Essay on My Parent 's Divorce Has Changed My Life

1290 Words Dec 1st, 2015 6 Pages
Some people judge books by their cover; many times they judge people the same way. People like me know that, so we carefully design our covers instead of letting our cover be who we really are on the inside. My parents divorced when I was four years old. I lived with my mom on the weekdays and with my biological father on the weekends. I know a lot of kids have that split life too and like them, my parent’s divorce was the 1st change in shaping my story differently.
My mother remarried when I was 5 years old to a man everyone thought was great from outward appearances, but in reality he was actually terrible. I started being abused by my step-father when I was five and a half years old and it lasted until I was seven years old. This change in my life caused very deep wounds that I didn’t know how to process. My mother ended up divorcing my step-dad for multiple reasons, so at least the abuse stopped even if the damages done were not going to heal for a long, long time… At the age of seven and a half, my biological father died. It was January 1st, 2008, of all days. Never again would I celebrate everyone else’s "happy" New Year’s day. The cause of his passing was an aneurysm in his brain. Even that changed me as now I worry about every pain wondering if something is wrong with me too. On March 10th, 2008, just two months after his passing, my sister and I went into foster care because my mother was an alcoholic and very unstable. I grew up…

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