Can't Remember Parents Together, But Trying To Hang In Here. :)

Let me start off by saying I'm a 13 year old teenage boy and I live in Massachusetts and I'm in 8th grade with one older brother. My parents had a divorce when I was approximately 2 years old, and it's been pretty rough in ways. I see my father every other weekend, and he has quite honestly been through hell and kind of, in  a way caused us hell to. I love my father to death, but he made some dramatic mistakes. When I was about 5 or 6, he met a woman named Nikki who had also been divorced and had 2 kids. For about 3 or 4 years they were together and I would go over to her apartment every other weekend. They got married when i was probably about 10. They divorced at right around when i was 11 1/2. So now, I haven't seen her kids, my step brother and sister, in about 2 years, and have only talked via online to one of them. So then about a year later, about 12 and 9 months, he introduces me to another woman, Lisa. I enjoy being at her house more, as she is nicer and isn't strict, mean at times, etc. So now, I know 2 kids older than me (Lisa's sons), and Nikki's children who I haven't seen in a couple of years. That hurt me a bit, and I've been dealing with it. However, my dad has been recently diagnosed with a rare disease in the stem of the brain which limitates almost all functions of the human body. It is now hard for him to play golf, and even just walking, he often has a cane. He may have only 5 years or so to live. I had a bowling tournament on Saturday/Sunday and I scavenged through the bowling alley to find a chair, or else he would have to sit in the car for about 4 hours( it was my weekend with him). I love him to death, don't get me wrong, but he has caused my brother and I pain in the past 5 years, and with the divorce as a whole. Now for my Mom. I love her to death. She has been very, very cautious and laid back with other men. She only met up with one man, and that relationship ended in about 2 or 3 years. That was probably from when I was about 5 to about 8 years old. Now, she hasn't been seeing a single man for about 5 years, and she's really a hero. I live in a decent sized house, and she is the best money manager and the most organized person i have ever seen. She has been supporting my whole family, including my grandmother who lives downstairs, for more than 10 years. That's something to be recognized, in my opinion. So anyways, I just thought I'd tell my story, and please ask any questions you'd like, I want to help others. :)
coreyvette coreyvette
13-15, M
1 Response May 8, 2012

So sorry! My parents divorced when I was 7 and my sister was 5. We split the week pretty evenly between two houses.