EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

 

If you are considering suicide as a solution to parental divorce or another family matter, PLEASE stop and seek help. There are many groups that offer emotional support.

USA: National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255USA

USA: 2-1-1 Offers free and low-cost services and resources

USA: Emergency services: 9-1-1

UK: Hopeline, 0800 068 4141

UK: Helpline, Helpline 0800 132 737

Nothing Matters

 

Divorce brings about many changes for everyone. This artist expresses devastating sadness due to the accompanying issues of parental divorce. No/minimal contact with one parent, no/minimal contact with a sibling, issues with step a family are common concerns impacting their daily lives. Some children and adolescents perceive the changes as devastating; with no hope for something better. 

NOTE: If you are considering suicide as a solution to parental divorce or another family  matter PLEASE stop and seek help. There are many groups that offer emotional support. 
USA: National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255USA 
USA: 2-1-1 Offers free and low-cost services and resources
USA: Emergency services: 9-1-1
UK: Hopeline, 0800 068 4141
UK: Helpline, Helpline 0800 132 737

 

 

#466, Nothing Matters? by Anonymous

 

 

 

Family Cut in Half

 

From the hands and minds of the babes. This young artist leaves little to the imagination with regard to what this artwork represents. A large knife, the full width of the paper, has chopped a family in half with what appears to be with one whack. Only one person seems to be smiling. Second person from knife handle seems to have their arms crossed and their head is smaller. This person is the shortest person and is not standing on the floor.  Note, feet on the ground indicate a child has positive self-esteem. The overall theme indicates major changes in the life of this family and for this child.

#467, Family Cut in Half

I’m FINE

 

 

Coping with the change and emotional turmoil in parental divorce is hard. Are the parents aware of how their child feels? Sometimes, in divorce, parents are unable to focus on the the needs of their child. The ‘words’ to write ‘FINE” describe the emotions, feelings and experiences of too many children of divorce. Divorce is between the parents and (should be) about the child. 

# 465,  I’m FINE

Anonymous.

 

I Still Love You

 

 

This artist shares her “parents are going threw a divorce right now” and “things are crazy”. and she is trying to deal with the emotional trauma of parental conflict. She declares continual love for her mother. This is the tragedy of divorce/separation for some adolescents and young adults. How sad this artist feels the need to express LOVE for her mother via artwork. 

#464, I Still Love Her

Deviant Art Wolforever22444

Family Values

 

A captivating poem on the dynamics within the context of a family separating.  This artist shares the emotional aspects of being a member of a family of divorce. Even more intriguing, she conveys feelings of love and loss and the parent-child bond.  The last two lines describe the significance of the separation process.  An outstanding presentation to the impact of divorce on family and society.

Acidic words burn like fire, as angry yells shatter and tear
Children hide in a corner with fear, clutching a tattered teddy bear
No alcohol or drugs flow in this house; bitter substances aren’t the poison here
Only the lack of love and personal caring, are the causes of these endless salty tears
A value can not be placed upon love, nor the loss measured when there’s none
The damage here is impossible to calculate, because a father doesn’t love his only son
To many mothers a daughter brings joy, but here the two can’t share a smile
Two siblings wage war upon each other, while their parents await a divorce court trial
Twenty years ago, this would seem dramatic, now the situation goes on next door
The degrading of the global family unit is so common people don’t see it anymore.
#462, Family Values
Poem: l-piroko-l Deviant Art 
Artwork: Dragon Queen, l-piroko-l Deviant Art 

Dear Daddy,

 

An endearing letter from a loving child. Someone had a great summer with dad. How sweet they mention the unicorns and aliens seemingly, special memories for both child and dad. One thing is for sure: babies sure do love their daddy’s.

Shared by The Washington Father’s Rights Movement,

#461, Dear Daddy,

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