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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 had to leave the good school I’d got into and move somewhere where I knew no one.

After a month, my mother’s new husband threatened to kill her.

Socialite TAMARA ECCLESTONE 'All I wanted was for Mum and Dad [pictured below with Tamara] to get back together. It affected my view of marriage – a lot of people rush into it too quickly.

I’ve only been in one adult relationship, mainly because I’m terrified of the hurt that rips the threads of your life apart – your home, your friends, your finances, your day-to-day life. The biggest thing I learned from my parents’ divorce is no matter how much you love the other person, if they choose to leave you, there isn’t anything you can do to change their mind.

I’m the eldest of three – my brother was ten and my sister eight.

Dad had an affair with a woman in France, where he was working.

I learned early on that it was better to avoid mentioning either one of them to the other. It was a big change - and I'm not good with change.'When they told me they were splitting up, I was taken to a therapist to talk about my feelings.

My sister is seven years older than me and moved out shortly after the divorce. I was only five and didn’t really understand what was happening.

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.

When your parents divorce, it makes you grow up fast.

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