Anyone raised by a single/divorced/widowed mom or dad?

Thanks @ElGato . I don’t dwell on it now, I learned a while back to let go of my past. Its over and done. What I did and do after and now are what is important.

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I was raised until I was 6 by both sets of my grandparents back and forth…we were very close and it was very hard losing them. none remain…now my parents were divorced about a year and then got back together until i was nineteen. I stayed with my mom when they were divorced for a year. I am closer to my mother now than my father. love them both dearly though and they are really getting old now…I fear losing them.

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I got rid of the illicit amphetamines in 1980. I have been drinking like my mom and her boyfriend until July 24, 2021. Hopefully I done with the drinking

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Thanks @jukebox

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I was raised by my mom and dad. They were together until about 4 years ago, I think. They are now divorced. I think I was 25 when they divorced.

My dad has been dating someone for about 3 years now. My mom has been single ever since the divorce.

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I’m sorry to hear that. I don’t know if it’s any easier when you are an adult. Thanks for sharing.

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Both my parents are dead now. Through Ancestry my sister found out our dad is dead. My mom died in 2018. Enjoy the time you have with your parents. My AA amends with my mom was to be a good son to her from now on.

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Dads probably dead. Mum died november last year - she brought up us triplets.

Mixed feelings about my upbringing. Yeah there was food on the table and we were clothed, but their was no emotional support. I think the last time i hugged her was when i was 9.

Later on in life mother confused my MI with “bad behaviour” and it came to a point where she transferred her anger from her divorced husband onto me. I was named after him.

Call me bloody horrible - buts its been easier since she died, cos im not walking on eggshells anymore.

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I think sometimes i would have been better of being raised by dogs. My parents are so unfit to have their own children. No wonder i got sz. Mixed messages,abuse etc… Well, i forgive them, but that doesn’t stop me talking about. They never left me alone, it seems i was filling their void, but the void inside me became bigger and bigger.

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My parents divorced when I was 13. Then I was raised by my mom and grandma (since my mom was working all the time).

I was raised by a strong independent woman. My mom worked three jobs for me and my sibling. She’s a rockstar!

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My dad killed himself when I was 3. Then my mother remarried when I was 5, and as a result got excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

Thankfully my step dad was on the whole a positive impact - more so recently, but we had a lot of clashes whilst I was growing up.

I am sad my dad did what he did, but he’s gone and nothing I can do about it

But growing up I was looked after by child minders until I got older, as they worked long hours to support our family.

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My parents were together. Dad recently passed from COVID.

My father met his Dad when he was 18. He came to his high school graduation. He didn’t want anything like that to happen to us.

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I was raised by a disabled single mom on assistance who dated violent perverts. There’s not much I liked about my childhood.

My Mom and Dad divorced when I was 10. I was raised by a single Mom and step father, went to be with my single Dad for my first year of college, then my Mom married and divorced again while I struggled with schizophrenia. I wasn’t exactly raised by my second step father but when he left I had to help support my Mom for a few years until my mid life crisis and Dad’s death caused me to quit and relapse.