Personal Experience Of Divorce

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Ana Preciado
September, 26, 2016
Personal Experience Essay

I had a very happy and fun childhood, my brother and I are two years apart which made for always having a partner in crime. We have great memories of summers in Mexico and running around with the neighborhood kids. Most of my memories as a child are of my brother and I getting in trouble together and having crazy ideas of making tree houses and having a farm. When I turned ten years old my life changed completely, my mom told me her and my father would be getting divorced. My initial reaction was to say no, just plain no. Weeks and months went by before anything happened and I thought my life would continue as it was but one night my mother and father brought my brother and
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I realized how much a child can be affected by their parent 's actions and how much their lives could change forever. I always felt like I needed to protect him because he was my little brother, but this was a pain I couldn’t take away. My parent 's divorce had a drastic effect on my and my brother 's education as well, we were suddenly struggling in school and had a hard time staying up to speed in our classes. I have a clear memory of my fifth-grade teacher telling me that I needed to be okay, she said: We all go through difficult things in life, my husband and I also went through a divorce and like you, my son has to deal with the consequences of our choices. It’s not easy but you need to succeed and come out of this on your own. At the time I didn’t understand that I needed tough love and that at ten years old I was extremely depressed and overwhelmed by all the changes in my life. I thought I would never be able to live with what my new normal …show more content…
My first boyfriend broke up with me for my best friend. In retrospect, it was one of the best things that could have happened to me because it taught me not to trust or depend on anyone but myself. At the time it felt like my world was coming to an end and I would never live past that moment of betrayal. I spent most of my childhood trying to grow up and take on more responsibilities than I should, at seventeen I got pregnant and had to deal with the consequences of my actions. My mother and boyfriend insisted that I have an abortion and every day for five months I had to fight with both of them to keep my

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