A study found that children who experience the loss of a parent early in life, either through divorce or death, were more likely to begin smoking and drinking before their teen years. What do you think?


“For my kids’ sake, I guess I should just muddle through my loveless marriage no matter how emotionally toxic things get.”

Tara Rickert • Coffee Critic

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“I’m pretty sure my son doesn’t smoke or drink, but I also haven’t seen him in years.”

Nigel Berghoff • Sundial Calibrator

“Sure, you lose a parent, but you gain something that sticks with you for life.”

George Perry • Pinwheel Spinner