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Living with divorce

Tell us about your experience

By MIKE WILSON
Published September 12, 2004

  The tradeoff
Every Friday afternoon, Yeehaw Junction is the scene of a poignant ritual in which parents and children navigate the logistics of family life after a breakup.

Living With Divorce is an occasional series about the ways in which divorce echoes in people's lives long after the final decree.

Today's story is about the things divorced couples living miles apart must do to ensure that their children have close relationships with both parents.

It describes one way in which divorced couples stay connected, willingly or not, after the marriage is over. Parceling out tickets to a child's graduation ceremony, informing a former spouse of the death of a family member, deciding to worship in a new place - these and other events can bring divorced people together in ways they might not have foreseen when they split up.

We are interested in hearing your stories. How does your divorce affect your life now, whether or not you have children? Your experiences will guide us as we cover the subject in future articles.

If you have a story to share, please call me at 727 892-2924, John Barry at (727) 892-2258, or e-mail features@sptimes.com

[Last modified September 9, 2004, 13:42:08]


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