Divorce may be between a husband and wife, but often the couple’s kids are unwitting third parties in the breakup. For many children, the split can feel personal, confusing, and heartbreaking. For others, it can be a relief. But often, the children affected by divorce don’t tell their parents how they’re really feeling. These 24 anonymous children of recently divorced parents shared their hidden fears and frustrations using the secret-sharing app Whisper, a cheaper-than-therapy (free!) outlet for brutal honesty.
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