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How Do You Handle Being A Teenager With Divorced Parents? – Daily Dilemma

Here is Today’s Daily Dilemma:

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I am a 17 year old girl and my parents have been divorced since I was kid. It wasn’t an ugly divorce and really, I think I adjusted well to being a child of two households. Until recently.

I have always spent every other weekend with my Dad, and I have always loved our time together. Lately though, I am finding myself getting resentful of the fact that, in order to see him I have to put my life completely on hold.

The problem is he lives three hours away, so when I’m at his house I can’t work, play sports, or do literally, half the things my friends are doing on the weekends. I know that occasionally he has driven me back for certain important things choir concerts but there are so many other things that I have to miss.

I’m not saying I don’t want to see my Dad, I do. I love him and I love spending time with him but I wish maybe he was a little more flexible about the visitation. The one time I brought it up to him he got hurt and said this is his court ordered time and he doesn’t want to give what little time he has with me up. It really made me feel horrible for even asking about it.

I was just wondering how other families have handled this , or is it just me? Am I being selfish? 

The “Daily Dilemma” on the Sean and Richie Show is featured every weekday morning at 6:40am. We and the listeners take on someone’s problems and try to offer different perspectives. Now, these don’t have to be huge problems- it could just be something bothering you or a friend, or it could be some little thing you and another just can’t agree on. If you have a dilemma to share we’d love to hear it just e-mail us here at the show.

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