Monday, November 26, 2007

The Aftermath

Anything with math in the title can't be good, right?

KDiddy wrote a brief recap of her Thanksgiving. It was average, simple, nothing to link to. Except she dropped in a mention of her parents decade-old divorce and how it colored her Thanksgiving. Then people responded. As is often the case with the internet, she found she was not alone. The comments are few but interesting. I really like the one about a family being a shared narrative and how part of your narrative is false if a divorce happens.

I commented elsewhere but if you've got experience or an opinion I recommend you go take a look. If you're one of the people who thinks that adult children of divorce should just "get over it" I recommend you instead spend your time perfecting your flying leap. We are adults with lives and families of our own and we're moving on and forward and we're fine but it's like, I don't know, like having a surgical pin in your knee. You don't think about it all the time and it doesn't keep you from doing everything you have to or want to do but it's there and it's an issue and it's not going away.


  1. I think if we got together for drinks, we would have a lot to talk about. Mom mom divorced twice and my dad five times. I don't how I've managed to stay married for so friggin' long.

  2. Everytime I try to go to her site.. my computer locks up tight.
    Could you please cut and paste this post for me.
    I would like to read it.

  3. Okay. She is darling.
    "Shitter's full."
    Christmas vacation.