My Role Models

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My parents were born during the Great Depression and by the time I was born they lived an upper middle class neighborhood in the 1960s. I was the last child of five in my family and separated by many years from my other siblings, so at times I felt like an only child. My mother while well meaning, I would come to discover later in my life that she suffered from bio polar disorder with anxiety. This made my formative years difficult and my sisters often acted as my parent, when my mom couldn't and became role models for me. My father did work a lot during my early years, however, he always made a priority when he was home. When I was ten years old, my mother decided that they would divorce. During this time period and in my neighborhood this was unheard of and many of my childhood friends were no longer allowed to associate with me. My sisters and brothers had moved out of the house by this time in their lives and I was left alone to face the divorce and I felt betrayed by them and no longer emulated them. My father moved out and I would spend weekends with him and we would do everything together, he would also talk to me on the phone every day and take time to help me with my math homework. During these years my mother often made poor decisions in relationships and jobs, but my dad was my place of comfort during these crazy times. He was my role model and the person I most admired for most of my life. "Most [respondents] describe their role model as someone they know

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