divorce story of Maria

by maria
(sydney, Australia)

My parents told me they were getting a divorce 3 weeks ago. When they sat me down after school, before they could say anything I burst out "You're breaking up aren't you?!" I hadn't been expecting it but when I said it everything made sense.

I didn't cry straight away. Just stared at the wall while they talked. Then my dad said "And I've found a place a few suburbs away.." and I burst out in tears. I refused to go to school the next day and instead stayed home and cried. I felt like my whole world had been cracked in two.

What I was most scared about was how I would divide the time between them. I'm an only child, so whenever I was with the other parent I knew they would be upset and that broke my heart.

My dad has moved out already and we are trying to see if it works that I am with my mum monday-friday and my dad friday-sunday.

The hardest thing I've found is looking back at how oblivious I was and also how lucky. I took everything for granted and if I could go back in time I would spend every minute with both my parents.

I miss the old times.

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Sep 08, 2014
Thanks for sharing your story
by: Emily

Dear Maria,

How brave of you to share your story about your parent's divorce. Other visitors with similar experiences will find strength as they learn from your words that they are not the only person in the world with divorcing parents.

Keep up your spirit and stay focussed on the positive things of your life.

Thank you,


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