Essay about The Issue Of The Divorce Rate

788 Words Sep 16th, 2015 4 Pages
The divorce rate in 2014 was 50% among Americans. While growing up the idea of a divorce never even crosses most kids minds. Over the past few decades the rate of divorces among families has skyrocketed to the point where its seen as a norm. My family was added to this statistic at the age of 13. This was anything but an easy divorce. Going through this experience has made me into a stronger person mentally, physically, and spiritually. Physically this was a very distressing ordeal. I had to move from house to house constantly to be with my mom and dad. Not only this but I had to help move because we had to downsize from one medium sized home to two smaller. I was participating in sports much less, I was on the lacrosse team and quit because I lost interest. At home I was spending most of my time moping and sleeping. I lost the urge to be social and hang out with friends. This was bad because I now had much more time for other activities that would end up making the situation much worse. Mentally this was the hardest of all. It was a very stressful ordeal. I had to deal with not only my emotions but everyone in my family also. I was often depressed because of the tear that had occurred in my once picture perfect family. I would often stay awake throughout the night just laying there thinking of what used to be. A major part of it was putting on a mask and staying positive. I had to do this to help my mom, who was having the hardest time coping. The hardest part of the…

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