What was one activity or thing that helped you get through the time when your parents separated?
I liked to immerse myself in my hobbies and interests. I would devour books and tv shows and moves just as a distraction from the current situation.
If you now could talk to yourself then, what would you say?
It seemed like the system wasn't designed for youth input, so for the longest time I didn't even try because I thought "what was the point, they won't listen to me either way". It's true, in many ways, my voice was never heard, but now, I wish I had started trying sooner.
What would you now say to your parents then?
I would tell my mother to fight like hell for custody of us.