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Old 12-16-2009, 08:07 AM   #3
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Re: How do you explain the grandparents' divorce and remarriage to your children?

I am still trying to understand my great grandparent's divorce so I can't be much help. (I was the grandchild of the "the Graduate".)

In all seriousness, I think kids accept what they are given. I have 3 dads (not including FIL) and 2 mother like figures (though one I rarely talk to, that being my step mother). I also have 3 grandmothers (all my grandfathers have passed). My DH on the other hand has a more normal family in that no one divorced.

Maybe I am nieve but I don't think my son will think it is that strange. After all he is growing up with this and we make no secrete about who his grandparents are and I frequently call my fathers by Dad #1, Dad #2, or Dad #3. I know I had no issues with my grandparent being divorced (one side was) nor with my great grandparent that were divorced (though I did have issues when I found out grandpa had dated great grandma before he dated grandma! ).
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