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Dear Mom and Dad: the voice of the child of divorce

By: Teresa Sousa
Canadian Living
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Dear Mom and Dad: the voice of the child of divorce

By: Teresa Sousa
In the last year alone, I have witnessed the break-up of far too many marriages and relationships. The word 'divorce' seems to be running rampant in my small circle of friends. Everywhere I turn, couples are suffering. The hurt they are inflicting and the pain they are feeling is insurmountable. I feel for them. For each and everyone of them. The realization that "happily ever after" is not at all what they thought it would be is a difficult pill to swallow. Then I look at the children and my heart breaks.  They didn't ask for this. I came across this video of the voice of a child of divorce and it hit me hard. I'd like to share it with all the couples going through this very difficult process in their lives right now. [HTML1] "My heart is broken every time I have to give up a parent" "When you fight over me or put me in the middle of your argument you are sending me the message that winning with each other is more important than my life. I am learning from you that it is better to be right than to be loved." "You are teaching me that I came from a person that is unloveable and wrong and that I am somehow wrong too." "When you confide your hurt in my heart, you are storing up adult pain and robbing me of my childhood." "You are taking away my belief that love is unconditional." In the midst of all that you are going through, please don't forget about the children. They are, collaboratively, your greatest achievements and your most precious assets. Please make sure they know that.
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