01/09/2015 04:29 pm ET Updated Jan 09, 2015

One Upside To The Divorce I Didn’t Want: Freedom To Parent Without The Mom Rules - The Washington Post

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I come from a long line of divorced fathers. My father divorced my mother when I was 12. I use “divorce” not as a noun but as a transitive verb because, as I watched my mother in the months that followed, the divorce felt like something my father did to her. A generation earlier my father’s father divorced his wife, my grandmother.

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