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One Child’s Adjustment to Divorce

October 24, 2016

I Miss

I miss the time when we had dinner as a family.

I miss the time when we would all get up in the morning and rush for the bathroom.

I miss my bedroom.

I miss my bed.

I miss not being able to see all my friends when I want to.

I miss soccer.

I miss being tucked in the way I was used to.

I miss not being able to see both parents together.

I miss feeling safe.

I miss feeling happy.

I miss not having to drive so far to go to school.

I miss having someone home after school.

I miss having my own bedroom.

I miss not having to make my parents happy.

I miss my cat.

I miss the swings.

I miss the smell in the basement where we watched TV.

I miss having my coat and other clothes when I need them.

I miss liking school.

I miss my parents.

I miss my parents not being upset or sad.

I miss my life.

They say I’m adjusting well.

I don’t know what that means.

I wish they just let me miss the things I miss.

I really don’t want them to know though.

They take me to see a person.

I don’t know this person.

They tell me to just tell the truth.

I don’t know what that means.

I am afraid to share the secret of I miss.

I wish they would go instead.


I am Gary Direnfeld and I am a social worker. Check out my services and then call me if you need help with a child behavior or relationship issue. I am available in person and by Skype. If you find this information helpful, please share it with the links below.

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Gary Direnfeld is a social worker. Courts in Ontario, Canada, consider him an expert in social work, marital and family therapy, child development, parent-child relations and custody and access matters. Gary is the host of the TV reality show, Newlywed, Nearly Dead, parenting columnist for the Hamilton Spectator and author of Marriage Rescue: Overcoming the ten deadly sins in failing relationships. Gary maintains a private practice in Dundas and Georgina Ontario, providing a range of services for people in distress. He speaks at conferences and workshops throughout North America.

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Read: Marriage Rescue: Overcoming ten deadly sins in failing relationships

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