Why I'm Thankful For My Parents' Divorce
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Why I'm Thankful For My Parents' Divorce

Sometimes the worst of times can be for the best.

Why I'm Thankful For My Parents' Divorce
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Being a child of divorce is a hard thing to go through in life. It's something that is easy to dwell on, but you shouldn't. It's a known fact that it can make life harder on anyone, but in actuality, it's for the best for everyone. It takes a long time to realize that, at least it did for me. At the time, I thought it was the end of the world. And I still feel like that at times.

The idea of a divorce is fun to some people when you're young. Some kids are envious because they think, "Oh, so you get two of everything now?" But when it happens to you in your teens or later, it's more of a "life as I know it is over" type of situation. But in reality, it's the start of a new life, a new life for the better.

A new life can be difficult to adjust to, even when it's not after a divorce. But it's how you adjust to it that matters. I hear of other children who go through divorce by being vindictive, and spread lies about their parents from one parent to another. To me, that is most likely the worst way to go through a divorce. While being a child of divorce, you have already gone through your parents leaving one another. So, why would you want to turn them against each other even more?

If you go about divorce a more correct way, you can see that your parents are happier being separated. All you ever wanted was your parents to be happy. And if that consists of them leading separate lives, then that's okay. It's what best for them, and that's all you want. I know that it's all I ever wanted. Seeing them happy makes me happy. And it makes me realize that the divorce was for the best. Not just for them, but for everyone.

So I guess in a way, you can say that I'm thankful for my parents' divorce. It's made me the person that I am today. I survived one of the hardest periods in my life. And it's made me stronger. It's made my parents happier. So in the end, I can happily say that I know it was for the best. It has made my sister, my parents and myself better and happier people. Therefore, I am thankful for my parents and their divorce, and the person it has made me. I don't know where I'd be without it. I know that I wouldn't be who I am now. And I am grateful for everything it has done for me and everyone it has affected.

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