Children give their most honest reactions to their parents' divorce

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No matter how old you are, your parents' relationship is most likely a foundation for your upbringing. Watching their relationship deteriorate could shatter your idea of whether any relationship could survive forever, perhaps breaking down your own capacity for intimacy.

Several children of divorce took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to explain how difficult it really was to get through their parents' breakup.

Going through your parents' breakup might be harder than going through your own:
I just found out my parents are divorcing. Even during my worst breakup I have never felt my heart physically break like this.

Supporting your parents through their tough time might mean hiding how you really feel:
My parents are divorcing. Even though it

A child of divorce might feel like inputting his or her own thoughts on the situation would be intrusive:
My parents are divorcing and I don

Divorce isn't always a problem -- in many ways, it might be a solution:
My parents are divorcing and everyone feels sorry for me, but I secretly think it

Seeing your parents in such vulnerable states can be eye-opening:
My parents recently divorced and I have no clue how to react to this. It

It's unbelievably lucky to experience an amicable divorce:
My parents are divorcing but I

Sometimes, it's impossible to avoid the residual effect of your parents' divorce:
My parents got divorced and my dad told me over the phone that he couldn

Feeling like your parents are mad at you when they're really just mad at each other can be heartbreaking:
ever since my parents got divorced they both ignore me. I wouldn

Little things may remind you of a happier time:
My parents got divorced and the only thing I want to do is wear my mom
You might not know how to carry on your own relationships after your parents break up:
Ever since my parents got divorced I

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