I was born. My mom won't talk and I don't ask cause it just makes her angry which in-turn gets me hurt
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Well my best friends parents are getting a

    divorce but they're pretty much my parents. But I need to help her out through it. What should I do?
    cotygal123 cotygal123 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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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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    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 5 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    I always end up having to go to my fathers house

    and I absolutely hate it here... He's so impulsive and I don't ever feel safe around him. 😥
    okjulianna okjulianna 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Having divorced parents

    since the age of 4-5 has definitely made a major impact in my life. I know some people act like its no big deal but it really is. Some people get lucky enough to have both parents live close. Yet that isn't the case for me I currently live in Illinois and my mom, step dad, and...
    Baswieg Baswieg 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    When I was 15 my parents ill fated 16

    relationship finally imploded. It stsrted with a mysterious letter sent to our family home while my father was away. My siblings and I know Bylorussian&Russian addition to English,so my mother handed it over to me to read,but I couldn't understand it. My sister could though...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M Jul 15

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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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    Luckily, I have had it a lot better

    than most kids with divorced parents. My parents are still friends, I get to see them whenever I want, plus double holidays!
    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F Jul 4

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    After being physically tortured

    and mentally mind ****** for the first 6 years of my life, I just walked out with my mum and baby brother. We fleed that night despite the knife threat my father had issued. Best ******* decision I've ever made. Never missed him, never needed him. I guess that's why I feel so...
    diegosauns diegosauns 16-17, M Jun 26

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    But I' meant to be born.

    So, deal with it.
    Uxio Uxio 18-21, M Jun 23

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    So here is the thing,

    my parents got divorced few months ago and i live with my mother, also with my little bros 9 and 7. About their divorce they agreed that the fortune of our family will be split into 5 equal parts, mine my mom bros and dad. My dad say that he wanted to take my part and also my...
    dioaj dioaj 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 28

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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 18-21, M 7 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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