Children of divorced parents and dating
I think it's important for kids to see their parents doing things just the two of them (date nights, activities, etc). I've learned that 'family' isn't always composed of fully-related siblings but that doesn't mean you don't love each other as if you are." "That it's unnecessary unless you are bound to it for some religious reason.
To me, marriage has become something I don't understand in the slightest.
I think about whether or not I'd ever get married and I usually half-joke/half-honestly believe that I'd rather have kids before I ever even considered getting married.
Marriage just seems like a really expensive way to slowly let down the person you love until you hate each other." "Don't let your kids become the only thing you can talk about with your spouse.
Why do I need another person to confirm my love for someone else?
" "That your parents made just as bad decisions as you do now (but probably worse).
That some people should never get married (definitely not 3 times, ahem, dad).
Not sure this is about marriage, but I'm much more concerned about ending up in a relationship I'm not happy in than friends whose parents are still together and happy." "Growing up you don't know any better so you think that maybe constant arguing is normal.
Just talking past each other is a surefire way to ensure that the problems will persist and eventually overwhelm the marriage." "Even if you are wonderful co-parents, divorce will affect your children all the way into adulthood.Each person really needs to encourage the others' growth as an individual: professionally, emotionally, etc. Remaining independent while livin' life together as a team is really important.Also this is kind of morbid but only marry someone who won't be a gigantic asshole in the event of a divorce.Love notes, flowers for no reason, thoughtful little gifts. Just because you're married doesn't mean you can stop trying. My mom was always so busy with us and my dad was working a ton.Even though we ate dinner as a family every night, sometimes it felt like my parents were living different lives despite living together. Even after 23 years (the length of my parents' marriage), things can fall apart." "I've learned that 'marriage' doesn't always mean that everything works out all happily ever after – but it does mean you still have a life together, at least in some way, if you have children together.
That doesn't mean you can't create it yourself." "My parents got divorced when I was 21, and I learned that if you hate your spouse, you should not stay together for the sake of your kids because you're not doing anybody any favors.