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View Poll Results: Live with both parents?
Live with Mother? 16 20.25%
Live with Father? 5 6.33%
Other? 8 10.13%
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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-15-2006, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Mothers/fathers


How many of us grew up with both parents in the house?

If you grew up in a single family household, I'm curious to how often you saw the other parent?

I grew up surviving with my mother.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-16-2006, 12:37 AM
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I was raised by grandparents. I suppose that could count as both or neither, or both and neither. I would say 3/4 both and 1/4 neither.
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My parents divorced when I was 15 and I lived with my father.
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Mine got divorced when I was 9 or 10 (just realized I can't remember the exact year...), and I stayed with my mother. My father didn't move far away though (about 40 minutes away with car and ferry), and the divorce wasn't a painful one, but I still ended up having very little contact with him. Perhaps a weekend every other month and a couple of holidays.

He was quite depressed for a while after having to start over after 15 years of marriage, so it wasn't all that fun visiting him some of the times. It's only the last few years that he's begun to seem genuinely happy again. He even has a new girlfriend. We've gotten a bit closer too, and speak regularly on the phone.
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Both and they're still together.
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First I was adopted. Then a year later my adoptive parents divorced & I lived with my adoptive mom. When I was 5, her first husband gave up his parental rights & I was adopted by her second husband. They ended up staying together for the long haul, so despite a rocky beginning, I would say I was raised by both parents.
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I put "Mother," because I have no idea who my father even is. Though, I was raised by my mom's two sisters, too.... Hmm..

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I chose other cuz I lived with both of em til I was 13ish. Then my dad came and went as he pleased but would be gone most the time. They finally divorced when I was 17 and I stayed with my mum.
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"Seperated" when I was 7 (officially divorced just recently) but stayed with my mum although I still see my dad everyother weekend.
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My parents divorced when I was ten. I lived with my mom until I was 16, then I went to live with my father.
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I grew up with both of my parents, but they divorced a couple years ago.
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My parents divorced when I was 7...lived with my father until I was 13, he remarried and I lived with him and my stepmother for a little while.

Moved in with my mom and stepdad, then back to my father's, then once again, back to my mother's until I graduated.
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Lived with my dad. Never knew my mother. My Grandmother took over the roll as mother. God I miss her so much.... Lu mom.
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My parents divorced when I was 11 and my mother, brother and sister moved in with my grandparents. My dad left the state and didn't talk to us for 5 years.
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My parents divorced when I was 11 and my mother, brother and sister moved in with my grandparents. My dad left the state and didn't talk to us for 5 years.
How is your relationship with your dad now?

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Parents got divorced when I was 10. I was raised by my mother, but now I live with my father.

I just read in a psychology textbook that only 1 in 17 households are the "traditional family" with the parents married, the father going to work, and the mom staying home with the kids. And that textbook was published in 1988.
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I just read in a psychology textbook that only 1 in 17 households are the "traditional family" with the parents married, the father going to work, and the mom staying home with the kids. And that textbook was published in 1988.
That was my family growing up. My mom went back to work when I was in high school but she was still home when we came home from school or at least shortly after.
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When they seperated I lived with my mom for a year and didn't see my dad the whole time. Came back and lived with my grandma for... (I forgot how long. couple of months) then went with my mom. Came back with my grandma for maybe a year. And finally at 11 or 12 back with my mom. When I live with my mom I would go over to my grandmas house every other weekend To "visit my dad". At 16 stop going as often. Then got a job and only visit him every 2-3 months or more.
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