Seperation Creates Love

Kyle - Rochester, New York
Entered on April 6, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: change, family, love
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I believe that with seperation comes love. Between the ages of four and six, my parents decided that it was time to get divorced. The reason that i say ” between ages four and six” is that I am to afraid to ask my parents anything about the situation. This fear is not of my parents but more of the physichal events that took place. Being sixteen now, I am wise enough to understand that this seperation was not my fault, although mentally I am unable to convince myself of this. Many nights in tears have been spent while I lay alone and ponder just why they became divorced or if there was any way in that I could have caused the temporary hatred between my mother and father. Now, more than ten years later I have realized that my parents getting divorced was beneficial. It is ironic that both my mother and father live within walking distance of each other and are both happily married with children. The events in my life that have happend in the past have made me realize that even though my parents could not stand to be together any more, it does not mean that a lack of love was present. The seperation of these two people has caused the relationship that they have to grow stronger. Even though my parents are not married by law, they are still married by love.