My name is Mike. I am an 18 year old freshman in college at the University of Texas. I was born and raised in New York. My parents got divorced when I was nine years old and my mom won custody of me and my younger brother. This scared me - I was scared of my mom. I always felt like I was (and still am) in middle of their issues. My parent's divorce dragged on ten years. In that time, I was used as the source of communication between the two. They have been divorced for a few years now, but still constantly fight. It sucks. I tell them both that I cannot be involved in their disagreements. For all you parents out there going through a divorce, please keep your kids out of it. I do not want to hear when my father's child support is late. I don't want to hear from my mom or dad how terrible the other person is. Sorry to dump my feelings here, but I need to get this out. I feel like I cannot talk to anyone about this. If you are getting a divorce, this think about this - it sucks for kids.