I never experienced my parents getting a divorce. They were never married, so they couldn’t ever get a divorce. I haven’t ever met my father so obviously I grew up different than the average child. People would always ask me what it was like to grow up with only one parent, and the answer is simple; it’s the exact same as growing up with two except you grow much closer to the one you have. The next question they would ask is do you ever wish you ever miss having a dad. To put it plainly you don’t miss what you never had. Clearly there are advantages of growing up in a two parent household, growing up without a father has left me completely blind to the more manly tasks of things like fixing cars or hunting, but having only a mother helps in other aspects as well. For one I am very “in touch with my emotions”, which some may consider to be bad or overly feminine, but I see nothing wrong with it. If given the opportunity to be raised in the “normal” way, I wouldn’t change a thing.