He Asked His Parents About Their Divorce — They Had Two Different Stories

I’m sure my parents do too

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In 2005, when I was eight years old, my parents got divorced, and it was messy. I’m sure both of them prefer I don’t write about it at all, but it’s not like I’m including the gritty, messy details of their divorce.




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