地道美语听力播客:Being a Divorced Parent
日期:2011-08-18 10:02

(单词翻译:单击)

Oscar: How are you adjusting to being a single parent?

Penny: It hasn’t been easy, but Paul and I are trying to be as civil as possible. We worked out joint custody so that Mina will get quality time with both of us. Still, it’s been an adjustment for her.

Oscar: I’m sure, and for you and Paul, too. Will you get to see Mina when she’s with her father?

Penny: We each have visitation rights. Fortunately, Paul and I both want what’s best for Mina, so we’re working hard to make the right decisions.

Oscar: If you don’t mind my asking, how are you managing financially?

Penny: Neither of us is paying alimony to the other so that was never an issue, but Paul will be paying child support since I’ll have Mina most of the year. Paul had no objections. He’s been amenable to anything that would be good for Mina.

Oscar: How has Mina been reacting to the whole thing?

Penny: She has been acting out, which is to be expected. Paul’s parents and my mother have been very supportive, and we’re all trying to give her as much stability as possible.

Oscar: It sounds like you’re doing all you can.

Penny: We’re trying our best, under the circumstances.

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重点单词
  • qualityn. 品质,特质,才能 adj. 高品质的
  • issuen. 发行物,期刊号,争论点 vi. & vt 发行,流
  • stabilityn. 稳定性,居于修道院
  • actingn. 演戏,行为,假装 adj. 代理的,临时的,供演出
  • amenableadj. 顺从的,通情达理的,经得起检验的
  • adjustmentn. 调整
  • jointadj. 联合的,共同的,合资的,连带的 n. 关节,接