How My Parent Divorce Changed My Life

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“What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do.” (-Ralph Waldo Emerson). My parent´s divorce has shaped and influenced my whole life, with a lot of side effects. I fell into a state of depression. I learned not to dwell on the bad things in life. I found a person within myself that I could live with for a while, a kid that I could be proud of, someone I wouldn’t hate. Over the years, I’ve changed, little changes, big changes, it’s all happened, and I am who I am today because of it. Not all crummy circumstances stay awful, even though it may feel like it. I can’t tell if I’ve changed for the better or the worse, but everything starts with something, one thing. My parent´s divorce shaped me into who I am today, whether the changes were good or bad, little or big, this has changed me. Often enough, divorce usually has a negative effect on people. I am no exception to that. Though I was too young to remember what life was like before my parents separated themselves, having that life for as long as I can think of was not a good experience. It caused me to have a serious case of anxiety before going to my dad’s house for visitation, during, and after. No one likes to feel anxious or stressed, and I felt that everyday, all the time. I was a self-conscious, shy girl who wasn’t ready for complex…show more content…
I changed, with the help of family, friends, and therapists. I am ever thankful to them, and I have learned to appreciate the good things in life, the small ones. I know that being pessimistic is not the way to go. If we want to be strong and overcome the trials in our life that may hit us when we least expect it, we have to look at the silver lining, the ‘bright side’ of things. When all you think about are the events gone wrong in your life, why is that life worth living? Point is, it’s better that you pull the thorns from your side as soon as you can, not to let them
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