My kids have what they need and a lot that they want.For that, my friend, I will bite the bullet.
Who's not to say that he doesn't do the same though?Hmm..
Nope. Life is too short to be unhappy.
Nope. If I'm not happy, then my kid won't be either. Children feed off of their parents emotions and well being.
Yes. My marriage is my children's family. It's bigger than just me and dh. It's their home, their security, their world. I can't tear apart 3 children's worlds just because I'm not happy. I believe that mood doesn't count for much. I believe that happy doesn't matter. What matters is what I do and how I do it. If I'm unhappy, I'll go to a shrink and see if there are any other reasons for it first, before I'll blame my marriage. I know plenty of people who've gotten divorced and gone through custody battles and setting up holiday schedules and all that stuff and found out after the fact that they'd just needed Prozac.
If it was an abusive marriage, I'd haul my kids out faster than light. Happy don't matter, but safety sure as hell does.
i would do everything i could to try an make it work , i would go to counseling , work my hardest to fix things an give it a full year before i would even think about leaving
I would stay. I don't depend on my husband or marriage for my happiness. If I'm not happy then I need to look to myself first and figure out why before I bring upheaval to my entire family. I've been married 8 years, and there have been times when we've both been miserable. We've hit rough patches that lasted weeks or months, but each time we've come through them. I'm watching my best friend go through a divorce that could have been avoided. I see her kids on a regular basis, and I would never wish that on my own kids. They are miserable and don't understand why mommy left and they have 2 houses now.
With that being said, I wouldn't force something that isn't there in my marriage, and there are certain circumstances (infedility, abuse, alcoholism/drugs) where I would be gone with the kids in a heartbeat no matter how miserable they might be without their dad.
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