My Parents Divorced And Made Me Choose

  • Опубліковано 7 сер 2018
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    This is Ruth. Her story is kind of sad, because it's about how her parents recently got divorced. Ruth’s parents were married for 20 years, and at least in her eyes they’d always seemed like the ideal couple. It’s true that they were pretty different, but she thought it was that classic case when two people complete each other just like two pieces of a puzzle. Her dad is a big, quiet man, always ready to give a kind smile to anyone. Her mom is the exact opposite - a firework of a person. She’s always talking or doing something, laughing noisily and having arguments with people. So, what did they have in common? RUTH. She was an only child and they both adored her.
    Some time after her 15th birthday, Ruth’s parents said they needed to talk to her. She hated that “We need to talk” stuff, and straight away felt pretty nervous. Her bad feeling was correct, as she soon heard that phrase every child dreads: “We decided that we need to divorce. You’re grown up and we hope you understand us.” Well, she acted very considerately, and didn’t ask a thing about what had happened. But one thing bothered her above all. How come she’d never notices they weren’t getting along anymore?
    All of a sudden their life became a real hell. They started the divorce process like two civilized people, and kept it up like that when dividing their assets...until it came to the most precious thing - their daughter. Both her mom and dad wanted her to live with them, and was determined to stand their ground. “Mom? Dad? I’m a person, not a thing! Maybe you could ask me what I want?” Ruth thought. Now Ruth had always known she would need to grow up one day, but didn’t expect that it would have to happen so soon.
    The three of them were still living together, but it was no longer their nice cozy home anymore. Ruth noticed one thing in particular that was worrying her a lot. Her mom was trying to win her affection in any way possible. She started buying her expensive stuff and took her out to spas and restaurants, and generally started acting more like her best friend than her mother. It was nice, but didn’t give her a good feeling. The worst thing was that when they were alone she always tried to convince Ruth that her father was a weak person or that he was too busy to give her attention, and plenty of other not very nice things. Whereas her dad was acting like he’d already lost - he was there always looking sad, eating his dinners all alone and staring at her like a kicked dog.
    Right before the court date, Ruth accidentally overheard something super-painful. Her mom and dad were having a private conversation, and she heard her mother say: “If you claim that you can’t take care of Ruth, I’ll let you see her freely anytime you want; otherwise I’ll accuse you of being violent and will do everything I can to limit your time with her. Do as I say, because you know that she'll choose me anyway!” Ruth felt like she’d been struck by lightning. Her eyes were opened at once to just how manipulative her mom was. And this blackmail was horrible! She heard her dad give in to her mom just so he would have the opportunity to see her. She was overwhelmed, and at that moment made her decision. The next day, to everyone’s shock, she said that she wanted to live with her dad. Her mom looked like she’d been slapped in the face, and her dad burst into tears right there in front of everyone.
    Afterwards, Ruth stayed on to live with her dad, and once her mom had left she felt bitter inside. With their “friendship” over, she called Ruth from time to time just to tell her what an ungrateful traitor she was. Ruth didn’t know how to answer her. Ruth was convinced that she had done nothing wrong, though. Whereas her dad was now totally happy, always caring, always asking for her opinion and giving her nice treats. She now had lots of freedom, which was really handy for a 15-year-old girl.
    Ruth wanted to go overnight to a music festival, and her dad on this occasion stood firm and said that he wouldn’t let her go because she was too young. She cried and yelled but he said it wasn’t up for negotiation. Desperate to go, she suddenly shouted at him: “You know what? If you don’t let me go, I’ll call mom and ask her to let me live with her!” That kicked dog expression appeared once more on her dad's face; he just said “Ok. Do whatever you like,” and left the room in silence. Ruth stood there unable to believe how much she’d just screwed up. She felt so ashamed!
    At that moment, she realised how much she had inherited her mother’s personality traits. She had that same trait of being a shameless manipulator that Ruth detested her for. But soon she also realised that she could understand her mother a little better now: she had manipulated Ruth and blackmailed her dad because she had been desperate, and she did it for something way more serious than her daughter’s petty teenage whims.
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  • Alexis Aguilar-Perez
    Alexis Aguilar-Perez 22 хвилини тому

    when you scremed at youre dad i felt like 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬😡😡😡😡👿

  • Brown Sugar
    Brown Sugar 3 години тому +1

    I just stay at my moms for 1 week and then my dads for 1 week

  • Yasser Ammar
    Yasser Ammar 6 годин тому

    but whet hapind to your dad

  • Raman Sidhu
    Raman Sidhu 8 годин тому


  • would you rather?
    would you rather? 9 годин тому

    My parents got a divorce and I go to my dad's house once a week

  • Random Person
    Random Person 9 годин тому

    Oh my dad sucks and calls me a lot of not so nice things such as spoiled and that nobody likes me 😞 I reduce to go to his place currently

  • DepressedCucumber
    DepressedCucumber 10 годин тому

    My dad and mom broke up before i were born and my dad lives around 600km away from me nice...

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hill 10 годин тому

    I don't like this girl poor dad you said you like your mum more at least you have a dad 😭😓

  • Itz Dawid
    Itz Dawid 13 годин тому


  • ItzKitten_ChanOwO
    ItzKitten_ChanOwO 16 годин тому

    Well my parents thought of divorcing a long time ago before they actually divorced, but me and my sis were still too young to be left by mom....or well I was too young. I'm the youngest in my family. They divorced after we came back from England and I was confused.. I didn't know what divorce was or what it meant. Mom told me and explained to me, but whenever we came back I forgot the word and saw my father text my mother. I was being a snake reading their chat and seeing the word ,,divorce" again and asked him what it meant. He explained to me. I don't know how I felt it was a long time ago and my memory isn't that great. Now as mom has got a divorce my life has been worse without her hugs and kisses everyday and i had no one to follow. I was actually a lil duck following its mother. I loved following my mom...I felt really happy she was in my life.. I started feeling kinda lonely..I had no one to hug except my father but my dad is always so tired and works from day to night and the opposite...night to day. And my sis... she's almost never home. She's always somewhere outside with friends,mom or her boyfriend. Grandma? She's always busy. Grandpa? I don't like him... don't ask why because I am bad at explaining.

  • Markus Vaha
    Markus Vaha 18 годин тому

    I had same thing 4 years ago. But i chose both.

  • W426 1
    W426 1 19 годин тому

    Only Child lucky.

  • W426 1
    W426 1 20 годин тому

    My parents divorced then they got back together and at five I didn't understand.
    Me: Only one Advant calender
    Why doesn't Dad have his
    Charlie Chaplin Mustache
    Anymore (he honestly did
    That he's an airline pilot!)
    What about the house boat.
    Dad used to take us Ice
    Skating after school in
    I liked playing with the kids
    From the Pub behind the
    House by the barbed wire
    where the dog almost
    Became an amputee.
    An ice cream van came to
    Dad's Coldee Sack.
    I liked pretending to drink
    Beer to piss off our super
    Christian neighbours.
    We were planning to live in like this massive house in Scotland with like gates and a pool and 4 floors and all that jazz but it didn't work with my Dad's work because my parents relationship was improving and when my Mum bought the house to was the breadwinner being a law person but then my Dad became a pilot instead of an civil engineer so my Mum had the money but we then bought a house in Berkshire closer to Heathrow and a cheaper area than Buckinghamshire but has poor people who take drugs and make are Air Cadet Field to dangerous to crawl around during the dark without an officer or adult NCO but we have lots of those because we're bigger than the real RAF even though if we all subbed to a UAclips channel it would only have 50k subscribed.

  • Music Star
    Music Star 21 годину тому

    I just realized that Ruth mostly looks like the girl in this channel’s profile picture!

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    tofazzel hossain hossain 21 годину тому

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  • tofazzel hossain hossain
    tofazzel hossain hossain 21 годину тому

    I feel sorry for dad and feel sad too

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  • Kevin Moore
    Kevin Moore 23 години тому

    the same for me heh

  • Kevin Moore
    Kevin Moore 23 години тому

    was this real?!?!

  • Puppy Planet
    Puppy Planet День тому

    Omg this is so sad!! I cried. I would be so sad if my parents divorced!

  • Strudel Applesauce
    Strudel Applesauce День тому

    You have a *HORRIBLE* mother

  • Kereti Goodwin
    Kereti Goodwin День тому

    I'm so sad for the dad 😭😭😭😭

  • Abi Kluver
    Abi Kluver День тому +1

    1 like = 5 slaps for the mom being so brutal
    Try to get 1000 likes

  • Scott Banks
    Scott Banks День тому

    I am this dad but my children chose their mother and no visitation with me in court. 5 years without a relationship with them now 😢

  • Emma Watson
    Emma Watson День тому +1

    Don’t worry Ruth my parents just got a divorce as well

  • Chelli de Freijtas
    Chelli de Freijtas День тому +1

    Im crying so badly

  • TheGiantEmerald
    TheGiantEmerald День тому

    My parents divorced when I was four. I looked at all other children whose parents were divorced when they were 15 or something. They didn’t like it, but I could care more abou my parents’ breakup. Lol I didn’t know why they were so pissed while I was fine. Then, when I got a bit older, I realised that these children only had one parent to be with and had to make a choice. When my parents divorced I basicically switched between them every week. Lol so I was sitting there thinking in my head “why are you so damn mad? For me it’s no problem” lolololololllolololololololol

  • taetae my alien김태형 오빠

    any army?

  • The Legendario
    The Legendario День тому

    Neither of them deserve the dad.

  • Magdi Almarde
    Magdi Almarde День тому

    I'm also single

  • layla playz
    layla playz День тому

    My parents got divorced when i was 1 year old I dont know who is my father anyway amd my friend always said Do you miss your dad and i said no because i never see him I dont know him...... I live with my mom just two of us but i'm happy .

  • 109367
    109367 День тому

    Very similar to what happened to me but it was the other way around with my father being the manipulative one

  • PZ 88 Anonymous Reborn
    PZ 88 Anonymous Reborn День тому

    HA! My parents divorced when I was 1! You got to choose! Hehehe I'm not crying...

  • llxllay
    llxllay День тому +2

    She s so damn curvy

  • JustDrew
    JustDrew 2 дні тому

    The beginning is the same... my dad is very nice and smart but my mom.....

  • Andrick Flores
    Andrick Flores 2 дні тому

    It’s sad

  • Chelsea Ceballos
    Chelsea Ceballos 2 дні тому

    I love your name roth

    It is the same as my cosins name

  • wolfyAnna 1
    wolfyAnna 1 2 дні тому

    My parents are divorced 😥 but i still get to see my dad for summer or chrismas we spend one summer and Christmas with my dad then the next year with my mom(my dad lives in Arizona)

  • Gisèle Abbate
    Gisèle Abbate 2 дні тому

    What happened to shared custody?

  • Josie Kamens
    Josie Kamens 2 дні тому +1

    Yeah no offense but she is a villain and the blackmail stuff that both of u did are terrible and should not be justified in that way

  • Neto Imdieinginside
    Neto Imdieinginside 2 дні тому

    My parents are getting divorced and if I’m aloud to choose I would say my dad..
    He takes more care of me even tho he’s always at work but my mom does have disabilities but she does act like a normal mom to me and is nice but she never plays with me and never does anything with me , yes my dad takes care of me and does the things my mom does but he never takes the Medicen my mom takes cause it makes her act like she’s drunk and she yells at me and yells at me to do stuff I can’t even do like cook , and she takes the medicen everyday every hour cause she says it helps her “ sleep “ , but every time my dad comes home to her being like that he always calms her down and everything but she continues until she passes out in her chair .

  • lol noob
    lol noob 2 дні тому

    Her mom is a peace of shit

  • Kierra Braaksma
    Kierra Braaksma 2 дні тому

    is it weird that the girls videos the voice sounds the same!?

  • Maebh Armstrong
    Maebh Armstrong 2 дні тому +1

    Thank you. It helped my Dad died

  • Detect Umbreon
    Detect Umbreon 2 дні тому

    I’m gonna share what happens to me my parents divorced when I was 1 year old and it probably made a difference in my life

  • Elly The Cat
    Elly The Cat 2 дні тому

    Oh.. Someone shared story same as mine. This world is pretty big..

  • Ice Cream Cat
    Ice Cream Cat 2 дні тому


  • CloudsX
    CloudsX 2 дні тому

    My parents divorced when i was 0

  • Cotton GachaYT
    Cotton GachaYT 2 дні тому

    That story was just like my life 2 ago ,and I just burst in to tears rn 😭 and every day I cry in my bed room at night cus I want my life just be like other kids ,happy and great life. I always think I have depression 😥😭🥺😞😢

  • we the #LEGENDS
    we the #LEGENDS 2 дні тому


  • Block Head
    Block Head 2 дні тому


  • talha jubair
    talha jubair 2 дні тому

    😥 same i kind of have that too

  • samriddhi 2828
    samriddhi 2828 2 дні тому

    This made me cry

  • BollywoodGaGa
    BollywoodGaGa 2 дні тому

    Poor Ronald McDonald

    Qwi LOLOLOLOLOLO 2 дні тому


  • Daniel Jaime
    Daniel Jaime 3 дні тому

    If my parents were ever to get divorced and they me choose I would choose to live with my godparents.

  • Micah M
    Micah M 3 дні тому +1

    I'm sad

  • Dana Meleaca
    Dana Meleaca 3 дні тому +1

    Fiwst i need 2 tell u this sstowy and very *ImPoRtAnT*

  • Maximus CHANNEL
    Maximus CHANNEL 3 дні тому

    I so sorry of u

  • Tasia James2
    Tasia James2 3 дні тому +1

    I have the same story exactly my dad was kind and quiet my mum was loud and was always In an argument

  • Jade Owoeye
    Jade Owoeye 3 дні тому

    This story did not help me one bit. I’m still depressed about my parents splitting

  • Sameh W
    Sameh W 3 дні тому

    In 4:24 I think the devil swing song remind me

  • Evbro Roseous
    Evbro Roseous 3 дні тому

    I totally understand you girl. My parents were divorced when I was 6. I’m glad that your all good now👍

  • wolf studios
    wolf studios 3 дні тому

    how touching

  • There is No game
    There is No game 3 дні тому

    Well my anwser for who's better is DAD

  • Zwena Hauraa Khansa
    Zwena Hauraa Khansa 3 дні тому


  • Feitan Cage
    Feitan Cage 3 дні тому

    im too old for this type of video .

  • Im Coughing
    Im Coughing 3 дні тому +2

    My depression aint ever leaving

  • • C o t t e n S k i e s •
    • C o t t e n S k i e s • 3 дні тому

    Not sad at all

  • DepresdBoi696
    DepresdBoi696 3 дні тому

    Wait...isn’t Karen suppose to take the kids?

  • Nabbit Plush Gang
    Nabbit Plush Gang 4 дні тому

    Glad she was able to stand up to her mom like that.

  • Zari L
    Zari L 4 дні тому


  • Frishta Safi
    Frishta Safi 4 дні тому

    This is so sad 😭😭

  • Cat Noir girl
    Cat Noir girl 4 дні тому

    Can i tell something?

    You have...a *beautiful* woice

  • AyeKayz
    AyeKayz 4 дні тому

    This happened to me to

  • Asmita Mishra
    Asmita Mishra 4 дні тому +1

    Who else noticed the mom and dad were looking like Mitsy and Harry in the thumbnail?😛😂

  • Lexi Rodriguez
    Lexi Rodriguez 4 дні тому

    My father left before I was born. I never really cared I saw him some times but I haven’t seen him in 5 years. Well... now their not divorced but their separated living in different homes in different countries. But I still love them both :)

  • Chibi CM Punk
    Chibi CM Punk 4 дні тому

    I hate you.

  • Music sound
    Music sound 4 дні тому

    Parents divorced when I was nine and I was OK!

  • BalsaPS
    BalsaPS 4 дні тому

    She’s always talking like nigga what

  • Small Person
    Small Person 4 дні тому

    My mum still hasn’t come back

  • Nathaniel DAVIES
    Nathaniel DAVIES 4 дні тому

    - -
    . .

  • Kaylee Knowles
    Kaylee Knowles 4 дні тому

    This is sad

  • Jussara Vitorino
    Jussara Vitorino 4 дні тому

    También hay otro canal de ellos en versión español “ASÍ ES LA VIDA” xD

  • Amina Khrais
    Amina Khrais 4 дні тому +1

    He can’t just buy her anything in the whole wide world

  • Amina Khrais
    Amina Khrais 4 дні тому +2

    She needs to give her dad a break

  • Amina Khrais
    Amina Khrais 4 дні тому +1

    Ruth is so spoiled

  • Ender Dragon
    Ender Dragon 4 дні тому +2

    This is normal.
    Like My own comment
    Make this the most liked comment LOL

  • Meenakshi Srivastava
    Meenakshi Srivastava 4 дні тому

    I am lucky my parents are divorced but they love each other snd i see my dad every week we are a happy family

  • Creative Drawing tips
    Creative Drawing tips 4 дні тому

    My parents got divorced a few years ago, the transitions are still hard, and I will still hear them shout over the phone they will tell me bad things about each other, and seeing this video was very helpful!!!

  • LOL stellersfan121234
    LOL stellersfan121234 4 дні тому

    i have empathy for you but i need to bawl my eyes out

  • DarkThunderRblx
    DarkThunderRblx 4 дні тому


  • miriahofthewind
    miriahofthewind 4 дні тому

    Manipulates daughter, admits to lying to the court, calls daughter a traitor but "not a villain"? Lol okay girl.

  • Nicholas Grande
    Nicholas Grande 5 днів тому

    My mom and dad broke up to

  • Jimmy Wtf
    Jimmy Wtf 5 днів тому

    :Karen I’m taking the kids
    :josh nah that’s to cleshay what about we make her dicide
    :Karen 👌 👌 👌

  • I have The belt
    I have The belt 5 днів тому

    I Know This Won't Get Much Attention , But Isn't It Really Offensive That People Are Using This Hard Situation For Likes? You're Getting stuff YOU want , not giving anything for reals to the girl.. Terrible that people are falling for this..