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I thought my parents would stay together until they died — you know, just like they promised in their vows.
Alcohol never forced itself into my hand. It never pushed its way down my throat. And it never asked to be abused by me. Those choices were all mine.
When I lost my leg, my whole world was turned upside down. This is my story…
There’s been such a huge loss. A large part of their soul was gutted when their family was ripped apart. It took me too long to truly understand the pain they had been through.
“You know, mom, blood is thicker than water.” The words were biting, hard to receive. The undertone of my son's comment was clear: "you should have prioritized me above your new husband."
How can a boy expect to fill Dad’s shoes when he leaves?
The American dream was lining up for us. We were living the life. But there was still this unhappiness, like a buzz in the background that never went away.
I became a very quiet child, no longer the happy kid I used to be. I wanted answers. “Why did my mom leave me?” was all I could think about.
I will never forget the Christmas party where I witnessed a family being torn apart.
Divorce is anything but easy, and it often is not what we would have chosen, but you can rebuild your life into something wonderful.
Divorce is not just between two people. It affects others close to you, especially if you have kids. Virtually all children whose parents are separating experience painful feelings such as fear, loss, anger, and confusion. But you can help them through it.
Yesterday, as I stood in front of a judge and listened to questions being answered, my legs were barely able to hold me up. And then I heard this question from the other attorney, being asked of my ex-husband, “Is your marriage over?” Without hesitation, the reply came, “Yes.”