It could be said that two separate homes where mom and dad are both happy is better than the alternative, but while divorce can be the right decision, it can also be the most heartbreaking.
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For 13-year-old Billy, his mom and dad’s decision to divorce turned his life upside down. In the months that followed their split, Billy put on weight, began getting bad grades in school, and worst of all began to hate his own home. Billy had so many memories of his dad that being at the house was a constant catalyst for his sadness.
His mother, Sherry brought Billy onto The Oprah Winfrey Show. He and other children of divorce got together in a classroom to discuss how they felt. That’s when Billy revealed to the workshop teacher why he was acting out.
“I just really miss my dad and I wish he’d come back,”Billy tearfully confessed. A year after revealing what was really in his heart, Billy made many changes for the better. He got his grades back up, he understood his parents’ divorce, and felt safe at home again.
Watch Billy’s transformation in the video below. Even when terrible things happen, all we can control is how to respond to them.
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