"Child Divorce Story of Miranda B."

by Miranda Bess
(Altamont, TN USA)

My parents filed for divorce when I was nine. Before the divorce my brothers and myself saw them fight almost everyday, and when I say fight I mean physically.

They would always scream at each other and I would go hide under a table or run to my room and close the door.

One day I got up the courage to just tell them to stop acting like little kids and they stopped fighting. My dad looked at my mom and told her that I was right, they were acting like kids. They got the divorce finalized and went their separate ways.

I didn't get to see my dad as often as I wanted to because my mom always told him that we didn't want to see him anymore and that we hated him. I told him that it wasn't true. My mom is still telling him lies and filling his head full of crap and I'll be 18 this year.

My parents still fight and they haven't been together in 9 years. Now their fights are over the phone about me and my brothers.

A few years ago my mom had started telling my dad that I said that I never wanted to see him or talk to him and he wouldn't answer my phone calls, I didn't know why he wouldn't answer.

He finally answered one call out of 34 and I cussed him out for not calling me or anything else, all because I didn't know what my mom told him. I would never wish that on anybody.

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May 12, 2012
by: Miranda Bess

She thought that if she kept us away from our dad that we would never want to see him or talk to him again, but that isn't how it worked. I know live with my dad and am going to graduate high school in a few days.

May 12, 2012
I am wondering
by: Emmily Napier

Dear Miranda,

Thanks a lot for you personal contribution. Your story explains clearly that divorced parents that keep on fighting are not putting the well being of their children on top of their priority list.

For you and for other children of divorce, it is already sad enough when your parents divorce.

Do you know why your mother tried to keep you away from your father? Did she do the same with your brothers?

What did you learn from this?

I hope for you that you can make up some of the lost time with your father and that both of you will enjoy it very much.

Best regards, Emmily Napier

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