Just curious as to whether your parents are divorced or still together. My parents are still together. When I was a child every once in a while a friend at school or in the neighborhood would tell me their parents were splitting up. They were usually devastated, and it was a life changing experience for them going from having two parents around to just having one. Sometimes I'd ask a friend about making plans for the weekend, only to be told that it was the weekend to go to dad's house. They usually seemed kind of happy to be seeing their dad, but in the same respect their pet wouldn't be there, they didn't like where they slept, or there was some other reason that made them feel uncomfortable; it didn't seem like home to them. If your parents are deceased, still participate. It's an anonymous poll.