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I thought my parents would stay together until they died — you know, just like they promised in their vows.
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.
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 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.”