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My parents are divorcing, who to live with?

My mom is moving out and I'm not sure who to live with. I think I'd rather live with my mom since I'm a girl and I need her guidance, but I don't know how to tell my dad. I don't want to hurt his feelings. How should I tell him?

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Unfortunately, it is often not as simple as who you want to live. The courts will decide who can better take care of your. Since you mom is just moving out, stay put for now until she gets settled in somewhere and you are in the same school with your friends. You are going to need them now. Nothing will be permanently decided anytime soon. In most cases parents share custody. Whichever parent you spend most time with you can always call the other whenever you need to. I am sorry you are going through this. Just remember both parents love you and the split is between them even though it is messing with your life.

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Tell him you flipped a coin and your mom won.

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Of what i've seen in divorce couples the children prefer to be with their mothers because mothers are more involved in a child's life - and your father will understand i'm sure !

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Move with who ever you are closer to...they both are obviously your parents and your close to them, but there's really always that one parent you are closer to. Then also visit you other parent every bow and then...probably every weekdays stay with your mom then weekends stay with dad. Or maybe every other week with mom then every other week with dad (be homeschooled if you choose this). Just make sure you give even time to both your parents for both you and them. Good luck.

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It's natural to want to live with your mom. You dad knows this and he knows you love him just as much, too.

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I just go with both parents 50-50

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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, my mom won! hurray!

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It depends with who your closer with but I would say mom

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Your mom and then like once a week or something go see your dad!

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The court will decide

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--If they are moving really far away, be honest with them. The more honest, the more they'll understand.
--If they aren't moving so far apart, (maybe a few miles or so) then you can visit them every so often, and just simply tell them to begin with your mother. Maybe you could visit once a month or couple weeks. Hope these two choices help!

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