Welcome to the Place for Poetry of the Personal!

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Confess your feelings of betrayal, fear, heartache or humiliation that you have experienced in your divorce or co-parenting situation.

Share a setting that you regret or a situation that may have caused anguish, misery or sorrow  for your co-parent.  Or, reveal actions that may have promoted emotional pain or unhappiness for your child.

Confessions are not limited to heartache only.  Please share heartwarming moments and happy experiences you have experienced in divorce and shared parenting too!  Perhaps, something your co-parent did or said that has enhanced your co-parenting relationship.  

Here is anopportunity to share the confessions about your divorce or co-parenting experiences. This can be something that you have told to family and friends or a private thought that has remained a secret…….until now. Focus on extreme moments of individual experiences.  

This is a place to confess what your co-parent did or said that led to your feelings of betrayal, fear or humiliation. Write about something that you enacted, a statement or a thought you expressed that caused grief for your co-parent, your child or yourself.  

We learn from others experiences and situations. Perhaps in reading these scenarios, co-parents can identify with issues they are also experiencing.   Hopefully,one can see how some actions can have long-term negative effects and cause pain for their co-parent or child!   Importantly, by reading these stories co-parents can see that they are not alone in the thoughts and feelings surrounding their divorce and co-parenting relationship.

Invitation is extended to:

  • Parents who are divorced or in the process of divorce.
  • Parents and co-parents (never married) who have children.
  • Parents who have or do not have a parenting plan in place.
  • Anyone interested in a front row seat to see the despair that divorce or co-parenting issues can have on a parent and how the actions impact the child.
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Large Rain Drops

 

Large rain drops are coming down and all around the home. Dark clouds are looming above with bolts of lightening. Notably, each window has a happy face peering out.  A happy person is sitting in the house to the side. Is this the artist? Or, a parent? A curious drawing with stormy weather and happy faces.

#544, Large Rain Drops

Stubborn Family

 

Excellent portrayal of separation. This talented artist presents a family with a ‘split’ in the middle between the siblings. Each parent seems to support the title as ‘stubborn’ and not open to communicating with their co-parent. Artist states: “This was one broken family, divorced, split parents and two split siblings…not the best formula for a happy family. Overall the family didn’t even really know each other that well…”

#540, Stubborn Family by Chickie456 with Deviant Art. https://www.deviantart.com/chickie456/art/Stubborn-Family-668632747

Positive Attitude

 

This young artist keeps a positive attitude about parental divorce. Sweetly, this child offers comfort to mom and dad and conveys a message of acceptance with  the divorce.  Thankfully, this young one does not feel responsible for the changes that have taken place. And, offers good luck to both parents. Hopefully, this child will maintain positive through the years.

  Positive outlook letter m

#71, Positive Outlook

Drawings from KID’S FIRST PROGRAM

“Positive Outlook”, appeared in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin Hawaii News, August 26, 2001,  by Debra Barayuga

dbarayuga@starbulletin.comarchives.starbulletin.com/2001/08/26/news/story2.html

http://archives.starbulletin.com/2001/08/26/news/story2.html

 

Time to be Brave

 

A talented artist uses creativity to convey her thoughts about a possible parental divorce. The eyes and sad face indicate concern about what will happen next. While the other part is happy.  Fortunately, for this adolescent, the divorce did not take place. This artist states “t’s time to be brave. Time to be smart and brave and hardworking for a fair outcome. I couldn’t turn 18 soon enough…”.  Divorce is between the parents and should be about the child!

 

#539, Time to be Brave

Deviant Art; Daily Draw 16 Divorce by Whitehershey, https://www.deviantart.com/whitehershey/art/Daily-Draw-16-Divorce-736922371

 

Give This Note to Your Dad

A bright character is the primary object on this artwork. Sun rays in the upper corner and the message below completes this drawing.  Note has the letter “W” on the outside.  Is this significant to the name of the child or parent? Putting the child in the middle of communications between the parents is unfair.  I hope these parents realize how these actions impact their child. Divorce is between the parents-about the child. LOVE WINS!

#535, Give This Note to Your Dad

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I Feel Mad…

 

A young child creates a visual for  expressing his thoughts. Child states: “I feel mad because my parents are divorced.” The artwork shows a sad faced green monster face. Hopefully, someone is reaching out to this child who is seemingly expressing emotional distress. Perhaps the parents will see the art and help him.

#533, I Feel Mad…