When My Parents Got Divorced

(by a college student)

Dear Dave,

From your letter it sounds as though you've been having a rough time since your parents' divorce. The questions you asked about how to handle those overwhelming feelings of insecurity and loneliness are ones I had to wrestle with myself when my parents broke up. They can be a nightmare if you give them power.

Those first few weeks after the divorce were especially rough. I was entering a strange school because we had moved to a different city. I had no friends and had a very difficult time adjusting to the new family situation. As a result my grades dropped to the point where I was barely passing. But the most miserable part of the whole experience was that I had no one to turn to.

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October 27, 1973

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