A few weeks ago my husband asked me if I would ever leave him. And my answer shocked him… because I told him yes, I would…
We were talking about the couples in our life who have split-up. We’ve lost a few couples to the Big D
For the longest time I thought I hated growing up with divorced parents. I resented it. I swore I would never get a divorce myself. Marriage is forever, I said. Marriage is a commitment, I said.
That’s true, it is. But first and foremost my commitment is to myself.
Now I see things differently.
I am and always will be committed to fighting for and growing in this marriage, however if I got to a point where I felt like I was sacrificing myself, not getting the love and respect I know I deserve or was living a life that didn’t feel aligned – I would be OUT.
For the record, I don’t feel any of those things… I’m just saying for me, marriage is forever – unless it’s not.
I dive into:
my belief about marriage + divorce
what I actually resented in my childhood
my belief about the emotional wellbeing of children after divorce
the mistake I think some couples make
my commitment to myself and to my husband
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