My job is not, sadly, about keeping couples together, but in helping them to manage their separation with the least hostility and destruction. Children have a right to two parents.
To me, it reminds me of my early childhood. It still hits a chord with me. Divorce is living out of a bag if your parents decide to share custody of you and your brother. We had these interesting movies about wild animals that we watched all the time, a good sized living room, and in the winter, we had an awesome fireplace.
I remember that Dad would always buy that cereal because my brother and I loved it. I remember that on Saturday afternoons, my dad would start to make pizza dough, and then by the time we had to leave for church, he timed it so that he could leave the pizza dough to rise while we were at church.
Then after church, if my brother and I could tell Dad one thing about the sermon, we would each get to pick out a movie at the movie rental store. By the time we had picked out our movies and drove the minutes it took to get home, the pizza dough was ready to be put on a pan, sauced, and covered in toppings.
All three of us. I remember that my mom bribed my brother and I into sleeping in our own beds or with each other, because we slept with her a lot. I have never been a morning person, and as a child it was a fight to get me out of bed. However, my mom got me figured out. I also remember the heartbreak I felt and the pain of not understanding why Mommy and Daddy were no longer together.
He had purposely placed it in a spot in my room where he knew I would see it. My parents had also decided together to send me to the elementary school counselor so I could talk and come to terms with the divorce.
I remember when I fractured my right wrist, my mother came and got both my father and I. We had to go to a bigger town that night, because I needed surgery. I woke up the next morning, and both of my parents were in the room with me. When my brother hurt his back, both of my parents were there for him because he needed them.
Through everything from surgery to IEP meetings, both of my parents were there for me and my brother. Whatever the problem was, if it concerned me or my brother, my parents put all of the things between them aside because they knew we needed them to be our mom and dad.
I know that to this day, if I have an accident tomorrow, both of my parents would be there within just a few hours. If the doctor told them I might need some form of therapy, they would discuss and decide what to do and where I would be getting that therapy together.
My wonderful stepparents may offer to help, my stepmother is great at doing internet researchbut in the end my mother and father would decide. Though they are divorced, they have never once put their broken marriage before me and my brother and they never will.
It makes me love and appreciate both of my parents that much more. Keep making those kids take those gross tasting vitamins when they are with you and keep doing your best.
Keep loving your kids. And if you are lucky enough to have an ex that works with you as well as my parents worked with each other, they will remember that, too.Does Marriage Matter?
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