Are your parents divorced?

xgreatlovex xgreatlovex
how old were you? is there really such a thing as divorced parents getting together at christmas?
01/11/2011
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Jul!a Jul!a
I'm really not sure what exactly you're trying to ask here. My parents started the divorce process when I was 8, finalized when I was 13. We did Christmas separately, spending Christmas Eve at my dad's and Christmas Day with my mom's family.

Depending on how the split went, there are parents who can get divorced and still be relatively friendly when getting together for the holidays, but a lot of parents prefer to not have to spend time with their ex if they absolutely don't have to. That doesn't mean they won't, just that they'd prefer not to.
01/11/2011
BluePixi BluePixi
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Originally posted by xgreatlovex
how old were you? is there really such a thing as divorced parents getting together at christmas?
why are you asking? I can't tell what you really wanna know.

my parents split when I was fourteen and have avoided all contact with one another since. I spent years as the go-between because they wouldn't get close enough to pass an envelope back and forth.
01/17/2011
Kim! Kim!
My parents split when I was 3. They were constantly taking each other to court up until I was 12ish. My mom and step mom could not get along.
My dad passed away almost 6 years ago. By that point they were fairly close. My step mom would even call my mom to talk at times.

Weird side note, my dad and step mom used to camp with my mom's parents.
01/17/2011
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
Mine are still together.

I know quite a few divorced couples (older) who get together with their children around the holidays. Just a case with them, they were better friends than lovers.
01/19/2011
moonch1ld moonch1ld
Yep for as long as I can remember.
01/19/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
My family's weird.

My parents divorced when I was six, and they were very friendly afterwards as they had divorced on good terms. They married other people, mom moved brother and myself to another state, they got sucker-punched by their second spouses, ended up divorcing their second spouses. During that time I remember my dad's second wife would get livid whenever my dad even spoke to my mother over the phone. She was also mad when my mother didn't change her last name from my dad's. My mother's second husband was a moocher.

My dad came to visit us when I was 18 (senior year in high school), and - wonder of wonders - my parents fell in love again. They've been together since, for about fifteen years now, and they're planning their retirement together.
01/19/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
My parents divorced when I was 12. Although they are still friendly towards each other and write to each other occasionally (impressive from my mom's standpoint since I have found out over the years how many women my dad cheated on my mom with), they never got together for Christmas or any other holiday.

Actually, Christmas Day was the last day they were together, and my dad moved to Florida the very next day. I know they did it so we could have one last Christmas together as a family, but until my kids were born, Christmas was always a day of mixed feelings for me.
01/19/2011
IrishLassie IrishLassie
My parents divorced when I was 3. Its taken them a few years to be civil with each other. I think if forced they could get together for Christmas. They did well when I got married. However my dad lives in another state so I dont get to see my dad for christmas. Both my parents have since gotten remarried and I like to say I got blessed with two sets of parents
01/19/2011
Taylor Taylor
My parents never divorced, but my mom died when I was young and my dad remarried. My stepmom never had holidays or anything with her ex. My stepbrothers just went back and forth for holidays, though they probably ended up spending more with us.
01/19/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
My parents divorced when I was 5-ish.

My mom tells it one way and mt father says it another way and now the story seems to have changed again. It's seems the older I get the more my mom changes the story of why she decided to divorce my father....
01/19/2011
Oxygen99 Oxygen99
No, but they should be.
01/19/2011
GeekWife GeekWife
Started the process when I was 8 or 9 (I don't remember anymore), finalized when I was 11 or 12. They fought for years before that. If there is such a thing as divorced parents getting together for holidays, I haven't seen it personally.
01/20/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
Mine were married for 44 years- my dad passed away.
01/20/2011
PussyGalore PussyGalore
My parents divorced when I was two. My mom loves him to this day. He's just one of those men that no one can live with and by no one I really mean no one. He's been divorced eight times.

They never were able to get along well enough to be more than civilized and cordial was a long way off for them. I was ok with it.
01/20/2011
Danielle915 Danielle915
My parents are still together...28 years
01/20/2011
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