Argumentative Essay on Divorce

This essay has a total of 663 words and 3 pages.


They're getting a divorce

What do you think of when you hear about a single mother raising her three kids? Usually,
people think of a deadbeat mom, and low life, rebellious kids. However, in my mother's
case, you see an independent woman, who is confident in her kids and in her job. My mother
isn't the kind of parent that you would see in the newspaper for killing she was desperate
for money or love, or too depressed from a divorce to care for us.

Living in my house as a youngster was rough. The holidays were the worst. My parent fought
about everything, from the Christmas tree, to the turkey on Thanksgiving. Nothing was ever
"normal" in my home. The day my parents got divorced was probably the best day in my
mother's life. It was most likely because she wanted to make my brother's life and mine
easier. Because we would no longer have to hear the screaming and yelling at three AM
about the house not being clean. My mother was a happier person when she wasn't fighting
with my father. And the house was a lot quieter.

I'm sure my mother had been thinking about divorcing my father for sometime. But, why
hadn't she done it when all hell broke loose? Or when all the fighting had started? That
question still burns in my brain. I know things would have been worse if they had stayed
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