A Letter To My Daughter About Divorce

George Kalantzis
3 min readAug 26, 2019


I write this letter today as we finish our first full weekend together to let you know that you are my daughter and I love you from the bottom of my heart.

Right now you probably have no clue what is going on.

Being bounced around like a pinball, back and forth between homes, grandparents, and places that seem new and scary. I want you to know that I love you and I understand what you are going through.

I have been in your shoes many years ago, and I know what it is like to feel so lost and confused. I was just a little older than you when my parents split up. I know that you wish things could be different, and I do too, but sometimes love isn’t enough to keep people together.

Perhaps you might tell people that you have two houses now, with a look of excitement and confusion. But as you grow, I am sure you will have more questions.

So today, I will tell you a story about love.

Before you were born, I was deeply in love with your mother. I never met another woman like her that was interested in who I was as a man and who could make me laugh.

She came to my rescue when I was lost in the world after being in the Marines for ten years. We traveled the world together, and we wrote our own storybook…



George Kalantzis

George is a professional storyteller, a dad to a sassy and adventurous eight year-old girl, and the author Of Nowhere To Go