WHAT EVERY PERSON WHO LOVES A CHILD OF DIVORCE SHOULD KNOW
Originally Published March 17, 2017 on Huffington Post by Lindsay Holmes
OUR VIEWS ON RELATIONSHIPS ARE ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY.
There are fundamental truths most 5-year-olds understand about the world: The sky is blue. The grass is green. Your family consists of you, possibly siblings and your parents. But that truth is altered if your parents split up.
I was in kindergarten when my parents got divorced. They worked hard to make my reality as normal as possible, but even at a young age I knew something was different about my family compared to my friends’ families.
I wouldn’t change anything about our situation. My mom was my best friend growing up and is to this day; my dad got remarried and he and I gained an amazing family who we can’t picture our world without. The divorce didn’t give me a terrible life. What it did give me was invaluable insight ― especially when it comes to relationships.