everyone knows that kids w divorced parents can have a rlly tough childhood but honestly let’s take a moment and consider the kids who’s parents never got divorced yet kept fighting and arguing every day… sometimes divorce is for the best option, both for partners and especially their kids
ppl (& the media) need to stop asking abused kids to forgive their parent(s), esp if their parents have yet to apologise! stop guilt tripping kids for not being able to let go of years of trauma. stop dismissing their feelings. stop telling them that their parents actually love them (no amount of love in the world can negate or even justify what they’ve done). and please, god, please, if all they’ve ever done is vocalise their frustration or distance themselves, don’t ever, EVER compare their anger to that of their parents’. it’s not equatable. and it’s the scariest thing you can make an abused child believe - which is the completely bs idea that no matter what they do, they’ll inevitably become just like their parents.