I have been married for 25 years and successfully raised my kids (who are now out of college) with their biological dad. Even though my dh and I aren't the most compatible, I stuck it out for the sake of keeping my family together! I can't imagine not being with my children 100% of the time!! It would have driven me crazy!! I have a lot of empathy for divorced moms who have shared custody!! Does it ever get easier? How do you cope if there is a stepmother involved? Do you get jealous? I cannot fathom sharing my kids with another woman!!! I give you divorced mommas so much credit for dealing with all that!! I am so thankful that I didn't have to go through that, although I do wish that I had a more fulfilling relationship. My dh really isn't the right guy for me, although he's not a bad guy. I guess you can't have it all, most of the time!