In this world where 50% of marriages end in divorce, none of us is a stranger to it. It is just as common for one’s parents to be divorced as to remain married, and we all know and love people that are divorced, if we’re not divorced ourselves.
Of course part of the reality of divorce is that, depending on how the parents handle it, divorce can be super devastating for kids. It is always difficult for kids, but there are best-case scenarios when parents put their kids first and co-parent with teamwork and respect, and there can be worst-case scenarios when parents use kids against each other or when one parent just completely abandons the family.
An artist who goes by the pen name of “Mac” recently created a comic to show what the impact of divorce was on their family. The black-and-white images, recently published on Bored Panda, show the brutally honest reality that Mac faced as a child, and they are truly heartbreaking. The series starts with the family intact, and follows them as they break apart and the parents find new relationships.