Family Interview : My Sister Essay
Throughout the semester, I have been very excited about this paper and jumped at the opportunity to interview my older sister, Michelle. Our family is a little unconventional, but I would not change it for the world. My sister and I both have the same father, but different mothers due to divorce and remarriage. Interestingly enough, my sister is thirteen years older than me, causing us to spend most of our lives at different points and milestones. Within recent years, we have become extremely close and this interview allowed for me to get a better understanding of her life.
Michelle has been happily married to her husband, Michael, for 10 years and she refers to him several times throughout the interview. She is 34 years old and a mother of four children (my nephew and three beautiful nieces). She is my inspiration and her marriage is something that I hope to have in the future. We decided that for purposes of this assignment, it would be best to talk about the topics of separation and divorce, remarriage, martial happiness, and the parent/child relationship. We both have experienced the difficulties of divorce, and she was able to give some great understanding about how remarriage affected her as a child and as an adult, while correlating what marital happiness and her family relationships means to her.
Separation and Divorce
Divorce is something that many American families and individuals are affected by in one-way or another. According to Cohen’s…