Personal Narrative Essay: The Impact Of Divorce

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My parents divorced when I was 10. Their divorce did not have much of a lasting impact on me. For a short time I was mad at my parents for doing this to me. But then I figures out that this was good for my family. My parents argued, cheated, and fought while they were married. When they divorced it did not really surprise me. They would regularly stay at separate houses, and spend time apart. The divorce actually helped everyone close and heal. Although divorce is never something I would wish upon a family or a child to experience, it has many ways of benefiting a child than no. Through divorce children learn to adapt to their surroundings, grow up faster, and how a good relationships should go. When my parent’s divorced I had to learn how …show more content…
Their relationship was built upon an unstable ground that was constant arguing and quarreling. Growing up and maturing in a divorced family I used my parents marital mistakes to learn from. My parents got married very young and had children very young. I have learned that this is not the best-case scenario for couples. Norval D. Glenn, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin writes about the “good divorce”, a divorce where parents maintain their financial and emotional responsibility for the kids. Glenn he states "compared to those whose parents have good divorces, women whose parents had bad divorces were more likely to report they were any good quality, lasting first marriage.” (Gleen). Children who have divorced parents learn to find someone they can count on, not jumping into a relationship too soon, and to feel appreciated by their significant other. Grant W. Mohi from The University of Central Florida Sociology Department wrote a study about parental divorce on children. He writes, “in many ways parental divorce does not have an impact on young adults ability to form and maintain romantic relationships” (Mohi). My brothers and I have had several relationships that were long lasting and were not impacted by my parents divorce. My parents were a very nice, caring, and loving couple. They often told my brothers and I that being happy is the only thing that mattered. They showed

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