We no longer have a parent-child relationship.’ We were aged between ten and 17. His argument is that he gave our mother money when we were younger.The first time I met the ‘other woman’ was when Dad turned up at my boarding school to take me out for dinner. That was how I discovered she was expecting his baby. He was obliged by court to pay for us until we were out of full-time education, so my mother received some money from him while we went through school. This amounted to about five per cent of his wealth.When your parents divorce, it makes you grow up fast.I'd urge parents to strongly consider working things out. Especially if there were babies involved.'My parents separated when I was five. It was pretty nasty and it took them about five years to agree on who would get custody of my sister and me and all the assets.The effects of a parental split can be devastating when you are a child. Here, adult children of divorce explain why their lives will never be the same… He’d had an affair with a colleague called Tania and she gave him an ultimatum.
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He also said that my sister and I weren’t safe with Mum’s boyfriend or her parents, and that he didn’t want us seeing them.
Mum would tell me that Dad was unstable (which was mostly true) and that we couldn’t believe anything he said about her.
I later found out we were used as ‘bargaining chips’ – you get the car, I get the kids – which I resent.
My relationship with both of them has suffered as a result.
My mother found out when she came across a large bag of love letters in his car.