My Family Christmas Letter


One father shares the heartache in what appears to be an unexpected divorce.  Seemingly, the reality of one parent moving out is revealed in his son’s school performance.  The frustration of this father may be exacerbated because in the (previous year) Christmas letter for this family shared how their son received a full ride sports scholarship to college.  Divorce changes things-and not necessarily for the better. Does the parent wanting the divorce realize the impact this may have on the child?  Is there awareness of the damage parental conflict may cause?

Regrets Christmas letter

#433, My Family Christmas Letter



Breaking Family


A graphic depiction of parental conflict for one person. First section shows a happy family with a cheerful yellow  background.  Second section shows two parents fighting. Both parents appear mad, emphasized by the red background and black sharp edging above them. Three little ones are huddled together in the lower corner. Each with one single tear running down there cheek. Third section shows everyone is separate and turned away from each other. Both parents appear mad. Each child seems sad. The black background indicates gloom. How sad for this young artist. 

Section 1: “We were once a happy family. But the, there were fights, hate, sorrow and more if continued. ”

Section 2: “The fights continue til we all are broken and our family wasn’t a family anymore. “

Section 3: “Me and my two sisters suffered from their fights. Mom and dad both broken because neither would listen or understand.”

Deviant Art, breaking family by CandiceShadow

# 485, Breaking Family

Grabbing Hands


Appropriate for Halloween. A creepy portrayal of divorce.  Four, very large hands are trying to grab this child. Pointy nails seem to be clawing their way at her. This child seems very sad, burying her head and hiding her face as if to avoid the entire matter. One hand seems to be able to take her in a swift grab. Are these her parents trying to clutch their child? Seemingly, not one hand is kind, loving or making an effort to comfort her.  No one seems interested in how she is feeling or that her needs and wants are not dignified. 

Even more spooky is the number of parents who will miss out on this holiday of candy, costumes and fun.

#484, Grabbing Hands



No Treats This Year


A sympathetic message that will ring true for too many parents. Halloween is a fun holiday filled with wearing costumes, attending parties and trick or treating.  A child should have the opportunity to see both parents on this day. Both parents should have the opportunity to share in the fun.  Sadly, the person who misses out the most is the child! 

#484, Another Missed Holiday

Sad Flowers


Art is a creative outlet in sharing your inner most feelings and thoughts. This child shares sadness when asked to draw ‘how they feel about divorce.’ Both flowers are crying with flowing, large blue tears. Is this a  parent and child? Or, a child with an older sibling?  The large flower has leaves turned downward indicating sadness(?). Neither flower is smiling. Each has a cloud over them.  Are the parents aware of how this young artist is experiencing their divorce? 

#482, Sad Flowers



Are you a parent fighting the same demons everyday? Do you feel the battle is endless? Family court issues may be emotionally exhausting and financially draining. Each day, parents are fighting for their children and are willing to do what is needed. Some days may be worse than others.  There is no need to suffer in silence.  Know that you are a BRAVE parent and you are not alone in your struggle.


As shared on Anxiety and Depression Support Group FB.

# 481, Bravery

I Hate Devorce


An emotional portrayal of parental ‘Devorce’. A red heart is at eye level. An adult(?) (or child?) is directing a very large knife to the ‘heart’ of the tree.  Is this one parent depicted as cutting the into the heart of the child? 

There are numerous jagged edges on the tree branches and leaves. Pointed branches and sharp edged leaves may be an indication of aggressiveness.  Is this the child artist demonstrating their hurt and pain by cutting away the heart? Undeniably, the title is quite revealing. 



#480, I Hate Devorce