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. Growing up my parents have been great parents to me except for the fact that they take their anger for each other out on me. They (my mom especially) expect me to choose sides. Nobody will take blame for their own faults. As the years have gone on their relationship has gotten worse. They no longer speak to one another because when they do it turns into a huge public verbal fight. As I got older around the age of 6 they made it my responsibility to be the messenger between them. The messages relayed were mostly due to money situations which brought arise to a completely new set of arguments and frustrations. I have grown up having to deal with the emotional beat downs from them that really only makes me realize that I am the common denominator between them and without me they would no longer have to think hear or talk to one another ever again. It's a really stressful burden to carry and I commend all of you out there having to deal with the stresses of your parents poor relationships. It truely affects all parts of you life and will never go away. But because of it I am a stronger and more independent person and I know you all are as well.