Sharon Brooks on the Emotional Pain of Children of Divorce

Last week I went to dinner with my 80-year-old dad who was visiting me from Arizona. We were reminiscing about the days before my parents’ divorce. Some of my childhood memories were actually good. Then he said to me, “Even though your mom and I got divorced, you and your sisters turned out just fine. You’ve all done great.”

I just sat there and nodded my head. I didn’t have the heart to tell him the truth. We hadn’t turned out fine. Even though he knows my sisters and I also got divorced, he doesn’t know the depth of the emotional pain we went through in our own marriages and divorces.

Brooks, Sharon. ÔÇťAdult Children Of Divorce: Which Type Are You?"
Huffington Post Divorce, August 2, 2011.