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Divorce Hurts

My parents got divorced seven years ago. They separated when I was ten years old. They got a divorce six days after Christmas. It has been hard on us kids. Sometimes it still bothers me.

My brother is the one who took things the hardest. Over the years, he’s become very angry and has a hard time in relationships. But, he’s still a good kid. My younger sister goes through spurts of good and bad. One day she gets all A’s in school, the next day she’s failing. She also struggles with relationships.

Initially, I became very depressed and ran from life. However, now life is better. My life is good, and I have many things for which to be thankful. One is my two-year-old daughter. Another is my boyfriend of over two years.

I have learned many things from my parents. One is to not fight in front of your kids. It is can hurt them emotionally. Another is to know for sure that the person you marry is the right one. When I get married, I need to know he is the one for me. We will commit to be together for the rest of our lives. I don’t want to put my daughter through what my parents put our family through!

I’m trying to make good choices and get my life on the right track. I am going to college this fall. When I turn 18, I am moving away from the chaos of home.

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