Personal Narrative: My Parent's Divorce

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Parents divorce

When my mom was in labor with my oldest brother, my father was by her side for support. Three years later, my father was there as well when my mom was ready to give birth to me. As a family, our lives were filled with trips to adventurous places that placed memories to forever stay in the back of our minds. My mom became pregnant for her third and last time, a year after I was born. However, this time was different. My father wasn't here to experience the life of his new child, a day where many parents treasure in their hearts forever. Instead, he was out with his new "girlfriend" behind my mom's back. It isn't clear to me the exact details of what he was doing considering that I was only 1 years old, but if I had to guess,
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One day, however, Brandon and my dad got into a pretty bad argument over something trivial. I was not there to witness it, as I was out with my step mom shopping when it all happened, but from my understanding, my father had threatened to hit my brother and take all of his stuff away. This was a meaningless threat considering he didn't pay for the things he wanted to confiscate. As a result of that day, my oldest brother never visited or contacted him again. Since he was 18, he had the decision between keeping contact with our dad or not. A couple months later, my little brother, Tyler, and I were at my dad's house swimming in his pool with our step brothers. My dad had come out to join and asked if he could talk to us privately about a few things. Not thinking anything of it, we agreed and came out of the pool. Once we were alone, he started attacking us with questions such as "how would you guys like to come move in and live with me?" It was a major decision to make and as soon as the words left his mouth, it felt like the world froze around me. The first thoughts to my mine were "I could never leave behind my mom and all of my friends." My dad then continued on and tried to bribe …show more content…
I already identified his trickery and immediately told him no. He seemed a little mad when i said this because he attacked back with all these questions of why. I told him all of my reasoning and left the conversation at that, but my brother fell into the trap. The "I'll buy you anything" it had him hooked and he committed to my dad in a heartbeat. My father's only goal was to get one of us to agree to his plans. After a couple of weeks, we went back to my mom's house. As soon as Tyler walked in the door, my mom questioned if it indeed was true that he agreed to move out with my dad. When he admitted to saying yes, my mom broke down into tears. In all of my 15 years of life, I can't think of a single time my mother was that upset. I didn't think it was possible for someone to cry as hard and for as long as she did. To her, she felt like she lost her own son and the only thing I could do was hug her. I wish I could of made all of her pain go away, but I didn't have the capability to turn back time. So, I decided to talk to Tyler about the situation. I told him how bad upset she was over the ordeal and how much she was going to miss him. This made him upset and he started crying to. I told him to rethink his decision before