The Impacting Effects Of Divorce In My Life

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At eleven years old, I truly did not know what the word divorce meant and what it could do to someone’s life. I remember my friends telling me that their parents were divorced, I would quickly reply with “Oh. There is no way my parents would ever do that!!’ Little did I know that the word divorce would become one of the most hated words in my own vocabulary. For six months, I woke up to my parents screaming and arguing. I would run downstairs, crying and begging them on my knees to not get a divorce; but soon enough the word divorce became a harsh reality, not just some word I knew that was bad. There are very few things in my life that I can say I absolutely hate, every day. But growing up in a broken home with divorced parents has been one of those most painful blessings in my life. Although my parents spilt almost nine years ago, I am still affected by the divorce, every day. Divorce can be one of the most impacting events of a pre-teenage girl’s life, when occurring during some of the most developmental and critical years in her life. Every day, I am faced with the lasting effects that were placed on my heart due to the effects of the divorce and my age. The view of my personal self-concept, my dependency on others and the separation of the relationship between my…show more content…
Divorce makes a huge impact on a child’s life, factoring in age is just a small portion. Divorce can be one of the most impacting events of a pre-teenage girl’s life, when occurring during some of the most developmental and critical years in her life. Learning self-worth, depending on others, building relationships, and loving parents are just a few challenges a normal teenager has to deal with, but when divorce is added to the mix, these things become even more of a challenge and harsh task to do on their own. These effects not only last throughout the years development as a teenager, but stay and grow with girls as they become young

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