After a Divorce: Voices of Children
Following is a sampling of comments by children of divorce from graffiti boards and group sessions in the "Banana Splits" program.
"On Mother's Day, everyone was making cards. The other kids asked, 'Why aren't you making one?' I just didn't say anything."
"I have a dream every night that there's a dragon that looks like my dad and he's eating my mom."
"My parents took my neck and they were choking me and saying, 'She's mine, no she's mine."'
"We do not get that much money because dad lost his new job."
"I miss dad and I love him. I'm moving to Florida. I don't want to leave my dad."
"My mom acts like my sister."
"I love my father, but I don't know if he loves me."
"Sometimes I don't know where to go--my mom's or my father's. I'm confused. It's hard to figure out."
"I feel weird because my stepmother just had a baby."
"I'm sad that my mom and dad are having a custody fight."