Spoiled Children of Divorce

Exemplary Children of Divorce – Philip K. Dick
May 29, 2016, 4:02 pm
Filed under: Exemplary Children of Divorce, Uncategorized

The next couple of examples of Children of Divorce are interesting for their interest in futuristic thinking and science fiction. They are from an older generation who would have grown up with extreme stigmatism surrounding divorce. They also would probably never become successful in the modern world because their behaviors would not be tolerated and they would be subdued by psychiatric treatment (with no discussion of growing up in trauma, of course).

The first exemplary child is science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. He was born Dec. 16, 1928. His parents divorced when he was around the age of 5 because his father transferred jobs to Reno, NV and his Mother wanted to remain in Los Angeles, CA.

Like many Children of Divorce, Dick didn’t complete college. He also married 5 times. Dick had 3 children. He suffered from symptoms related to schizophrenia which Wikipedia says was triggered by medication given to him for a dental treatment.

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