When it comes to family, I always say that I have the best. I grew up not lacking in love, affection, and support from my parents and siblings. We are always finding ways to bond once in a while since most of us are busy with our respective jobs and school stuff. I am proud of my family, especially my parents. I have a lot of friends who are from a broken family. Nothing’s new with that. It’s not a big deal anymore. Or so they say. I believe that even though it looks like some people are not paying much attention to it, I know that these children who suffer from loneliness and jealous of other’s family status are also emotionally broken in their own way. I’ve hear a couple of sad storied from my friends on how their parents resorted to ending their family just because of some reasons. Not considering that it is not just the relationship that is being affected, but the child who bears all the pain and fear because how can a child grow up without a father who will protect him from all the bullies? Or how can he wake up each morning without a mother to greet him and prepare him breakfast before going to school? How will he, at a young age, handle all these when most commonly, the only problem a child should be thinking is his arguments with his playmates.
That’s why when one of my friends told me that he thinks his parents are getting a divorce, I was sad and mad at the same time. His family was based in Dubai. They’ve been living there for almost ten years now. They migrated right after he graduated from high school. When he told me about the problem between his parents, what shocked me most was his insight about the situation. He said the relationship between his parents changed few years after they moved to Dubai. And that they treated each other as if they were strangers living under one roof. It was not easy for the family to face the strained relationship, but they chose to be strong for each other. My friend consulted a divorce lawyer in Dubai from a law firm in UAE. He told me that everything became clear to him after the lawyer discussed to him all the legal matters. He trusts the lawyer. My friend said that he made the right decision to consult someone who knew the actions that should be taken.
As a friend, all I can do for him is to support him and be with him through this storm he is facing. Because I’m sure after this everything will be better than it used to be.