Went from love to divorce

by Lily
(London )

When I was 6 my parents got divorce and it killed me.

My whole family went into depression and now my dad has a girlfriend. I like her but her kids are the most annoying people I've ever met.

My mom also has a boyfriend. I have never met him but I talked to him on a phone and he sounded nice but you never know. I was scared. I still am I dont want new parents well step parents.

I don't to do anything new. I dont like change. I want it to go back to the way it was but its not going to happen.

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May 27, 2013
by: Emmily Napier

Dear Lily,

Thank you very much for sharing your story.

How sad for you that your parents divorce. It is never nice if parents brake up.

You write that you do not like change. Unfortunately change is a fact of life. You cannot hold it back.

You get older each year. You go to the next class at school and to the next until you go to the next level of education. After that you will probably find yourself a nice job.

And maybe a boyfriend, marriage and children.

Of course you will think back about how things were in the past. About happy moments and unhappy events.

Not all change is nice, but much depends on your attitude.

To me change means visiting and knowing new places. Meeting new persons and developing new relationships. Learning new things related to my job.

It also includes letting go of old habits, things, sometimes of your home. Also if you stay in the same home, things will change. A brother or sister moves out or you get new neighbours.

20 years ago we did not have the internet nor mobile phones. 10 years ago we did not have social media. Google came into the picture.

A lot of improvements have been made regarding safety and health in our lives. We (have to) pay much more attention to our environment.

The financial crisis hit a few years ago. People that lost their job experienced a lot of change in their lives unwillingly.

The list goes on and on.

Many of the events that drive change our out of our circle of influence. But how these changes impact your life are up to the individual.

You can try to fight change or you can embrace it. If you embrace it, you go with the flow.

By embracing I mean that you do not put your energy in trying to stop or reverse change, but that you use your energy to turn change into your advantage.

Most of the above mentioned changes have made this world a better place. I enjoy many of them every day and I am grateful for it.

Best regards,


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