Effects of divorce in later life.?

January 25, 2008 4:52am CST
been having some realisations about my childhood lately. When i was 7 my parents divorced. I think growing up with out a father has really messed me up. actually. Wierd! I crave to impress him, and no matter what i do never seems enough, im quite taken aback when friends tell me, where you are is just fine! I ve seen him about 3 times in the last 4 years too. The wierd thing is my brother sees him all the time, those two are best mates, they are both airline pilots, im an english teacher. I remembered how nasty i was to my mother through my early years and teens, and feel such regret, these days i feel very distant from her, like my guilt prevents me from being myself around her. I was quite into drugs in my teens and early 20s which alienated me further from my family, screw them, i thought as i marched around dressed like some kind of spkiey haired freak. These days i lack self esteem, down to my earlier choices and earlier situation. Im trying to fix myself
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
29 Jan 08
I'm sorry to say this but, as you are an English teacher your grammer and English isn't all that great. Do you teach others to speak English or do you teach the english ways to young children? Yes divorce will affect the way we live today. It's all a part of our lives and it is part of growning up. Not all marriages are perfect and I think that parents should not stay together just for the kids. Why did your father not have more to do with you and so much to do with your brother? Does he not like girls or was he just that much closer to your brother than to you? When me and my hubby broke up he continued to have a good relationship with both of our kids, one boy and one girl. They are now adults and they still have a good relationship with him and with me and my new hubby. I am sorry for you that you don't have this kind of relationship with your father, but don't let it bother you. We can't satisfy everyone around us so we have to stop trying and just live our own lives for our satisfaction.