Personal Narrative: A Traumatic Experience With Divorced Parents

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At the age of five my parents got divorced. Though many people like the think that parents splitting up is some earth shattering traumatic experience, the split was probably one of the best things that has ever happened to me and has dramatically shaped who I have become as a person. My mom found the love of her life which gifted me with a second and incredible father and my dad found love himself even though it didn't have the happy ending my mom has found so far. The experiences that have come with divorced parents such as gaining people and losing people have made me so much better than I ever could have been without it. My mom didn't wait very long to get into a new relationship after the split with my dad. At the time and being young, of course it upset me. It felt like a betrayal to my father and to our family to so easily abandon all hope of them and try to create a new family with someone else. Yet if you believe in fate, it's hard to be mad at her for moving …show more content…
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