In case you’re new to reading my blog, I posted an article entitled, “It Takes Two” in the beginning of the year where I mentioned the high statistic of divorce rate from 50% in the 70’s to 75% to date.
I’ve also shared a couple of my friends who had gotten divorce and are currently going through a divorce since the launch of Yours Truly. See articles, “Another Love Bites the Dust”, “Time to Heal” and “After 15 Years”.
On our (Chad and I) way back from a business trip last week, while in the plane and as I looked out the window, the thought of my girlfriend who is going through a very emotional and hard divorce came through my mind (Read my blog post “After 15 Years”). I really tried to understand what could’ve gone wrong. From an outsider’s point of view, the reasons given by my girlfriend’s soon-to-be just didn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense. But, outside knowing that he had committed adultery, I’m still at awe as to what caused him to do such dishonesty.
I talked to Chad about how disturbed I am as I feel so much heartache for my girlfriend. I said to myself, “Really…after four children that piece of s#*t just gave up on her and his kids?!?”
Then I drew to my own conclusions. My parents have gone through so much more than any married couples I know, but they love(d) each other until my dad died. Yet, many find it easy to separate from their spouses because “things were not the same”.
In my opinion, the survival of marriage depends on how strong your love really is; and, how strong your level or tolerance or acceptance you are willing to take in order to make your marriage work. It’s that simple.