Kids Tell Their Stories on HBO's 'Don't Divorce Me'
Rosie O'Donnell documentary shares new perspectives
Children of divorce don't have it easy.
Many search for answers beyond their understanding and blame themselves. These are just some of the mind states explored in the thoughtful and touching HBO film, "Don't Divorce Me!: Kids' Rules for Parents on Divorce."
Comedian and former talk-show host, Rosie O'Donnell, executive produced the documentary, which debuts Thursday, Sept. 20, and includes interviews, tips, drawings, songs and anecdotes from more than two dozen children. Many of the interviews are heartbreakingly candid while a few are sweet and humorous.
"When thinking about divorce, a child's perspective can often be left out of the equation," O'Donnell, 50, said. "This film puts these kids front and center, advocating on their behalf."
O'Donnell has personal experience on the subject. Her and ex-wife, Kelli Carpenter, split five years ago. They have four children.
"Don't Divorce Me!: Kids Rules for Parents on Divorce" debuts Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and re-airs Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6 a.m. ET/PT on HBO2 and Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT on HBO.