Divorce Narrative

Divorce Narrative - Allison Kenrick English 101 Final Draft...

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Allison Kenrick English 101 Final Draft Sept. 26, 2007 It is a difficult task to pull up a memory from deep inside my childhood, but this memory is one that will always stand out, as it continues to affect my day-to- day life. The memory that I speak of is the moment my parents informed me that they were getting a divorce. In the world today, divorce is sadly a very common occurrence. What is most depressing is that as a child I was able to find so many other children who were in the same situation as I. Most of my friends’ parent had or were going through the same thing at the time, and it made a large impact on our lives. It was hard, at such a young age to deal with such a big change in our everyday lives. In the media you will hear about the rising divorce rates and a matter of fact way, but what you don’t get from the media is how divorce can impact a family and tremendous ways, ways that will affect those involved in many ways for the rest of their lives. It’s hard to remember the exact details of that moment, as I was still very young when it happened, but to simplify the situation, my parents sat down with my brothers and me and informed us that they were going to separate. Obviously this is not something we were able to grasp at the time. I’m still unsure as to the exact details of that moment, as it remains kind of a blur in my memory, but when I can recall is the effects it had on my entire family from that moment on. My dad moved out of the house, and eventually so did I, as I was mostly living with my
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