Is Having Divorced Parents A Normal Thing To Go Through And Experience?
Start writing a post

Is Having Divorced Parents A Normal Thing To Go Through And Experience?

Divorced parents...

Is Having Divorced Parents A Normal Thing To Go Through And Experience?

I used to think having divorced parents was a normal thing to have and experience…I thought that was the way life worked. I guess I was wrong.

Not only was I 9 months old and would think now that I didn’t remember anything..which I don’t but I do remember the feelings I had.

Not seeing one parent that much daily, or only seeing them every other weekend as was scheduled and planned legally.

The scheduling and different rooms I had to experience gave me anxiety. To go through that, not only for a baby, but for any kid is a terrible thing to experience over all.

Many of the 1.5 million children in the U.S who have parents that are divorced or separated every year… Feel as if their worlds are falling apart. Nothing would be the same, or even feel the same anymore. Since I have divorced parents I always was into the research and as I was researching about it one day I have discovered that the divorce rate in the United States is the highest in the world. 50 percent of marriages end in divorce.

As I got older I used to hear these phrases a lot "Am I picking you up at your mom's or dad's house?” "Oh my god, I'm so sorry your parents are divorced." "What is it like having two holidays?" "Which parent do you love more?” It was a really hard topic to talk about and explain to my friends. I couldn’t understand why it was so hard.

I was also always comparing myself to most of my friends at school because they had parents who were together and married for many many years. I would think to myself and ask “I wonder how that must be.”

Overall having divorced parents isn’t that great, but also its not too bad. I realized that I've learned to be realistic when it comes to love. Love is precious. I've learned what I want for my children and what I want out of a relationship and future marriage. I learned a valuable lesson watching my parents while I was growing up.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

9 Things Tall People Are Tired Of Hearing

Yep. The weather is fine up here... I've totally never heard that before.


Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE being tall. Sometimes I even wish I was taller. One of the downsides of being tall however, is having to put up with ridiculous questions and statements. I can assure that all tall people are tired of being asked what the weather is like "up here", but here are a few other things we don't want to hear anymore.

Keep Reading... Show less

We truly love it here in the Badger State. Here are a few things Wisconsinites can relate to.

Keep Reading... Show less

Five Types Of People In Fall

From yummy pumpkin spice lattes to scary movies, fall has it all and then some.

Destination Logan County Illinois

Oh fall, the most marvelous time of year...right? Every approaches fall differently, some pumpkin spice-tastically and some not so enthusiastically. We can't all be Autumn lovers, so here are five types of people in fall. Grab a cup of hot coca, sit back, and enjoy.

Keep Reading... Show less

If you're like me, by this time of year you're over summer. The beach, the sunshine, and the heat were all great, but now we're itching for blanket scarves, football, and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING! As the new season approaches, your relationship can benefit from some old traditional dates and some new fresh ideas! Here are a couple great date ideas for you and your boo to try out this fall.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

Social Media Or Soul Media

To the generation that cares way too much about affirmation.

Emma Smith
  • This semester I am taking the ever so famous class, Writing 101. Walking into it, I had heard the horror stories about each major assignment. I have to admit, it’s not a class that I am fond of. But, major assignment #2 got me thinking, we had to create a research question based off of a topic that we are interested in.

Two weeks prior, I watched a very interesting documentary on Netflix. Miss Representation was recommended to me by one of my friends and I have to say the topic is absolutely mind blowing. Social Media and Female Body Image. How Social Media makes girls see this unnatural perfection of ‘beauty’ that really doesn’t exist. But female body image isn’t the only thing affected by social media.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments