February 4th, 2015, 7:10 pm

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355-Divorce of course

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daviddoesntgetit February 4th, 2015, 7:17 pm

Thanks, Angela, for being patient in answering my questions about her divorce. She seemed like she wanted to make it work but it ended up being impossible for her.

Anyways, I like hanging out with Angela's kids, they're really cute.

I joked with her she was perpetuating gender roles and she just retorted, "Shut up, Connor." Haha. I gotta go pick up a friend from the airport in 40 minutes.


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yaoi4evandnevayuri February 5th, 2015, 7:42 pm

@daviddoesntgetit: Hopefully she's happier.
And hopefully her kids understand or will understand what she went through or is going through. I pray/wish for the best.


AwkPenquin (Guest) February 7th, 2015, 4:08 pm

@daviddoesntgetit: I never thought about the effect of a divorce depending on a child's age. That's rly interesting.
Btw I think you might have missed a couple words in the dialogue? Where Angela says "Everyone kept telling me what to..."
P.S. Angela's kids look so cute omg


Reealt February 7th, 2015, 5:03 pm

I'm sure Angela appreciated you listening to her talk about it, it didn't sound like a lot of people listened to her when she talked about it.


Lani (Guest) February 7th, 2015, 7:43 pm

I really love these kinds of quiet moments in your comic David. After all, life doesn't always require a punchline yanno? :3 She sounds so tired in this comic, so I'm glad you're a good friend to Angela and I bet she appreciated your listening!!! :D Your friends and family are so LUCKY to have someone like you around in their life. I'm sure of it! >w</ <3 <3 <3

Angela's divorce reminds me of my mom and dad's. I felt sorry for my brother cause he really did miss having him around, even though we still see the old man every now and then. >w>; I'm not 100% sure if divorce is always harder for kids who are older, but I can kind of see why that may be. Maybe it's just cause I was older or cause I'm a girl, but it was easier to see underneath my parents' passive-aggressive fights than my younger bro did. When the divorce came, it was a surprise for him but it wasn't so much for me although that's HARDLY better! XP I remember getting my middle school self getting into fights with them about it and even telling them to divorce for the sake of everybodys sanity! OTL;;; I know divorce is complicated decision, but I'm glad my parents are divorced opposed to my best friend's parents who still stick together despite shouting matches up to this very day. @_@;;;

Oh yeah David? I know that I tend to write a lot and you're probably super busy with your own job, life and stuff so don't worry about replying to everything I wrote so far! Hope you're doing okay!!! :D


daviddoesntgetit February 13th, 2015, 8:17 pm

@marianasierra: Oh, thanks. It's nice to hear my art still manages to hold its own.

@yaoi4evandnevayuri: She said she's much happier now, even if it was really hard to actually muster up the courage to go through with a divorce.

I'm sure her kids will understand, they seem like good kids.

@awkpenguin: Yeah, me neither. My parents were divorced since I could remember so it was just the way it was. It's a pretty simple concept, actually, you just get used to things so the longer it's been and the more you were used to having them be together, the more of a shock it is.

I forget words a lot, there's almost a missing word every comic. I don't really care...

Haha, her kids are cute. Aron's kind've a smart ass and Ariel is a little too sassy for Angela's taste but they're not bratty at all.

@Reealt: I guess you're right. She said everyone she talked to, their first instinct was to give advice which made it hard for her to want to talk about it.

@lani: Haha. I'm not much of a punchline kinda guy but something about a strip comic just makes me feel compelled to do so.

She was very tired, I was worried about asking her since it seems like she's had to tell this story over so many times and to a less than compassionate crowd so I hope I was a good listener and friend. Haha, I'm not sure if my friends and family would count themselves as lucky to have me but I count myself lucky to have them.

Yeah, that's how I feel when our dad and our stepmom got divorced. Jenny was quite fond of our dad, remembering to send him a Christmas card every year since she was a kid. Since she got her own house now, our dad went to go visit her for Christmas and she seemed very happy about that.

I'm not saying divorce is harder on older kids, I wouldn't know. It was just something Amy read about, people are free to make their own judgments. Also,. any sort of broad, generalized, and sweeping statement like that should obviously be regarded as just that, a statement that leaves out every minutiae, and should not be taken as an absolute. I'm going to assume most reasonable people understand making any sort of commentary isn't inclusive of all instances.

Oosh. Yeah. Sounds like a rough time for you and an even rougher time for your friend. Well, divorce isn't an easy decision, depending on the person. Good luck to your friend.

Ah, you don't write too much, I enjoy reading long comments. Yeah, sorry. I get busy a lot, it takes me 3 months to reply back to emails. It takes me about an hour to reply to comments so I have to make sure I have time in order to do it, haha. Thanks for being so patient.


Oly-RRR February 21st, 2015, 12:48 pm

This is a really good page. It's something that might help someone... I dunno, I don't think you can just pass experience in words but sometimes you heard something and it gives you a new perspective, just like that.

I think it's true about divorces affecting older kids more - at least judging by how for me it was always just a fact and I didn't feel sad about that fact (just about having less people in my life since my father's side never stayed in touch but it's another story) and for a lot of my friends it was this big mess with them in the middle.

And generally, two happy parents living in different houses seem like a better option than two miserable parents under the same roof.