My Parent's Divorce

My parents’ divorce has been going on for five years now. It has affected me because I have been living with this divorce since I was 12 years old. My mom and I did not have a good relationship because my mom would take out a lot of her aggression on me. Her marriage stressed her out so she became rude to me. This leads me to this incident that happened with my mom. My mom told me to take a walk so I decided to grab a book, and sit on some benches to read. My mom got mad at me because she couldn’t find me and went to go pick my brother up. When she finally found me, she got mad and frustrated. We got into a huge fight and I ended up on the ground because I fell. I laid on the ground crying so she lightly tapped me with her foot to tell me to …show more content…
My mom, being the sole provider of the family, got sick of my dad not contributing to the family . She had to do all the house duties (laundry, dishes, cooking, etc.) by herself with no help. Looking back on it now, I feel bad that I didn’t help her. My dad took advantage of her financially as well, because my dad would spend her money but my mom was the only one providing for the family. My mom got frustrated, so she divorced my dad and started dating again shortly after. My dad found out she had a boyfriend and twisted it to make it look like he was being cheated on to his children. He told my brother and me about emails, suggesting she had an affair and confronted my mom about this issue in front of my brother and me. After my dad told me all of this information about my mom, I should’ve realized that my dad was brainwashing …show more content…
I would blurt out things that came to mind. I became more self aware with what I say, so that the misunderstanding with my mom would not happen again. This has shaped my relationship with my friends and my family as well. Before, my mom and I did not have a good relationship. But since we started going to therapy for three years now, our relationship has been great. My mom has been my best friend; she makes me laugh and we travel together (China, Puerto Rico, Bay Area, etc.). This has also affected the relationship with my friends because I told them everything that happened. Now they are now my best friends, we share everything now (food, clothes, houses etc.). This has made me live life differently because now I became more conscientious about the words I use and how it affects people. This whole situation has immensely affected my relationship with my dad. Before I believed every word my dad said and never thought about what he was saying or how it could affect me. I never thought of my dad to be manipulative until after hearing my mom’s side of the marriage. Then, I started going towards my mom’s side and believing what she said. Now, my relationship with my dad has become so bad that it’s awful to live in the same house with

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